EXIF data mean Exchangeable Image Format, information which levied on every photo you click carries a lot of information about you and the photograph. Until and unless an image is not converted into Exchangeable Image Format, it is unsafe to share it with anyone.
Smartphones and cameras these days add up basic information on each photo that is taken. This information may include ISO, the mode in which the photo was taken, aperture data, the shutter speed, the location of the photograph and more. For example, you clicked a photograph and shared it with your friend on Google Drive, the photograph can reveal your home address along with the photograph.
Fortunately, when you upload these photos on social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, your information is automatically removed from the photograph however if the photo is shared through email or cloud storage services like Google Drive or Dropbox, EXIF data information present on the picture remains intact and compromised. Someone can get hold of your home address from a photo clicked at home.
Photos EXIF Editor (Windows & Mac)
Photos EXIF editor is one of the Best EXIF Data Editor and Metadata remover software to remove or edit EXIF, XMP, IPTC or metadata of the entire album within a single click. You just need to simply add images, folders or drop them into the editor and enter the new details to apply on all the images at once.
Photos EXIF editor allows you to manually enter GPS coordination to be applicable to all image formats like JPEG, TIFF, and RAW. It is compatible with all versions of Windows and Mac as well. Photos EXIF editor is one of the editors that can write and read EXIF, IPTC and XMP metadata even from RAW image formats.
How to Use Photos EXIF Editor
Using Photos EXIF editor is just a three-step process. Easy to use interface and one-click editing is the USP of this software.
Step 1. Download and install Photos EXIF editor from the manufacturer website. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup and register the product.
Step 2. Once the installation is complete, you will reach the home page of the console where it will ask you to add images to start with. You may add single images, entire folders or a set of folders by selecting or dragging them to the console.
Step 3. Once you have added the photos, now is the time to make changes to the EXIF, XMP, IPTC or Metadata of the images. EXIF data includes artists’ and personal information. IPTC metadata contains information about the location, headline, copyright notice, keywords, and caption. XMP metadata contains creation and modification dates, time and lens name.
You can modify, clear or add metadata information of all the photos in the folder at once while keeping previous information or removing it at all. Once you have supplied the information, you simply need to click on the ‘Start Process’ button and you are all done.
If you think you have done a mistake, or you wish to restore the EXIF information to the original, you can simply do that with the restoration process of the Metadata remover software. It will get back its original details. You can also create presets and apply them on a batch of photos.
Remove EXIF Data Using Windows Built-In Option
You can also make use of the Windows built-in option to remove EXIF data from photos stored in one folder. For that, you will need to open Windows Explorer on your PC and here you can view as well as remove the metadata of single or multiple photos stored in a folder.
“Please Note: You can’t perform this action on multiple folders at once.”
Step 1. Open the folder where the photos are stored to remove the EXIF data.
Step 2. Select one or multiple photos that you want to remove the EXIF data.
Step 3. Right-click on the selection and click on the ‘Properties’ option from the drop-down menu.
Step 4. On the next window, click on the ‘Details’ tab. Here you will find the EXIF data of your chosen photo(s). If you wish to remove this information and save the changes, you’ll find a link that says ‘Remove Properties and Personal Information’ at the bottom of the window.
Step 5. Click on that link.
Step 6. On the next screen, it will give you two options. You can either remove the entire metadata of the image or you can delete the selective EXIF data.
Step 7. Select the option wisely as this is irreversible.
The Windows option to remove EXIF data on Windows 10 doesn’t give you options to select multiple folders. It also doesn’t allow you to enter new EXIF information on any of the photos. Photos EXIF editor is the best Metadata remover software to edit or remove EXIF data from one or all photographs as per your need.