Nowadays, any modern device equipped with a camera can add information to the photos you take. That data is called metadata and may use various standards such as EXIF, XMP, or ITPC.
The metadata of an image can contain various details like your camera or phone model, GPS coordinates, as well as camera parameters among other things. While there are plenty of third-party apps which you could use, today we’re going to talk about how you can remove EXIF metadata from images in Windows 10 – no need to install additional software.
How to remove EXIF metadata from images in Windows 10
Open the folder where your images are located in File Explorer and right click on an image. From the context menu select Properties and go to the Details tab.
This will display the metadata of the selected photos in the Properties window. At the bottom of the list, there’s a link called “Remove Properties and Personal Information”. Click on it.
The “Remove Properties” window will open and here you have several options. First of all, you can choose to create a copy of the original image with all possible properties removed. The original will still have all the metadata intact.The second option
The second option lets you select specific properties to be removed, but there’s also a “Select All” option in case you want to delete all of them. Keep in mind that choosing the second option will directly affect the original image so if you want a copy with the metadata untouched you will need to manually save one.
Whatever option you choose, once you customize the settings hit the OK button and that’s it!
Bonus tip: File Explorer also lets you select multiple images and remove metadata just like for individual items. The steps are the same – select the photos, right click on any of them, go to Properties -> Details and hit the “Remove Properties and Personal Information” link. You will get the same customization options as shown above, except this time you’ll be deleting the personal information from several images at the same time. Convenient, right?