macOS New App Release – myTracks 3.1.2


Product Announcements – Independent developer, Dirk Stichling of Paderborn, Germany has released myTracks 3.1.2, an important update to his photo geotagging app for macOS. myTracks allows anyone to quickly and easily organize GPS tracks from photos stored in JPEG or RAW formats.

Version 3.1.2 of myTracks brings the ability to easily geotag photos that are stored in the macOS “Photos” app. With just a few clicks of the mouse, anyone can geotag their photos that are stored in the app. There is no need to update anything in the Photos app itself. Once the process is complete, users can easily view the location of the photos using the “Places” feature of the Photos app.

“I created myTracks to be the Swiss Army Knife for organizing your GPS tracks. They can be loaded from a broad range of devices, and the app organizes them into an easily accessibly library,” says the creator of the myTracks app, Dirk Stichling. “Plus, the new version of the app allows users to select photos stored in the macOS ‘Photos’ app that don’t have GPS information, and quickly geotag them using myTracks.”

Geotagging “Photos” images with myTracks works as follows:

  1. Select the images in the Photos app that do not have GPS information.
  2. Open the ‘myTracks’ app and select “Import from ‘Photos’ app” in the “File” menu.
  3. myTracks will display the locations the photos were taken, based on GPS tracks in the myTracks app.
  4. Geotagging can be added to each image photo-by-photo or by using myTracks’ batch processing feature.

In addition to the macOS “Photos” app, myTracks can be used with numerous other photo organizing applications, including Aperture, Adobe Lightroom, GraphicConverter, or even the macOS Finder. myTracks handles the JPEG and RAW photos formats. GPS tracks can be exported in the GPX, KML or KMZ file formats, and can be used with Google Earth.


  • Works great with the macOS “Photos” app
  • 1-click, drag-and-drop geotagging of JPEG and RAW photo files
  • Offers more than 50 presets for downloading GPS tracks
  • Import, export, and edit tracks in GPX and KML formats. Export in KMZ formats
  • Ability to display tracks on a variety of maps, both online and offline
  • Compatible with Adobe Lightroom, macOS Photos, Aperture, GraphicConverter or macOS Finder
  • Upload to Flickr
  • iCloud support
  • Free iOS app to track recording and sync with macOS app

In addition to using myTracks for macOS with dedicated GPS loggers, app developer Stichling also offers a free iPhone app, “myTracks – The GPS logger” to record GPS tracks. Users can synchronize all of their tracks between their iOS and macOS devices via iCloud. The iPhone app is available worldwide through the App Store.

Device Requirements:

  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 45.1 MB

myTracks 3.1.2 is only $14.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Travel category. “myTracks – The GPS-Logger” for iOS is also available for free through the App Store.


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