Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss sharing photos (but not their location data), and Apple’s OS security.
The developers of EXIF Viewer are having a promo photo app sale, offering their app for free when it’s usually US$2.99. The app lets you view and edit photo metadata, which is useful for changing GPS data, time and date stamps, and more. It also lets you remove metadata, which is useful to sharing photos to social media. This prevents people from viewing the metadata to see where you took the picture. It works through the share sheet so you don’t even have to leave the Photos app.
Image metadata is typically called Exif data, and it can include date/time of capture, GPS information, type of camera used, and type of software used to edit the photo.
If you’re a privacy conscious individual like Andrew Orr, you’ve probably wanted to remove location data from your photos before sharing them to social media. It’s possible to do this on macOS, but did you know you can do it on iOS too? Here’s how to remove photo metadata.
Exif data is something every photographer is familiar with. It contains all of the information about your photo, like camera model, aperture, focal length and more. With Preview, a built in app on macOS, you can quickly view the exif data of any photo you choose.