GAOTD - ExifCleaner?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by CustomHVAC, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. CustomHVAC

    CustomHVAC Registered Member

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    Today the Giveaway of the day is ExifCleaner

    I really couldn't find much info about this program, but it did make me think that it could be handy to have something to clean/clear metadata.

    Does anyone know of a worthwhile program?
    (don't know much about metadata)

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    CustomHVAC
     
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    Why?
    Does the metadata field contain malicious javascript download instructions?
    Does the metadata field contain botnet command instructions?
     
  3. CustomHVAC

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    NO & NO

    From what I understand about metadata, many files contain "extra info" about the actual file in question. I assumed this can be UNdesirable in certain circumstances such as;

    I upload or share a photo of my family, it is possible to tell when, camera serial, even zoom level & so on (I may not always want to share that "extra" info).

    As I mentioned in my original post "don't know much about metadata"

    Thanks,
    CustomHVAC
     
  4. mvario

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    Depending on what you take a picture with, there can be more data than that. Many cameras will record date and time info. Some camera phones will record name and location information. So it can be a privacy issue if you intend to share photos.

    Also, with small images, the exif data can sometime be larger than the image data. Removing the exif data can reduce the file size considerably.
     
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    You can check your exif data in Windows properties. Just right click on your original image file, choose properties then select summary tab and click Advanced.

    Also, gimp can remove exif data. gimp is free always.
    http://www.ozzu.com/photography-forum/how-easily-remove-exif-information-t72694.html
     
  6. Adric

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    Here's a review:
    http://dottech.org/gotdreviews/14855

    Al
     
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    i am currently using it and its a decent program. i use it basically for its hassle free batch processing. if u don't want exif info in ur photos like camera used and exposure settings this is an excellent program
     
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