Transfer images from phone and keep location info.

  James.G 09:13 17 Mar 2018

Hi all,

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 with thousands of holiday photos on. When I click the information on the photos it tells me the exact location that the photo was taken by pin pointing it on Google Maps.

Now I would like to transfer these photos to my PC and still be able to to see exactly where in the world they were taken.

Is there any way of this happening?

Thanks in advance.


  mrcalif 10:00 17 Mar 2018

Just copy or move them to your PC. The location details (Long-Lat) will be kept as the details are embedded into the image meta-data of each photo.

  alanrwood 11:24 17 Mar 2018

Why not just try it with one photo.

  john bunyan 17:41 17 Mar 2018

mrcalif is correct. When you transfer to PC, locate the file, press properties then details and the Lat and Long should be there. Some of mine from an iPhone were missing since on the phone, Settings, Privacy, Camera, I had ticked "Never" Now corrected to "when using the app"

  john bunyan 17:43 17 Mar 2018

PS Not sure if it gives a written location such as Paris, only the Lat and Long

  wee eddie 18:19 17 Mar 2018

If you Copy and Paste, you are likely to lose the Metadata. Just use Samsung's built in software

  mrcalif 20:20 17 Mar 2018

If you Copy and Paste, you are likely to lose the Metadata. Just use Samsung's built in software


  wee eddie 20:32 17 Mar 2018

I'm just reporting my experience between my S7 Edge and Windows 10 via USB

  mrcalif 21:08 17 Mar 2018

That's one I just copied off my S9.
Notice you can actually remove the meta-data in Windows. Always a good idea if posting to image hosting sites. If you plonk those coordinates into a mapping program. You'll actual find out where I was on the 15th March 2018 @ 11:19:39. Can anyone tell me?

  mrcalif 21:13 17 Mar 2018

If your really smart. I wonder who could tell me what type of PC I'm using.

  Aitchbee 22:33 17 Mar 2018


Can anyone tell me?

You were in Pinner or Harrow on the western outskirts of London, your camera was mounted in a drone flying at an altitude of 124 metres.

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