Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2018: Attention! Please place all UPS 2 Day orders by Friday 12/14/2018 11 AM EST
0

How to Scrub GPS Data from Your Photos

1508975541346 shutterstock 585538616 1

Apparently poachers are using the meta-data from animal photos to hunt endangered species. This guide from Motherboard will show you how to avoid geotagging wild animals and add a little more privacy to your social media content!

So you want to help protect wildlife and scrub the GPS data that might be embedded in your photos? Great!

First, know that when you upload an image to a majority of popular social media sites (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), the EXIF data (where location info can hide) is automatically deleted.

Turn Location Services Off

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Make sure any location services are off when you’re taking pictures with your phone or camera. If this is turned off, location info isn’t attached to the image, and you don’t have to worry about it!

1508969706674 windows8 3 png

On Desktop (PC)

If you have Windows versions 8.1 or above, this is simple.

Right-click on the image and then click ‘Properties.’ In the new pop-up window, head over to the ‘Details’ tab.

Click on the ‘Remove Properties and Personal Information’ link at the bottom of the window. You should have a choice between removing the image’s information while creating a copy that saves it and simply removing the image’s information.

Check out the full article for tips on removing the EXIF data from iphone, android and Mac


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 9,200+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Japanese word working and more in December’s issue of HackSpace magazine!

Wearables — Solder-less magic

Electronics — = != ==.

Biohacking — Finding Bliss with Anandamide

Python for Microcontrollers — sysfs is dead! long live libgpiod! libgpiod for linux & Python running hardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python @Adafruit #Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.