Support » Plugin: Media Library Assistant » GPS Location Tagging in Bulk

  • Resolved tremmert


    I am trying to use Media Library Assistant to add GPS (latitude/longitude) information to several photos on my wordpress site. It appears that this should be possible, but I have not figured it out. I found but when I select several images and click edit, and enter the lat/long info, it doesn’t seem to save. Any thoughts on how to get this tag into my images?

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  • Plugin Author David Lingren


    Thanks for your question, and thanks as well for taking the time to find and apply the solution outlined in the earlier support topic.

    I want to make sure I understand what you are trying to accomplish. You wrote “add GPS (latitude/longitude) information to several photos” and “Any thoughts on how to get this tag into my images?” The solution outlined in the earlier topic covered extracting the GPS metadata already present in the image files and using it to populate WordPress custom fields. Your wording might imply that you are trying to embed GPS information in the image file(s).

    When you write “it doesn’t seem to save” do you mean that the custom fields are not updated or do you mean that the values don’t get added to the file?

    Any additional details you can provide will be helpful.

    Hello David,

    Basically what I am trying to acomplish is to get GPS location info to be stored in my WordPress images. If I use a site like: and point it to one of my images, it says “There is no GPS info”. In bulk, I would like to apply GPS location info to all my photos on our site. Is this possible with this plugin?


    Plugin Author David Lingren


    Thanks for clarifying your intent. Thanks as well for posting links to the “View EXIF” site and a sample image; very helpful.

    I see that the image analysis includes a comment – “Compressed by jpeg-recompress”. It looks like your image(s) have been process by a compression plugin or utility. These programs typically strip EXIF data to reduce the size of the image file. I haven’t found one that retains the metadata or allows you to select data to retain.

    MLA does not have any features that alter the files attached to Media Library items in any way. This was an early and explicit decision on my part because I didn’t want to run the risk of damaging anyone’s files.

    I regret the news is not better, but I am marking this topic resolved simply because your question has been answered. I hope you find a solution that works for your application, and thanks for your interest in Media Library Assistant.

    Thanks for the feedback. I completely understand your decision not to modify the original images on the site for risk of damage.

    I will continue to look for a plugin or solution to add/update EXIF data to my images.

    have a great day!

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