- Apr 18, 2013 at 9:17 am #1301885
So the Olympus Viewer 3 software that came with my TG-2 is acting up. The camera seems to record the accurate location of the photo, but when I load it into the software, it maps out my photos about a hundred miles away. Olympus customer support has never heard of this issue, and apparently my case has gone to the "head technician" for review or something like that. It may be a few days before I hear back.
In the meantime, I'm curious to try to import other photos into the software just to see what happens. Can anyone send me an email with the actual photo with GPS info embedded? My email is T R A V I S L E A N N A (at) G M A I L (dot) C O M. No spaces in email, all one word.
Oh, and please indicate in your email exactly where the photos were taken so I know if they're being accurately mapped or not.
Thanks!Apr 18, 2013 at 9:31 am #1978026Matthew NaylorMember
Just sent you two from my TG2
-MattApr 18, 2013 at 9:50 am #1978038
Thanks Matt. I'm pretty happy with the camera itself, and the 2.0 lens is much brighter than my previous camera with a 3.1. I think it's the software. I'm guessing you're not near New York?
If I zoom in, one of the photos was taken in the Atlantic ocean.Apr 18, 2013 at 10:07 am #1978048
Anyone with a non-Olympus camera want to send me a few pictures?Apr 18, 2013 at 10:47 am #1978061
I used another program to map the location of your photos, as well as a few geotagged photos from the internet. The Olympus software seems to put the photos directly east of their actual location, ranging from 45-100 miles away. Latitude seems correct, but longitude is always off.
Weird.Apr 18, 2013 at 11:05 am #1978064Matthew NaylorMember
Ah yeah it would have been helpful to tell you where that is :-)
They should have been on the east and north edges of Splitrock Reservoir http://goo.gl/maps/48frN
Picasa handled the geotagging fine in my hands… must be a problem with the Olympus software (which I haven't used yet)Apr 18, 2013 at 11:05 am #1978065
Olympus called me today. They found out that there's some sort of bug in the software itself that incorrectly maps photos on a Mac. The technician said that he's elevating the issue to the software developers in Japan. They're supposed to keep me in the loop.
My guess is that eventually there will be an update.Apr 18, 2013 at 11:39 am #1978083
T-Funk, I think they should give you a free RT to Tokyo for this, to fix it for you. And, you know, for a dozen of your friends to go along, and free saki and Kirin beer and Kobe steaks for everybody. When the apple blossoms are in bloom, of course.Apr 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm #1978103
You're absolutely correct, Gary. Now, can you help me find 12 worthy souls to come along?Apr 20, 2013 at 8:06 am #1978655
Wait, Travis…I'd decide? No, Ide-icide will decide. He's quite worthy himself, you know.Apr 20, 2013 at 9:13 am #1978673idesterBPL Member
@doug-iLocale: The Cascades
"Wait, Travis…I'd decide? No, Ide-icide will decide. He's quite worthy himself, you know."
Oh no! You're not making me responsible for this mess! No way.Apr 20, 2013 at 9:21 am #1978675
We all need a scapegoat at some point, Doug. Man up.Apr 20, 2013 at 9:31 am #1978683
C'mon, Idster, how else can we be assured of creating an international incident or two while we're there? We need you!
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