“Most of us take a photo, save it or share it, perhaps do a little tweaking, editing, and filter enhancements, and that’s the end of it,” Ron McElfresh writes for McSolo. “That’s photography in the 21st century.”
“What most photographers don’t know is that our modern smartphone and DSLRs capture all kinds of data with each photograph, everything from GPS location to camera type, lens, exposure, shutter speed, time, date, and more,” McElfresh writes. “Officially, that data is called EXIF – metadata in the exchangeable image file format – and it’s embedded into most photos whether stuffed into the Mac or iPhone’s Photos app or shared online.”
“How can you delete or edit the EXIF data in a photo?” McElfresh writes. “One of the simplest and most elegant Mac apps that can find and delete the EXIF data found in your photos is called Photo Zapper. It’s inexpensive and does what you think it does. It zaps photo EXIF data.”
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MacDailyNews Note: To remove location data from a photo on your Mac for free, open your photo in Preview, choose “Show Inspector” from the Tools menu, hit the (i) icon for the info panel, select the GPS tab, and click the “Remove Location Info” button. The just save your location-free photo.