If you have taken some amount of photos of yourself with your own digital cameras( for instance, Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Nikon D5100 ) or cell phones and want to post them to your FaceBook or Flickr account, it’s a good idea to remove the metadata which will expose your privacy from these images before uploading them to the Internet.
To prevent others from acquiring your personal information from your photos, check out the 5 free programs below:
MetaStripper is a light and simple application developed to remove meta information such as EXIF, COM and IPTC tags from all jpeg files in a folder. It does not decompress the original image, so there is no quality loss.
MetaStripper works on most major Windows platforms. Head over to Jarle Aasland’s website and grab the compressed package of the utility.
2, JPEG & PNG Stripper
This small and portable program enables you to delete redundant metadata from your photos in the following formats: JPG, JPEG, PNG and JFIF. It does not change the image quality of your pictures.
- Supports drag and drop.
- Allows to preserve file date and times.
- Batch processing all files in a directory.
- Command line mode available.
3, FileMind QuickFix
FileMind QuickFix is a freeware created to strip Exif, Iptc and XMP data blocks which might involve your personal information and GPS location data from your photos. It supports drag n drop and batch conversion.
FileMind QuickFix supports Windows 7, Windows XP, etc. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.
Download it now from http://www.metabilitysoftware.com/.
4, EXIF Eraser
EXIF Eraser is a portable and compact tool that allows users to delete the EXIF, XMP and IPTC information from images in any directory. It will not alter the content of your image data, only the metadata is affected.
EXIF Eraser is compatible with all Windows OSes.
Download it from Softpedia now.
IrfanView is a popular image viewer for Windows, you can remove the metadata from an individual image file or multiple image files by clicking the “Save as” item or “Batch conversion/Rename” item under the “File” menu. It allows you to keep or remove original EXIF data, IPTC data, JPG-Comment, XMP data and EXIF orientation tag. The image quality of the output file will be changed.
IrfanView supports the following image formats: ani, b3d, bmp, dib, cam, clp, crw, cr2, cur, dcm, acr, ima, dcx, dds, djvu, iw44, ecw, emf, eps, gif, jpg, jpeg, jpe, pcd, png, psd, tif, tiff, … etc.