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    Default What is EXIF Data and How Do You Remove it from Your Photos?


    EXIF contains a ton of information about your camera, and potentially where the picture was taken (GPS coordinates). That means, if you’re sharing images, there’s a lot of details others can glean from them.


    EXIF stands for Exchangeable Image File Format. Every time you take a picture with your digital camera or phone, a file (typically a JPEG) is written to your device’s storage. In addition to all the bits dedicated to the actual picture, it records a considerable amount of supplemental metadata as well.

    This can include date, time, camera settings, and possible copyright information. You can also add further metadata to EXIF, such as through photo processing software.


    Finally, if you use a camera phone or digital camera with GPS capabilities, it can record EXIF geolocation metadata. This is useful for geotagging, which creates all kinds of new possibilities, such as allowing users on photo-sharing sites to see any images taken in specific locations, view where your pictures were taken on a map, and to find and follow social events.


    That said, EXIF and especially geotagged data, says a great deal about the photographer, who may or may not want to share all that information.

    The rest of this article is thus dedicated to showing you how to view your EXIF data, remove it, and finally, how to turn off geolocation recording on Android and iOS devices.

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    It can be useful to remove the metadata of your photos if you're trying to cover your tracks. Personally if I wanted to ensure nobody found a secret farm of San Pedro cacti I would use an screen shooting application called ShareX which essentially copies an array of pixels from your screen and creates an image of those pixels. It's impossible that any metadata of its origin is left behind. You can verify the results using an EXIF data viewer like this one.

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