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I know there are several windows programs to do this, and photoshop has a "Save for Web" option which does this, but I want a command line option, or a batch processing option for this. Any thoughts?

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Have you tried Automator, maybe with third party actions (e.g. Pixelmator?)? –  Daniel Beck Sep 14 '11 at 14:15

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Have a look at Imagemagick. Its -strip option clear an image of any profiles and comments.

convert orig.jpg -strip result.jpg

or

mogrify -strip orig.jpg

Here's more info on photo handling with Imagemagick.

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I did not want to spend a lot of time and although was interested to work with Imagemagick, spend 10+ minutes configuring it. I tried SmallImage and got what I wanted in 2 min. –  user200507 Feb 19 '13 at 13:35
    
@user200507 To quote the OP, "I want a command line option, or a batch processing option for this." I stand by Imagemagick as being the best at this. –  Ellesa Feb 26 '13 at 6:26

actually nconvert strips far more from the jpgs

http://www.xnview.com/en/nconvert/#downloads

nconvert.exe -rmeta -rexifthumb -o small.jpg big.jpg
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One of the easiest software I've found, with a GUI, to remove EXIF data is SmallImage.

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Since you mention Photoshop: Photoshop is scriptable using vbscript, javascript, or applescript. Here is an OK quick-start quide which includes a code snippet that utilizes the save for web feature. ( http://www.mactech.com/articles/mactech/Vol.22/22.08/ScriptingPhotoshop/index.html )

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