Cooperation with Google Earth

You can display all the GPS-enhanced pictures in a folder, or all such selected pictures, in Google Earth by using the Browser menu item named Information | GPS | Show in Google Earth… . The pictures in Google Earth are displayed as thumbnails above the areas where their coordinates lie. After you click a thumbnail, a large version of the picture is displayed, along with its title and description, if such information is stored in the picture.

Use Information | GPS | Show in Google Earth (Advanced)… in the Browser to create a KML or KMZ file that you can then immediately view in Google Earth. GPS coordinates and the title and description of the picture are written to the KML file. The KMZ file also contains a thumbnail for each picture.

Create KML/KMZ files, then show in Google Earth immediately opens the file you created in Google Earth. Create KML/KMZ files, then save them to disk enables you to name and save the file.

The For KMZ archives, include large previews option adds both thumbnails and larger pictures for viewing to the KMZ file. If you do not check this option, Google Earth will show you only marked picture-taken locations, with no thumbnails.

You can add picture information of your choice to pictures’ Title and Description fields using the program’s Metadata Tokens feature. Normally, the Title {T} and Description {D} fields are chosen here. (You can set the contents of these two fields using, for example, the Browser’s Descriptions Pane.

KML (Keyhole Markup Language), supplemented by KMZ (Compress Keyhole Markup Language), is a standard for storing GPS, descriptions, and pictures for use in Google Earth, Google Maps, and other geographical programs and websites.