Archive for March 18th, 2012

Removing Metadata From Images

Digital cameras often add a wealth of extra information to images for improved filing. However, if you value your privacy, this information can reveal details about yourself. These details may include geolocation, the kind of camera you own, your time zone, the date and time the picture was taken, and even the software you use. (In Ubuntu, right-click on an image file, and select Properties > Image to view the metadata.)

When you upload these images to the Internet, the metadata is uploaded also, so anyone can view it to piece together tidbits of information about your life and habits or even discover where you live.

Is there any way to strip this extra info?

Yes, there is, and here are two ways to do it.

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