questionswhat program do you use to strip exif metadata…

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jhead is a command-line program for manipulating JPG metadata. The -purejpg switch will strip all metadata from a JPG file. Could be useful if you want to do entire folders of images quickly. http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/jhead/

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@bsmith1: That is actually what I have been using up til this point. I've heard references to different software programs though, and I was wondering if there was a reason to prefer one over the other. I've never been much of a camera/photography person in the past so I didn't know if there was something i was missing.

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In Windows, can't you just right-click the file then do: Properties > Details tab > Remove Properties and Personal Information?

Maybe that doesn't get the sort of metadata you're talking about...

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If you use Windows and do a lot of photo management and manipulation then you might want to look into Thumbs Plus. It's not free, but I've been using it for many years and 3 or 4 versions now and I have yet to find anything better for managing large libraries of photos. Among other things you can set up batch operations to do things like resize, despeckle, change contrast or strip metadata and apply to individual files or entire directories.

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When I have photos that are not going to be their original resolution I usually just use windows Snip tool and take a screenshot of the picture, that way no identifying information could ever be posted and you get to easily see how big it will be etc.

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I've been using irfanview since the dawn of the Internet.
Oh...were we talking about Mac, iOS, or PC?

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Photoshop, GIMP, and GraphicConverter can all do it. If you have one of those, google "remove exif photoshop". If not, there are specialty apps for removing or editing metadata. If you have a Mac, click here. That's a list, sorted by price, of App Store apps with exif in the name. I noticed at least one free one that will remove your metadata. I use ImageExifEditor (App Store, $10) because you can not only remove the metadata but edit it as well.