The GPS Data panel download is available immediately for both Mac and Windows platforms, and enables the panel in a number of Creative Suite 5 applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator and InDesign. The panel is only available in English, and doesn't include an installer or work with the extension manager. Instead, it must be manually placed in the correct location, which varies by operating system. On Macs, the gpsData folder must be placed in /Library/Application Support/Adobe/XMP/Custom File Info Panels/3.0/panels/ . Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit and Windows 7 32-bit users must place the gpsData folder in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\XMP\Custom File Info Panels\3.0\panels\. Finally, customers using Windows Vista 64-bit or Windows 7 64-bit must place the panel in C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\XMP\Custom File Info Panels\3.0\panels\
Once installed, the panel becomes available on restarting Photoshop and other compatible applications. The GSP Data panel allows display of both camera and subject location, altitude, image direction, subject bearing, distance, time stamp, receiver speed, receiver direction, map datum, area information, differential correction, and GPS tag version. Obviously, whether each field is displayed depends on the data available in the current file. In the example below, from our Sony HX5V review, most fields are filled, with the exception of subject-specific fields. The HX5V is uncommon in including a compass, and this information hence won't be available for many GPS-capable camera models.
The GPS Data panel in Photoshop CS5's File Info dialog, showing an image of San Francisco shot from the Twin Peaks Overlook.
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