EXIF, IPTC, and XMP tags of image files are responsible to hold a wide range of information, which includes, camera type, model, date and time, details of location, addresses, conditions under which picture was taken and so on. If you’re planning to send image files taken from GPS enabled camera or smartphone, you may not want to share image file attributes which may divulge private information about the image location, date and time, GPS data, camera type/model. Windows 7 provides a simple way to remove file meta tag information from within the Windows Explorer but removing attributes of each image file you’re going to upload is arguably a laborious task. FileMind QuickFix is an application to automate the process of removing sensitive data from specified image set. Before you upload images to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc., drag them over to its interface to strip meta information from all the images.
In contrast to similar tools, like previously covered ImageMetaData, FileMind QuickFix has the ability to remove not only EXIF data but other tag containers as well to ensure security of private information embedded into your images. It also creates copies of original file in source folder. This lets you share images with others without losing meta tag information. All that is required is to drop image folder over main window and click QuickFix Metadata to start stripping meta tags from the images.
If you don’t want to create copies of images with their original image files, head over to Settings tab and uncheck Save original file option before clicking QuickFix Metadata. It generates log file while the images are being processed.
After it’s finished removing tags, you can access log file from Log tab to check issues it encountered during the process. FileMind QuickFix works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.