JPEG & PNG Stripper: Scrub Photos Before Uploading

Not too long ago a scandal happened that involved one of my favorite television hosts, who uploaded photos of herself to the Web without properly cleaning the metadata from each photo. Unfortunately, the thumbnails of the photos remained intact even though she edited them to obscure certain… well, details, and suddenly enlarged copies of the thumbnails started circulating the Web when readers of her blog discovered the oversight.

Don’t let that happen to you: Use JPEG & PNG Stripper, a free app, to clean the thumbnails from your images and wipe out the metadata before you upload them to the Web.

Every photo you edit, and upload to the Web has metadata embedded in it, such as the EXIF data, which describes the type of camera you used, shutter speed, white balance, and focus on the photo when it was taken. Metadata can also include unedited thumbnails and GPS information in geotagged photos. If you’re a photographer, either amateur or professional, you would do well to know what information about your photos is embedded in them and available before you publish them online.

Read more at AppScout

Original post at MakeUseOf

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