Do you know one? Ideally it should just get a directory name and run. So, EXIF editor with per file approach is not what I am looking for.
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To recursively remove all metadata from all JPEG images in a hierarchy of directories, use this command with exiftool:
exiftool -all= -ext jpg -r DIR
where DIR is the name of the directory. Add the
-overwrite_original option to prevent creating the "_original" backup files.
If you are in Windows this can be done by renaming the Windows executable version of exiftool to this:
exiftool(-k -all= -ext jpg -r).exe
then dragging and dropping the folder onto the executable.
You did not state with operating system you are using, but my answers apply to any, anyway.
You should be able to do it with either jhead or ExifTool. I have not used either for some time, but I'm pretty sure there are recursive options, as I usually use them to add Exif data to all photos in a set. If not, you can always script it using the
I used to use jhead, but ExifTool has more options.