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Bug 627185 - Incomplete EXIF GPS metadata
Incomplete EXIF GPS metadata
Product: eog
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: EOG Maintainers
EOG Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-08-17 16:34 UTC by Bastien Nocera
Modified: 2012-03-02 04:25 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

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2010-08-17 16:34 UTC, Bastien Nocera

Description Bastien Nocera 2010-08-17 16:34:17 UTC
Created attachment 168112 [details]
the image properties


The Longitude GPS information is not formatted at all in EOG, and the Latitude information is completely missing from the display, though gthumb will show it.
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2010-08-17 16:36:47 UTC
Test case image at:
Comment 2 Felix Riemann 2010-08-17 22:00:32 UTC
The infos are there, but as "InteroperabilityIndex" and "InteroperabilityVersion", which IIRC is due to some conflicting tag ids here.
Will look if I can find a workaround.

Regarding the formatting: We don't do any formatting of the tags ourselves in the details view and rely on libexif for formatting. Maybe we should look into moving to exiv2 as well (bug 512265), although I think there were some caveats as well there.
Comment 3 Felix Riemann 2010-08-17 22:01:35 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> ...
> moving to exiv2 as well (bug 512265), ...

It's actually bug 515265.
Comment 4 Bastien Nocera 2010-08-17 22:13:25 UTC
If moving to exiv2 or gexiv2 is on the cards, and will fix my bug, I'd be happy either way. FWIW, gthumb handles this file just fine, so moving there might be the solution.
Comment 5 Felix Riemann 2011-07-17 13:53:06 UTC
eog now specifically overrides libexif's formatting for some GPS tags:

commit 3e4bc1aad5bf9236705bdb049ed017f374e27552
Author: Felix Riemann <>
Date:   Sun Jul 17 15:47:28 2011 +0200

    Reformat Exif tags for GPS position to be better understandable
    libexif's formatting of these tags is not nice to read.
    Reformatted are latitude and longitude values and their reference points.

commit 8574b4ba6e6211b5f1a7e1fade6e02da2b8703fd
Author: Felix Riemann <>
Date:   Sun Jul 17 13:57:33 2011 +0200

    Make sure GPS Exif tags are named and ordered correctly
    Some GPS tag IDs overlap with IDs from other IFDs.
    Specifically check for the GPS IFD and order the entries accordingly.
    Also respect the IFD when determining the tag's title.

This problem has been fixed in the development version. The fix will be available in the next major software release. Thank you for your bug report.
Comment 6 Mike S 2012-03-02 04:25:33 UTC
Still not fixed (version 3.2) see bug #671178