Every time you take a picture from your digital camera or smartphone, there must be some credentials that are being saved along with the image itself. To clarify, this information is known as metadata or EXIF data. This type of photo contains information that includes the device name that was utilized to take that particular image, image location information, the time when the photo was captured and date when the photo was taken, etc.
While having this information put away alongside the picture isn’t an issue, you might need to take off the information when you share these pictures over the Internet. I am certain you don’t need any other person on the internet to know the area where you took that picture, or you simply don’t need others to realize what gadget you used for taking photos, and for what purpose or time, date, location this photo was taken. In this article, you will be able to easily remove EXIF data from Photos on macOS.
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How to check if your photo contains EXIF data:
To remove EXIF data from Photos on macOS you first need to confirm that the particular photo contains the particular data along. To see this you need to follow some simple steps.
- Open it in the Preview section.
- Go to Tools on the menu bar.
- Now, select Show Inspector.
- From here, in the window that opens, select the tab with ‘i’ in the title, and check if it has an EXIF tab and a GPS tab.
- If it does have EXIF data then your photo does indeed have EXIF data that needs to be purged.
How to remove EXIF data from Photos on macOS:
We recommend you to use this tool for removing EXIF data from a photo on a Mac. This tool will leave you with an ‘optimized’ image. Furthermore, you can remove EXIF data from a huge number of photos on macOS.
A free app “EXIF Purge” contains ads-available on the Mac App Store.
EXIF Purge Features: Does not compress the images itself. However, it simply strips them of any and all EXIF data.
- To perform the following task of EXIF data removal you need to open EXIF Purge and drag & drop the photos from which you want to remove the EXIF data.
- After this process, the EXIF Purge app will create duplicates of your photos.
- Then, you need to select an output location for where the photos will be saved. Click ‘Purge EXIF Info’.
- Now, you will see a pop-up with an ad and a timer along.
- When the timer ends, you can close the pop-up and your photos will be purged of their EXIF data.
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