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Whenever you take a picture with your digital camera, a lot of personal information (also called metadata) is stored in every photo you have taken, including when it was taken, where it was taken, camera model, settings and other information. It is useful to have this information to sort out and organize your photos later on. However, all this metadata can also be used by others to track and profile you when you are sharing your images online on social networks, websites, blogs or send them by email.

So if you want to remove the metadata from your images before sharing, now you can do it thanks to a new app for Android called Image Privacy. It allows you to strip out all the personal metadata from an image before sharing by adding itself in the “Share” menu of Android. Simply install it on your Android device and when you go to the “Share” menu, select “Strip metadata”.

It creates a stripped out copy of the image on your device (at the location of the original image) with the “_stripped_” extension and opens the Share menu again from where you can choose where to send the “clean” image – Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, email etc. The original file remains intact at its location.

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  • Strips out metadata (date, geotags, camera model, camera settings etc) from an image before sharing.
  • For devices running Android OS.
  • Works seamlessly from within the “Share” menu.
  • No Internet connection needed.
  • Process multiple images at once.
  • Free to use.

Check out Image Privacy @ (via Ghacks)

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  1. Brian
    July 12, 2013 at 1:15 am

    This sounds cool but what is the app name?

  2. Antanas Antaso
    May 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    And which good one is for Windows?

  3. macwitty
    May 23, 2013 at 9:36 am

    It is also good to do if you want to use a photo of a flower or something to say happy birthday to a friend. Google+ will display the date if it can be found in the file and it maybe not the most fancy to send a image with 2008 to a friend this year