How to remove EXIF data

In this article I am going to explain how to remove Exif data form images. But before I begin with the actual topic I think that I should give you a brief intro about what exactly “EXIF DATA” is.

What is Exif Data?

EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) data is the metadata about an image. Whenever you take any picture from a digital device, at that time the information about your device also gets stored in the image itself. Generally, this is done to help the photographers, because it records important information such as shutter speed, aperture and date of capture but sometimes this information can also be a little personal too. Like in many cameras the geographical location is also captured in the EXIF tags.

How to remove EXIF data

In the above image see how the Exif Data can reveal the information about your camera.

So, If you have a habit of uploading your images online then it poses a threat that someone can easily know about you, your location and your camera by simply opening the image in some basic image editor program. So, as a general secure practice you should delete this Exif data.

How to delete Exif data:

Deleting Exif Data by using Third Party tools:

You can remove Exif metadata using Adobe Bridge or Photoshop, but if you don’t have these costly tools you can a use free tool called JPEG & PNG Stripper to easily remove all exif metadata from your photos before uploading them online.

Remove EXIF data with JPEG & PNG Stripper

  • Simply drag and drop the images to the JPEG & PNG Stripper program and all the metadata will be removed and files will be saved to their original location automatically.
  • JPEG & PNG Stripper program does not reduce the quality of image in any manner, it simply removes the Exif Data.

You can download the JPEG & PNG Stripper here.

Deleting Image Exif data in Windows:

Windows also offers an easier and a quicker method to remove Exif data form an image. Just right click the page and go to the image properties. Now navigate to the “Details” tab and there click the link that says “Remove Properties and personal information”.

Remove Exif in Windows

Now follow the instructions and the Exif data will be removed from the image.

Deleting Exif Data by using online tools:

If you don’t like to download any software you can simply use this online tool to delete the Exif Data of your image.

So, this is how to remove EXIF Data from your images.

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Eric Stan December 21, 2011 at 8:00 am

Its really helpful. Thanks for posting this.
Cheerio. :-)

Peter Kobets April 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I’m frustrated that the online remover does not allow processing of files greater than one megabyte. And considering the installable software I prefer EXIFCleaner by Superutils since it is very configurable and handles a lot of metadata formats.

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