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No GPS data added to photos when transferred

(Topic created: 10-21-2022 11:07 AM)
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stevef70
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Hi, I recently bought an A13 and I am delighted with it, but there is one small issue.

GPS location is not being added to the exif data. Pre-empting all those who want to ask, I'll confirm that :

  • Location service is on and working in google maps, OSMand, and other apps
  • Camera has permission to access location
  • Camera settings adjusted to add location data to pix

Curiously - and confirming that GPS is working - when viewing the images in the gallery on the phone, I can see a map with a pointer at the location where I took the pic. So the phone knows where it was taken, but when I transfer the pix to my laptop and examine the exif data, all GPS fields are empty.

So what else could it be? I think I've covered everything but I'm happy to be corrected if someone has an answer.

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Laws4321
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Good question indeed
DanG92263
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Photo location is optional. Ensure app permissions are turned on for Samsung Gallery and Camera.

Settings
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App permissions

It appears that you have them turned on for camera, but not gallery, so so information is not being transferred when moving out of gallery.
stevef70
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That makes no sense at all, as the camera creates the photos and writes the exif data, and has the appropriate permissions....and if I haven't given the gallery any permission how can it read the location?

However, I'll do the experiment and try your suggestion. Stay tuned.

DanG92263
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I had found that the camera will create the exif data to the photo, but will strip it if sharing it from Gallery if the Gallery permissions are not set also.
stevef70
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