ExifCleaner is a handy batch utility that lets you to erase/remove Exif tags, geotags, IPTC, Adobe XMP, and other photographic metadata from JPEG pictures. This protects your privacy, helps you to hide unneeded, undesirable, or sometimes sensitive information — about the image, photographer, and location. Did you know that every digital photo produced with a modern camera or a smartphone contains it? Removing metadata saves disk space and server bandwidth, reduces download times — that is especially evident on small-sized, or on a large amount of images. Exif cleaner can also be useful for photo professionals, to strip out Exif data in photomontage works.
Here is the list of key features which make your work with ExifCleaner productive:
- Selectively removes/deletes the JFIF & JFIF Extension segments, Adobe XMP, IPTC (including the whole Photoshop IRB), ICC profile, Adobe Photoshop APP12 Ducky, Adobe APP14 segment, FlashPix extensions, JPEG comments as well as Exif (including geotag data).
- The program can work in a batch mode.
- It can be integrated into the Windows Explorer shell for quick access to its major functions.
- ExifCleaner doesn’t alter actual image data — all operations are lossless for a picture.
- Previewing of Exif metadata before actual deletion. You can copy Exif strings to the clipboard.
- The portable version of ExifCleaner is available.
- It does not leave any unnecessary records, like some other image editors and converters do
- Works on all NT-based operating systems, from Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP, up to Windows Vista and 7, including x64 editions.
Our Exif Remover in Action
How to Remove Exif Data
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You can download an evaluation version of ExifCleaner and try it for 30 days.
ExifCleaner is Shareware. This means that it must be purchased before all benefits of the software will become available.
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New features marked with a plus symbol (+), and improvements with an exclamation mark (!).
1.8 (March 28, 2012)
[+] Implemented displaying of progress of photo metadata removing on the Windows 7/8 taskbar.
[!] The Exif previewer now trims leading and trailing whitespaces when displaying Exif values.
[!] Since this release, data of the unknown/binary type are shortened to 50 bytes when previewing. You can still access the long version by copying a value to the clipboard.
[!] Updated the Exif remover to remember the 5 most recently used directories for result files.
[!] Post-cleaning: now reloads Exif details on the corresponding pane.
[!] Tested for compatibility with the consumer preview of Windows 8.
[!] Tested on Wine 1.4 — works okay.
1.7 (February 24, 2012)
[+] Made a reference to the article on the ICC profile.
[+] A digital signature and a time-stamp were applied to the program executables.
[+] Ensured compatibility with the Windows 8 Developer Preview.
[+] Successfully tested against Ubuntu Linux 11.10 64-bit and Wine 1.3.28.
[!] From now on, the Remove ICC option is turned off by default.
[!] Fixed the loading bug occurring when preview image’s data cannot be found in existing Exif’s thumbnail section.
[!] Upgraded the used list/tree control.
[!] Add Directory now remembers the most recently used folder path.
[!] Several internal tweaks.
1.6 (April 4, 2011)
[+] Website links in the Help menu.
[+] Added some links to Wikipedia articles on photographic metadata formats.
[!] Improved picture previewing: now CMYK JPEGs are also supported.
[!] Fixed a memory leak in the list for previewing Exif.
[!] Enhanced performance when generating thumbnails for huge pictures.
[!] Fixed resource leaking in the multithreaded code for loading an image preview.
[!] Now shortcuts created by the installer have informative hints.
[!] A lot of minor enhancements.
1.5 (October 13, 2010)
[+] Now the Exif tag remover is able to remove FlashPix extensions (APP2 FPXR).
[+] Added a confirmation of removing metadata from JPEG photos (optional, enabled by default).
[+] Now Exif Cleaner displays a total image count on the main status bar.
[!] Now the application tries to create a destination folder when processing, instead of instant showing a warning in the Clean Setup dialog if it does not exist.
1.4.6 (September 10, 2010)
[!] Fixed misbehaviour when loading the main window’s dimensions.
[!] Improved UI of the dialog window for browsing for the destination folder.
[!] Some enhancements in the program code.
[!] Fixed a few typos in the readme.
1.4.5 (August 5, 2010)
[+] Added an option to remove Adobe Photoshop APP12 Ducky (it is included when you use the Save for Web feature).
[+] Now our Exif cleaner is able to remove JFIF together with the JFIF Extension section (see the new option on the Extras tab). JFIF stands for “JPEG File Interchange Format”.
[+] Ability to add all supported images from a certain directory.
[!] Enhanced the readme documentation.
[!] A few internal improvements.
1.3.4 (June 1, 2010)
[!] Updated the internal graphics library.
[!] Fixed default sizes of the main form and all its elements.
[!] Added version info into the product installer.
1.3.3 (May 18, 2010)
[+] Added a definition of the ‘Gamma’ ($A500) Exif tag.
[+] Opening of an image with a default associated viewer/editor on double-clicking a single item in the image list.
[+] A configurable option of opening an image on double clicking the image thumbnail. Thanks to John Leslie for the idea!
[+] A new extra option: Remove all JPEG comment (COM) markers, if any.
[+] Added an option on the Extras tab: Find and remove the ICC profile.
[+] Added an option for removing the Adobe APP14 segment.
[+] Buttons for quick selecting of all and of none additional metadata to remove.
[+] A new file option: Opening the destination folder when processing is finished. Thanks to Ashraf for the suggestion!
[!] Fixed an error when specifying bad output directory and a tab other than File Options is selected.
[!] Saving and restoring form dimensions, pane and column widths.
[!] Now you cannot close the Progress window when removing of Exif and of other metadata is in progress.
1.2 (February 25, 2010)
[+] Added an extra option for removing the XMP metadata.
[+] Added an option for removing IPTC if it presents in the file.
[+] Now you can copy selected Exif strings to the clipboard via the context menu or using the Ctrl+C command.
[!] Fixed detection of the shell extension on x64 systems.
[!] Fixed displaying the image icons on some Windows versions.
[!] Some minor enhancements.
1.1 (January 7, 2010)
[+] Added context menu for the image list.
[+] Shell integration with x64 Windows systems.
[!] Handling of directories on drag & drop into the image list.
[!] Handling of the whole directories on passing them as command line parameters.
[!] Displaying Exif contents for already processed images.
[!] Now filenames in the list change to final after cleaning Exif data.
[!] Redesigned the Clean Setup dialog window. Now it has two tabs (Clean Options and File Options) instead of one with two groups. This allowed to make the tag selection tree more high and convenient.
1.0 (September 24, 2009)
The first public release of ExifCleaner.
Here are the awards that our Exif tag remover received since releasing the very first version in 2009: