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How do I view EXIF details for a photo on Geograph?
Not all submissions have EXIF details attached, some image manipulation software strips the EXIF unless you ask it not too. Some contributors deliberately strip the EXIF as an easy fix to portrait images appearing sideways on the site.
Where it exists you can use a browser add-on to view the EXIF or download the photo (not the smallest version when larger ones are available - the next size up will have it). In Windows right-click on the photo in question and select 'Properties' then 'Details'. On macOS, open the photo in Preview, click on 'Tools' up in the menu bar at the top then select 'Show Inspector' and click on the 'Exif' tab. In Irfanview use the 'Image information' button.
· contributed by Penny Mayes, Aug 2017 · Edit this answer (Open for editing by anyone) · Provide an alternative answer!

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Is there a way to enter latitude and longitude directly when submitting?
Most GPS receivers allow you to change the datum and display format to OSGB36 and British National Grid, the convention used by the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. If you're using a GPS built into a mobile phone, this may not be possible, and your coordinates will always be in WGS84 lat/lon format. If you also use your GPS phone to take your geographs, it should store the positions in the GeoExif header, which Geograph should interpret correctly as camera position.

Otherwise, you can use the Google map part of the submission routine ('locate/find on map') and enter your lat/lon coordinates in the format 'loc:N51.7252,E0.5905' in the box below the Google map. This will look up the grid reference for the location and insert it as _subject_ position into the submission dialogue. You may have to adjust this unless the subject was right in front of you.

Alternatively, there is a conversion tool here on Geograph Tools link from which you can copy and paste. There's also a bulk conversion tool on the Ordnance Survey website link which will convert lat/lon co-ordinates into grid references, although this uses a slightly different datum for the lat/lon base and will produce a small error (insignificant for Geograph purposes).

(Question asked by Roga and answered by barryhunter, oasthouse and DHL on the forum link )
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