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A concern I often have when sharing pictures online is that there may be some metadata contained within that will compromise my privacy. Exif data is one such example.

How can I strip any such information from an image which would then allow me to upload pictures worry free? (I only refer to metadata, because of course there could be revealing information in the actual image)

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marked as duplicate by Karan, Brad Patton, davidgo, Breakthrough, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 May 23 '13 at 14:35

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Software questions like this are off topic. I've edited your question to keep it on topic, if you don't like it, you can roll it back. – Dave May 22 '13 at 10:19

You could use a tool like ExifTool

ExifTool is a platform-independent command-line application for reading, writing, and editing Meta information that is contained by image, audio and video files. It extracts thumbnail images, preview images, and large JPEG images from RAW files, copies meta information between files, reads or writes structured XMP information, deletes meta information individually, in groups, or altogether, and sets the file modification date from EXIF information.

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There are many tools available for that task, for example you can consider JPEG & PNG Stripper (freeware):

A tool for stripping/cleaning/removing uncessary metadata (junk) from JPG/JPEG/JFIF & PNG files. The image quality IS NOT AFFECTED. Includes command line support. Just specify a folder or file on the commandline (wildcards allowed)

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Windows 7 has a nice feature allowing you to remove properties and personal information from files.

In order to do this all you have to do is the following:

Select all files/photos you wish to strip of their info then right click one of the selected items. in the context menu click Properties and then go to the Details tab. at the bottom you should see a link named "Remove Properties and Personal Information". click it. the rest is pretty much straightforward...

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