Removing Personal Data From Images (Survival Security)

Posted: May 28, 2012 in Tactics
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When taking pictures with a digital camera or cell phone camera, these devices will add personal data to the pictures you take.  In many instances it is better to scrub the image which means removing the date, time, place, GPS coordinates or other info from a picture before sharing it online. Windows will make this fairly easy to do. 

Step 1 – Place the pictures you want to protect in a folder.   

Step 2: Select all image files then right click and select Properties.

Step 3: Select the Details tab, then click on “Remove Properties and Personal Information.

Step 4: Remove properties.  If you want to remove all possible info, just click OK to create a set of copies identical in every way except for the identifying information.  You may then delete the originals and save the copies.

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Comments
  1. I just asked the question of how to scrub a pic on twitter. Thanks for this helpful, timely how-to article.

  2. rmactsc says:

    You’re very welcome. This is often overlooked when posting your own photos online.

  3. FullOfSMyLES says:

    I think I need to do this…

  4. Very useful info…well worth knowing thanks 🙂
    Wolfie paws melted into the laptop keyboard last few days in excessive heat 😉 and I couldn’t get them out again!! However I have survived to type another comment and currently on catch-up…back later 🙂

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