Images can contain embedded data, providing additional information about the image. This is called metadata. By default PTGui will copy certain metadata from the source images to the generated panorama:

PTGui currently only writes metadata to JPEG and TIFF files.

The following settings can be overridden or added in the Metadata window. This is accessed by clicking on the Metadata button in the Create Panorama tab:

GPS Data

Camera Location: the GPS coordinates of the camera. If Use EXIF data of source images is selected, the coordinates are copied from the EXIF data of the source images, if available. Otherwise coordinates can be entered.
The location should always be entered as the latitude followed by the longitude, separated by a comma. Negative coordinates are used for the southern hemisphere and for eastern longitudes. All common coordinate formats are supported: coordinates can be entered as fractional degrees, as degrees and fractional minutes, or as degrees, minutes and seconds. A period (.) should be used as the decimal separator. The symbols ° ' " are used to separate degrees, minutes and seconds.

For example, the following coordinates are valid and all refer to the same location:

40.78, -73.96715
40.78°, -73.96715°
40°46.8', -73°58.029'
40°46'48", -73°58'01"

Orientation: enter the viewing direction of the center of the panorama. 0 degrees is north, 90 degrees is east, etc. Or choose Use EXIF data of source images to copy this data from the GPS Image direction of the source images (if available).


Resolution: this is the resolution value (in pixels per inch) that is inserted in the metdata. The resolution value is just an indicative value suggesting the number of pixels to be printed in one inch. It does not change the actual size or level of detail in the resulting image, but it can be useful in workflows where the physical dimensions of the resulting printed image need to be controlled.