1. Skippermark's Avatar
    I started using the iCloud Photo Library (Beta) a couple weeks ago and noticed that if I download or email a photo from the webpage, the location (GPS) info of where the photo was taken is getting removed.

    This happens with Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer & Mozilla on both a Macbook Pro & Windows 7 computer testing 3 different iPhones and 3 different iCloud accounts.

    The only successful way to keep the location data intact is to email the photo from the phone's app (not the web interface) or share the photo to something like Google Drive or Dropbox.

    I don't have the beta of the Photos app on the Mac and wondered if the location/GPS data gets removed when using that application.

    This seems to be a bug in the beta version of the web interface, so I sent feedback about it and was just curious if anyone else noticed this. It's kind of annoying because there's no way to easily save edited photos with the location info intact.
    03-21-2015 03:24 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Photos I've shot with my iPhone6 have geotags... bring up the photo, have Photos show info... and there's a map...
    03-21-2015 03:31 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    I don't have the beta of the Photos app on the Mac and wondered if the location/GPS data gets removed when using that application.
    It does not.
    03-21-2015 03:39 PM
  4. Skippermark's Avatar
    New to the forums here. Is there no way to reply to your own post?

    My photos are geotagged. They display fine on the phone, but when I go to icloud.com/#photos on a computer and download or email the photos from there, the location info get stripped out.
    03-21-2015 03:40 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    New to the forums here. Is there no way to reply to your own post?
    You don't see:
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    The reply button...
    03-21-2015 03:58 PM
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    New to the forums here. Is there no way to reply to your own post?
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    My photos are geotagged. They display fine on the phone, but when I go to icloud.com/#photos on a computer and download or email the photos from there, the location info get stripped out.
    I just did a test... downloaded a picture from my iCloud via web browser... imported the picture into the Photos app on my MacBook - and the location data is there, displays on the photo's info panel - displays on a map.
    03-21-2015 04:00 PM
  7. Skippermark's Avatar
    Thanks, Keith. I'll try to figure something out.
    03-21-2015 04:24 PM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    When the new Mac photos app is out of beta... along with the iCloud Photos... perhaps there will be an update for the iCloud Control Panel for Windows... -- which, by the way - can sync from iCloud Photos to folder(s) on a PC...
    03-21-2015 04:58 PM
  9. Skippermark's Avatar
    I'm using the iCloud app on my PC and it currently only sync My Photo Stream and not the iCloud Photos beta. I disabled MPS when I turned on the iCloud Beta, but turning it back on might be another way to get photos off the cloud.
    03-21-2015 05:29 PM

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