Ovolab released their Geophoto application last week, offering users the ability to find their photo albums by location, or a single picture taken in a specific place. Instead of finding your photos by contextual text, find it by location.
Geophoto allows you to map your photos so you can easily find the ones you took in Nantucket, Nanjing or Namibia. But even if youâ€™re not a world traveler, you may find the application quite useful. You can discover faraway places through pictures taken by Flickr users, or simply organize the photos with your friends by pinning them to their neighborhoods.
Professional photographers may find it useful too. Finding that photo taken during a photo safari in Africa is as easy as zooming onto the Serengeti Park – and Geophoto knows exactly where it is. Also, you donâ€™t have to be connected to the Internet to use it; it has a built-in database of more than 83,000 cities worldwide and itâ€™s like having a globe of your own, viewable on the computer.
Thereâ€™s a trial version if you want to try it, and itâ€™s only $20 to buy. Geophoto 1.3 is a 42.5 MB download and itâ€™s a universal binary requiring Mac OS X 10.4 and a graphics card with at least 64 MB of VRAM.
You might want to read up one userâ€™s first impressions of Geophoto before you use it yourself. Jeff Carlson over at TidBits.com tried it and posted his thoughts here.