Writing first time here, thank you in advance for your help...
So, I have an S20 FE 5G and it is impossible the samsung camera app to write compass bearing (direction) metadata in the exif tags of photos. I have the same problem with Geo Tracker app which does not keep any direction data in the gpx files it produces...
I hae already calibrated the compass which seems to work properly (also in GPS Test app).
So my photos contain only geographical coordinates about the location they have been taken but not the direction they have been taken. By the way only by using the Timestamp Camea Free app the jpgs made by my phone contain also compass (direction) info/tag.
Any ideas? Is my phone faulty?
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This functionality isn't supported by the native camera app. You must use a 3rd party app to get directional metadata into your photos.
Like it is in the aforementioned "Timestamp Camea Free" app. Thank you very much for your helpful reply, since you are sure that native camera app does not support this function.
Now I start looking a gps tracker app to make gpx files and take the compass bearing data from there with lightroom and attach the in photos exif data. However the -really very convenient and full of features- Geo Tracker app logs only the gps info and not the compass one 😞
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