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    Tool to remove EXIF tag

    Hi,
    Could you please share some information on the tools that we can use to remove EXIF tag from batch of images?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Tool to remove EXIF tag

    Do you want to remove them permanently, or extract them for viewing, or extract them and store them as a text file?

    Pops

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    Re: Tool to remove EXIF tag

    I personally use this batch EXIF cleaner. It works blazingly fast even on thousands of images, and lets to handle not only EXIF, but also XMP, IPTC, etc. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Tool to remove EXIF tag

    Stupid question probably but why would one want to remove EXIF data from own pictures?

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    Re: Tool to remove EXIF tag

    RonH,

    You may want to remove EXIF when you're uploading photos onto the Web, and do not want to expose your personal information (GPS coordinates, data/time, etc).

    If you've edited a photo, keep in mind that almost all editors do not update an internal EXIF thumbnail. So, it's good idea to remove only the EXIF thumbnail in that case.

    If you're selling your works on photo stocks, but your equipment is not recommended by editors - it is a good thought to remove camera-related tags only.
    Last edited by PhotoLover; 3rd February 2011 at 12:52 PM.

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    Re: Tool to remove EXIF tag

    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoLover View Post
    RonH,
    You may want to remove EXIF when you're uploading photos onto the Web, and do not want to expose your personal information (GPS coordinates, data/time, etc).
    That makes sense, thanks.
    I guess also you would want to remove if you were stealing someone else's work
    Do you have a name we can use PhotoLover ... can't find it on your Profile

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    Re: Tool to remove EXIF tag

    RonH,

    My name is Peter.

    I do agree that someone can steal your photos - but you should not rely on EXIF only, because it's so easy to strip out (for instance, converting to BMP and back to JPEG cleans all the metadata). So my advise is to add visible watermarks, and do not post big-sized photos in public. And by the way, that software shows a warning message before processing - to not violate anyone's author rights.

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    Re: Tool to remove EXIF tag

    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoLover View Post
    RonH,
    My name is Peter.
    I do agree that someone can steal your photos ...
    If someone stole my pics I would be rather proud that they thought it was good enough
    Thanks Peter and welcome to CiC

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    Re: Tool to remove EXIF tag

    Someone once took one of my photos and published it without my permission... I commented on it saying it was a good picture indeed... two days later they added credits. It happened on a Central American Blog

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    Re: Tool to remove EXIF tag

    Thank you Peter for the info and thanks Ron for your inputs

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