Android removes location from photo taken with Seek

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Android

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About): G781VSQSBHWl1

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) :

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages:

Screenshots of what you are seeing (instructions for taking a screenshot on computers and mobile devices: after taking photo in Seek, notice there is a location present. 2:54 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Screenshot just before touching “POST TO INATURALIST” 2:55 PM EST

Photo of leaves which has had location removed by Seek app, 2:54 PM EST

Photo of leaves taken by the regular camera app on the same phone at 2:56 PM EST that retains the location

Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):

Step 1: In Seek app touch the camera button

Step 2: Touch the expose button in the camera.

Step 3: After observing a location is present, touch “POST TO INATURALIST”

Step 4: Click “OK” to acknowledge it will post in the background

Step 5: Leave the Seek app

Step 6: Examine photo in Gallery or Google Photos and observe there is no location.

Stem 7: Observe that the observation never gets posted to iNaturalist

From personal experience, photos taken through Seek’s iOS app never retained location metadata, so I preferred taking them through my phone’s camera app and uploading them to Seek thereafter. Your problem is a little different in that location metadata is properly retained and displayed by Seek, but somehow deleted upon uploading your Seek observations to iNat. Even if the behaviour is built into the app’s code, it remains a little frustrating

After posting I took another photo with Seek, and this time it successfully uploaded to iNaturalist with a location. It is not in in the photos in the camera app. It is in the Gallery and Google Photos apps, with no location.