Remove EXIF data from images
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Before posting an image on the Internet I had the need to remove the EXIF data which might contain location and other information which should not be shared, because it was a photo made with an iPhone
Tip: if you already know you want to remove location from a photo, in the share panel click
Optionsbefore selecting “AirDrop” and you have the option to disable sending the location data, and other metadata.
I found out a simple way to do so with a Mac.
The simplest way is to use ImageOptim. Just add the image in there, it will remove all the EXIF data.
Otherwise if you prefer the command line, or you want a tool that integrates with your scripts, install
brew install exiv2
exiv2 pr to list the EXIF data of an image:
exiv2 pr <filename>
exiv2 rm to remove the EXIF data:
exiv2 rm <filename>