Microsoft Photo Info

July 16, 2007

Microsoft released a free utility for Windows XP and Vista that allows one to view and edit the information stored with digital photos. Called Photo Info, the software adds "Photo Info" to the context menu for images. It also enhances the tip that is displayed when one hovers over an image.

My interest waned after I installed the software and learned that it does not handle GPS coordinates. Consider that Microsoft has the mapping programs Streets & Trips and MapPoint, as well as the Virtual Earth maps at

I suppose this is what happens when a very large company is doing many, many things - one hand doesn't always know what the other is doing. Still, consumer GPS is a pretty big deal. This seems a silly omission.

Tags: Photography