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10-05-2019, 09:43 AM   #1
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Deleting GPS exif data?

In camera GPS is an exciting feature. It will help me remember the location of the less frequently visited sites. Some sites need to remain protected. How do I post images with exif data intact, but the GPS data hidden?
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10-05-2019, 09:46 AM   #2
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What operating system are you using? OSX, Windows, Linux variant?
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You can selectively delete it in the free Adobe Bridge. Otherwise, not sure how you'd hide it but retain it.
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Having you tried Googling "EXIF editor" with the name of your computer's operating system? Those kinds of apps would let you selective edit the GPS field.

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
How do I post images with exif data intact, but the GPS data hidden?
You are exporting RAW to JPEG to post photos, if your PP software has an option to remove location data (like LIghtroom does), you can set it for exporting to JPEG, otherwise EXIF Tool will do the same with a "exiftool -gps:all= FILE" command. Don't remove the GPS data from your originals or it will be lost forever.
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I use iMatch (photools.com) to catalog my images. It has a batch processor tool that you can set up (with lots of options) for exporting photos from your library. I have a "Flickr" profile that does, among other things, remove GPS coordinates, convert to jpg (from tiff, which is how I store my final edits), downsize to FHD size, and add a bit of sharpening.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sir Nameless Quote
I use iMatch (photools.com) to catalog my images. It has a batch processor tool that you can set up (with lots of options) for exporting photos from your library. I have a "Flickr" profile that does, among other things, remove GPS coordinates, convert to jpg (from tiff, which is how I store my final edits), downsize to FHD size, and add a bit of sharpening.

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Is that an online/cloud service? If the photos must first be uploaded with metadata (i.e. GPS) intact, then it's technically possible that the reference will remain on a server somewhere.

(Sorry to sound panicky, but I've become a bit paranoid after falling victim to multiple security breaches.)
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Is that an online/cloud service?
iMatch is a desktop program that runs on Windows, there is an add-on product called iMatch Anywhere that can access your iMatch database from mobile devices, but as far as I can tell it doesn't store originals online.

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iMatch is a desktop program that runs on Windows, there is an add-on product called iMatch Anywhere that can access your iMatch database from mobile devices, but as far as I can tell it doesn't store originals online.
That's correct, it's a locally-installed, windows desktop program. There is no cloud storage.
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Lightroom will strip off the GPS data if you so choose on export.
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For Android there is "scrambled exif" to remove exif data.
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Thanks to everyone for the answers. I use Windows 7 & 10. Haven't looked up info on exif editors. Was hoping it could be accomplished using the Silky/Pentax editing program. I don't use Lightroom.
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In Flickr this is an option in account settings: Import EXIF location data [?], so presumably you can keep it in your master file but upload without it.
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Good information. I have just right clicked on the photo in Windows explorer, then on the bottom of the details there is a function to remove data. The times that I used it, I would make a copy first.
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
In camera GPS is an exciting feature. It will help me remember the location of the less frequently visited sites. Some sites need to remain protected. How do I post images with exif data intact, but the GPS data hidden?
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If you have exiftool, you can run the following command to strip GPS related metadata, but not other fields:

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exiftool -geotag= yourfilename.jpg

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