Saturday, April 28, 2007

gpicsync on Ubuntu/Feisty

GPicSync is a very nice cross-platform tool to match up photos with GPS locations. However it requires a package that isn't included by default by Ubuntu/Feisty.

1. Download GPicSync from

2. Unpack it: tar zxf Linux-GPicSync-0.91.tar.gz

3. Move to the directory it created: cd Linux-GPicSync-0.91

4. Set the GUI and command line versions of the program executable: chmod +x

5. Install the Ubuntu/Feisty package python-wxgtk2.8 which provides the python bindings for the wx library and the exiftool: sudo apt-get install python-wxgtk2.8 libimage-exiftool-perl

6. Run the program and start geotagging photos: ./


  1. On my Ubuntu/Feisty I had to install package python-imaging too.
    Without this package I got the following error when tried to run GPicSync :
    ImportError: No module named PIL
    Now GPicSync is working without any problem. Hope it helps :-)

  2. Thanks for that - it works on Karmic too and saved me a few minutes of figuring out what packages I needed.