The EXIF ??data of the photos contains information that can be considered indiscreet, such as the date and place where the photograph was captured, for example. Therefore, it is recommended to remove the metadata from the images, preventing malicious people from tracking users from their captures.
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Windows 10 has a native tool to delete the EXIF ??(Exchangeable Image File Format, in English, or Alterable Image Format, in Portuguese). Check out the step by step below how to perform the operation without having to install any programs on your computer.
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Learn how to take EXIF ??data from photos to be more secure Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo
Step 1. Open the folder containing your photo on Windows 10. Right-click on the image and enter "Properties";
Path to photo properties in Windows 10 Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 2. Open the "Details" tab and click on the "Remove properties and personal information" link;
Highlight for photography information details tab in Windows Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 3. A new window called "Remove properties" opens. There, select the option "Remove the following properties from this file";
Windows "Remove properties" window in Windows 10 Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 4. All properties that can be removed have a checkbox next to them. Check all the information you want to remove, such as ISO, camera make and model, flash, etc;
Selection of EXIF ??information that will be removed from the photo Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 5. Press the "Select all" button if you want to remove all EXIF ??data from the image. To finish, press "Ok";
Removing EXIF ??photo data in Windows 10 Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Ready! The photo is now without EXIF ??data and you can safely share it.
Photography without EXIF ??data after removal in Windows 10 Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire