Software Roundup: 5 of The Best Apps to Remove EXIF Data from Images


When you capture and save an image on your device, you are not only saving the image but a host of other information with it. This information includes the camera model that was used to capture the image, location info, time and date info, and such other information.

It’s recommended that you remove such EXIF data from your images when you share them with others. And to help you with that, here we have five of the best apps that can trim EXIF data from your images so you can share them without worries. The apps have been chosen from our Software Discovery section that’s worth visiting.

1. Photo Exif Editor


Photo Exif Editor allows you to view, modify and remove the EXIF data of your pictures. You can also change the location of a picture to anywhere. In this case Photo Exif Editor acts as a photo location changer.

  • View EXIF data
  • Add or edit the photo location
  • Batch edit photos
  • Remove EXIF data

2. Scrambled Exif


Scrambled Exif (pronounced eggsif) helps you remove the metadata in your pictures before you share them. That way the recipient does not see any of the images’ EXIF data when they view your pictures.

  • Remove EXIF data from images
  • Integrates with the share menu

3. EXIF Purge


EXIF Purge is a small portable application to remove EXIF meta data from multiple images at once. With the click of a button, you can remove the camera, location and other technical information.

  • Remove EXIF data from images
  • Batch support

4. ImageOptim


ImageOptim is excellent for publishing images on the Web (easily shrinks images like “Saved for Web” in Photoshop). It’s useful for making Mac and iPhone/iPad applications smaller.

ImageOptim removes EXIF meta¬≠data, such as GPS position and camera’s serial number, so that you can publish images without exposing private information.

  • Reduces image file sizes
  • Removes invisible junk such as private EXIF data
  • Drag and drop support
  • Available in multiple languages

5. IrfanView


IrfanView is a famous image viewer and converter for Windows PCs. It lets users easily view almost all kinds of photos and gives them the ability to convert and perform many other tasks on those photos.

  • View images
  • Convert images
  • Optimize images
  • Scan and print
  • Create slideshows
  • Batch processing support

With the above apps you will be able to remove a lot of unwanted information from your images. If you like these apps, you will just love our Software Discovery section that is filled with a lot of useful and productive apps. Go ahead and check it out, and let us know your thoughts.

Mahesh Makvana
Mahesh Makvana

Mahesh Makvana is a freelance tech writer who's written thousands of posts about various tech topics on various sites. He specializes in writing about Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android tech posts. He's been into the field for last eight years and hasn't spent a single day without tinkering around his devices.

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