MetaStripper

MetaStripper 0.92

Rid your photos of EXIF, COM and IPTC tags

Most of the time, image tags are useful things that people want to add to their photos. There are even lots of programs out there designed to add and edit these tags. There are occasions, however, when you don't want your images to be full of personal information, like when and where you took the photo, with what camera and the tags you've given it in your home collection. At times like these, you need a program to take out this type of data, not put it in! View full description

PROS

  • Portable
  • Simple to use
  • Various filename options

CONS

  • Only compatible with JPEG files
  • Cannot recognize duplicate image filenames

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Most of the time, image tags are useful things that people want to add to their photos. There are even lots of programs out there designed to add and edit these tags. There are occasions, however, when you don't want your images to be full of personal information, like when and where you took the photo, with what camera and the tags you've given it in your home collection. At times like these, you need a program to take out this type of data, not put it in!

MetaStripper is a small, simple program that removes metadata from JPEG files without decompressing any data. It specifically removes EXIF, COM and IPTC tags. You might want to get rid of this data, for example, if you are using your images online or sending them to a friend.

The MetaStripper interface is very simple, and the program itself is easy to use. You just open the folder where you images are stored, specify what tags you want to remove and where you want MetaStripper to store the new, clean images. You press Ok and tagless images will be yours in a matter of seconds.

There are very few complaints about MetaStripper. It does exactly what it says it will, efficiently and quickly. There are no configuration options, because all the features you'll need are present on the main interface. MetaStripper also comes with a Help file in case you need guidance. The only thing MetaStripper users need to be careful of is where they store the stripped images. If you make the mistake of leaving them in the same folder as other images, and then accidentally include them for stripping again, you could end up with a strange multiplication effect that will leave you with thousands of images. Trust me - I speak from experience!

MetaStripper is a quick and simple way of removing tags from your JPEG images.

MetaStripper

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MetaStripper 0.92