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Whenever you take a picture with your digital camera or phone, the device embeds additional information in the image file it creates. This includes the name of the equipment that took the picture, date and time when photo was taken, exposure settings, metering mode, flash status, rendering settings and much more. The more advanced your device is, the more info it adds. For example, if your equipment incorporates GPS technology, it may embed satellite coordinates in your file. This means that when you post your picture on the Internet, anyone that can download your file can get access to this information.
Exif Tag Remover is a quick way to remove these metadata tags embedded in your image files. It supports batch processing and it works with loads of file formats.
A lot of time has passed since the las review of this software (version 2.0). The developer added many features and fixed many bugs, greatly improving the utility. This last version now supports many more image formats and metadata tags (e.g. it can now also remove tags added by Photoshop). The settings are automatically saved and an error log can be consulted in case something goes wrong. The last release also has a useful new feature for randomly obfuscating file dates.
In conclusion, this great utility can be very useful for people concerned with privacy issues. It’s also incredibly user-friendly with its simple wizard that guides you step by step.
- Very simple and user-friendly step-by-step wizard
- Supports many file formats
- Supports many metadata formats
- It's not too slow but it could work a little bit faster