Attention!! Read this before using Photo Finder for the first time.


If Photo Finder is used in a “new location” for the first time, it will require approximately 13 minutes (theoretically 12.5 minutes) to receive the GPS almanac.

The GPS almanac is a set of data to describe the orbits of the complete active fleet of satellites. Photo Finder uses the GPS almanac to determine "approximately" where the satellites are relative to the local sky. It then uses this information to determine what satellites it should track.

If Photo Finder’s internal data is not formatted correctly, or the GPS almanac data has been deleted, it will take longer for a cold start.

Furthermore, Photo Finder will also take longer for a cold start when:
(1) Photo Finder has not been used for over one month (the GPS almanac data is out-of-dated).
(2) the distance between the last recorded location and the current location is over 500 Kilometers.


If you are using a memory card larger than 2GB and formatted using your camera, it cannot be supported by Photo Finder becuase of the way it's formmated by the camera.

It is highly recommended that you format the memory card (larger than 2GB) using a PC and Windows with FAT16/FAT32 format.


Q: Does the Photo Finder support CompactFlash or xD flash cards?
A: The Photo Finder supports all memory cards as long as they’re formatted using a FAT/FAT32 file system.  For SD(HC) and Memory Stick cards, there is a built in card slot.  For other memory card formats such as CF and xD, a standard USB reader (sold separately) can be directly plugged into the Photo Finder using the USB adapter cable (included).  An ATP USB card reader is recommended to ensure compatibility and performance.

Q: Does the Photo Finder support my camera model?
A: The Photo Finder should work with most cameras which use JPEG type photo files.  This is because the Photo Finder geotags photos directly on your memory card. 

Q: Is the Photo Finder compatible with Mac OS and Windows?
A: The Photo Finder will work in conjunction with any operating system which supported your photos without geotagging.  The Photo Finder actually logs and geotags without the use of a PC so there aren’t any compatibility issues with operating systems.

Q: Does the Photo Finder support RAW formats?
A: Unfortunately, the Photo Finder currently only works with JPEG type photo files.  ATP is currently researching the addition of RAW type format support.

Q: How long can the Photo Finder log GPS data for?
A: With the built in 128MB storage, the Photo Finder can log up to 550 hours of location data.  This storage is also recycled so that you always have 550 hours of the most recently logged data. 

Q: Is there anyway to export the GPS logs from the Photo Finder?
A: ATP is working on a new firmware version which adds the ability to export route data using KML files.  KML files can be opened with Google Earth to view your logged routes.  This will allow for not only geographical viewing of your photos, but also the paths on which you took them.  This version should be released within a few weeks.

Q: Can the Photo Finder log altitude data as well?
A: ATP is also working a new firmware version which allows for the logging of altitude data.  This feature should be included with the same update which should be available within a few weeks.

Q: Can the Photo Finder still tag my photos after I’ve already moved them to my computer?
A: Yes, the Photo Finder will search and tag JPEG files on any removable drive.  You can move your photos back to a memory card or to a USB drive and use the Photo Finder to tag them.

Q: How Does the Photo Finder compensate for the time zone I’m taking pictures in?
A: As your photos are geotagged, the Photo Finder will ask you to input the time zone in which your photos were taken.  This will allow for your photos to maintain a correct time stamp while working with GPS GMT time.

Q: Can I use the Photo Finder with multiple cameras at once?
A: Yes, there is actually no limit in the number of cameras/files you can tag with the same location data.  The Photo Finder will log and store up to 550 hours of continuous location data which can be applied to any memory card at any time.  In other words, the data will still be there no matter how many times you tag your photos.


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