ExifCleaner is a handy batch utility that lets you to erase/remove Exif tags, geotags, IPTC, Adobe XMP, and other photographic metadata from JPEG pictures.
This is a Windows application for massive erasing photographic data out of pictures. Currently ExifCleaner supports only JPEG images, and can remove photo metadata of the following formats: geolocation/GPS tags, Extensible Metadata Platform (Adobe’s XMP), Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF), International Color Consortium’s Profile (ICC), photo metadata of International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC), JPEG File Interchange Format (JFIF), JPEG comments, and FlashPix.
Erasing of the metadata helps in several cases:
- If you are concerned about privacy, delete sensitive info such as GPS data and date+time of taking a snap, from pictures being posted on the Web to not disclosure your personal information.
- To save some disk space and server bandwidth — deleting the EXIF thumbnail and some other tags gives up to 100 KiB off a size per each file.
- When you do photomontage and combine several pictures into one.
The processing does not affect quality of an actual photo at all. ExifCleaner blazingly works with batches, can be integrated into the Explorer shell for quick access to its major functions, and compatible with all NT-based Microsoft’s systems, starting from Windows 2000 and XP, up to Vista, 7, and the recently released Windows 8 Consumer Preview (including 64-bit OS editions).
To get the info on the latest updates in the current release, read ExifCleaner’s changelog.
Downloading options: you can choose between the regular installable version (usual GOTD download link) (file size: 2.17 MB) and the portable edition of ExifCleaner (for using from USB flash drives; file size: 2.15 MB).
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