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Tip: Easily Remove Geotag Data Using Mac’s Preview and Windows’ Properties



If you’re not comfortable with the idea of uploading photos to the Web with geotag data baked into the file, there are some easy ways you can scrub the data to protect your privacy. Both Mac and Windows computers offer simple solutions for quickly removing sensitive location info from your photo files.

Mac’s Preview


If you’re using Mac OS X Yosemite, your Preview app has some new EXIF scrubbing capabilities. Simply open up your photo in Preview, go to Tools in your menu bar and select Show Inspector, hit the (i) icon for the info panel, select the GPS sub tab, and you’ll see a “Remove Location Info” button.

Hit that, save your photo, and you’re ready for location-free uploading.

Windows’ Properties


Windows also makes it easy to remove sensitive information. Right click your photo file and select properties. The Details panel has an option called “Remove Properties and Personal Information.” Voila!

(via Lifehacker)