Why does PhotoForge2 require permission to use location services?
Apple requires developers to get permission anytime we might need access to any location data, including location data already tagged on your photos. PhotoForge2 tries to retain all of your photos metadata which includes the GPS location. This information is used only to be presented to you on the photo info screen and you are able to edit it to your liking.
Why do other apps not need location services?
Any app that is preserving the photos metadata is required by Apple to request it. So most likely they simply are discarding the metadata. This is infact what the default image picker does.
So why not use the default image picker?
Well for one its ugly, weve completely customized the image picker in PhotoForge2. Secondly the PhotoForge2 image picker also allows access to the iTunes documents folder while the default picker does not.
I dont care, I never want to use location services. Can you fix that?
Yes we will update the app so if you reject location services then you will see the normal picker and will lose the ability to load from the documents directory.
How do i turn locations services back on if i previously rejected them?
Exit PhotoForge2, open the Settings App, click on ‘Location Services’ near the top, first ensure that location services are enabled, then scroll down until you find PhotoForge2 and make sure it is set to ‘On’.