Photoshop Elements: Map View and/or Way to use Geotagged Photos

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I was looking for a Picasa replacement and I thought I found one with the photoshop and premier elements package. After downloading the trial I realized that there is no map view and according to some release notes 10 was the first version without it. Are there plans to add something like this back in. I recently bought a camera that geotags all the pictures taken and it would basically be useless without some sort of map view, unless I am missing something the elements software. Thanks for your help
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keith peskosky

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Vaishali, Employee

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Official Response
Keith,

There is no Map functionality in E10.
However we are looking at future versions for map support with more integrated experience.

Regards,
vaishali
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I have a device (i-gotU GT600) and associated software which tags my photos with the GPS location. Annoyingly, although Photoshop Elements 9 is my preferred appliaction, I apparently cannot use this GPS information in PE 9 to automatically display the location on a map (eg Google maps). I can do this with Nikon ViewNX2 just by clicking on a globe symbol in the toolbar when viewing the photo - it immediately shows the location on Google maps. Judging by the chatter on the Internet, PE9 is lagging the market on this feature, so it would be great if you would catch up!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Elements - interface tagged GPS location to Google maps (or similar).
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I can manually geotag photos with help of the Nikon or Olympus software attached to the camera, or import photos that are already geotaged by my smartphone. Now only waiting (since Dutch version of Elements 5!!!) for geotagging / mapping in Photoshop Elements.
Already 40.000 photo's in the organizer, can do search functions based on tags, but not on geotag. I would love to do search functions based on tag + geotag. For example which photo's have my name tag and see only those photos on the map.
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I can relate to (Not So) Lucky Luke. I have over 40k photos in my organizer too (all geo-tagged). And I totally rely on the mapping feature to find photos for clients. Then one day when I really needed to do a search - the map was GONE!!!
Purchased version 10 because I thought I just had a bug and being a dedicated user wanted to upgrade anyhow (have had every version starting with 4 I think). After installing 10, that's when I learned the Sad reality. Well it's been awhile. Has anything changed or
HAVE ALL US GEO-TAGGERS JUST BEEN WRITTEN OFF ???
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Have you seen the Map module in Adobe Lightroom?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBLhKk...
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Richard Kwiecinski

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Jeffrey, Thank You so much. Not sure when you added the Mapping Module to Lightroom, but early this year when I had your customer service on the phone they had not solutions for me.
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Richard Kwiecinski

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Just started looking at Lightroom again and it looks like this mapping module will be the answer to my non-functioning PE mapping dilema.
Guess it's because I'm a marketing guy, but need to ask why the heck didn't Adobe send all the Elements users news that the mapping was going to stop working in the first place? (Personally, it really cost me having promised photos to clients that all of a sudden I could not find in my organizer)
And then Adobe could have made lemonade from the lemon by offering a incentive to upgrade to Lightroom to make up for the loss in functionality of PE.
I think for anyone that the mapping was that important (like myself) they would have upgraded without hesitation.
But instead I was left dealing with abandonment Issues ... LOL
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Yeah. I'm not a marketing guy, but I do see group of Elements users who would maybe be better suited by using Lightroom. I think we did include a copy of the Lightroom 3 trial with Elements 9 or 10. There's also a video series that talks about migrating/integrating Elements with Lightroom.

http://tv.adobe.com/show/going-from-p...
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Today checked the adobe website. Lightroom is up to version 4, indeed with a mapping feature; Seems nice! My questions:
- can Lightroom import the Photoshop Elements database?
- and why not upgrade to Photoshop Elements? A week ago PE11 was launched, now WITH mapping feature!!! So why change to Lightroom?
- What is the difference between mapping feature of Lightroom 4 and PE11??
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Doesn't Elements 11 include GPS mapping and links to Google maps? Can't see much mention on Adobe's own PE11 site, but the PCPro review says "Photos arriving with geolocation data embedded are automatically pinpointed on a Google map (once they've been put through Elements' Auto Analyzer), or you can drag and drop images without location data onto the map. It's then possible to sort photos displaying only those taken in a particular location."
Read more: Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 review | Software | Reviews | PC Pro http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/softwa....
Why don't Adobe make more of this rather than pushing people to Lightroom?