JPG Metadata Removal?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by TheMozart, May 28, 2012.

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    If I share JPG pictures with others, can the JPG pictures contain personal or sensitive data?

    What exactly is metadata and do I need a JPG metadata removal program? Any freeware ones exist?

    thanks!:thumb:
     
  2. treehouse786

    treehouse786 Registered Member

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    taken from Wikipedia;
    to remove metadata use either of these freewares.

    BatchPurifier LITE

    Exif Tag Remover
     
  3. CasperFace

    CasperFace Registered Member

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    Here's an online tool that displays the EXIF info (metadata) of image files:

    Jeffrey's Exif Viewer

    As far as I'm aware, most standard image editing programs have an option to strip this data. Alternatively, simply saving the file as a different file type (.png, .gif, etc.) should accomplish this as well.
     
  4. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    How about imagemagick?

    -http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php

    At command line, you'd run this:

    convert tagged-image.jpg -strip clean-image.jpg
     
  5. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    Thanks everyone :) :thumb:
     
  6. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    To be *sure*...open the .jpg (Irfanview is awesome), and then hit 'Print Screen', then paste back into Irfanview and create a new, sterile .jpg. Works with .pdf and Word documents, etc... as well.

    PD
     
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