Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Alternative Way to Remove GPS Info From Photos on the Web

This is just a short update to my previous post about photos updated to the web that carry GPS information with them.

Besides being able to block that information from being collected by your phone or camera, the site Lifehacker presents ways to remove the data from your pictures, once they've already been uploaded to the web.

So if you've already posted a lot of pictures on Facebook, and you don't want the geo information to be associated with the pictures, follow the directions contained in this Lifehacker article: How Can I Remove Personal Info (Like Location) From Photographs by Whitson Gordon.  The instructions for removing the offending information for Windows are very simple. Thank you to my daughter for bringing this article to my attention.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

or, just use a simple and free application called Pixelgarde Photo Privacy Editor, which works on your iPhone, Android, PC, Mac... Way easier to use than following the instructions in the article.