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October 30, 2017 AT 2:00 pm

How to Scrub GPS Data from Your Photos

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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!

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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


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