It is not a secret that anything, and everything you share on social networks contains your personal information. These information may include your location, device information, and so on. This kind of information is stored as Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) metadata which is part of the image file. This for professional photographers might be useful but for average users like you and me, it might be a privacy concern.
Fortunately, in Windows 10 PC and Mobile you can hide your personal information from the pictures. You can hide information such as, the device the picture was taken from, date and time, location, ISO etc. In this tutorial I will be telling you how to remove personal information from pictures in Windows 10.
How to remove personal information from pictures on Windows 10 PC:
- Right click on the picture whose information you want to remove, and select Properties.
- In the properties window select Details.
- Now click on Remove Properties and Personal Information
- Check each box for the properties you want to remove or click the Select All to remove all potential properties
- Click OK
Note: You can also click on create a copy with all the properties removed or just remove the properties from the file.
How to remove personal information from pictures on Mobile:
While you can’t do much on phone like removing the device name, date and time, ISO etc. you can still do a bit, i.e, you can remove location information from your pictures. This surely helps you protect your privacy online. Below is a small tutorial of how to stop your Windows Mobile camera to save your location.
- Open Settings on your phone.
- In the search bar, type location.
- Open location settings and scroll down to Choose apps that can use your location
- Under that navigate to Camera and turn the toggle off.
Now your location info will not be saved when you click a photo using Camera app on your smartphone. If you are interested to remove more information from the pictures on camera, the only option we see right now is Image Map Plus Exif Editor which is a paid tool.
Let us know in the comments if you know any other method to make pictures secure on Windows 10.