It is not a secret that anything and everything you share on social networks contains your personal information. This information may include your location, device information, and so on. All this information is stored as Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) metadata, which is part of the image file. It is helpful for professional photographers might be useful, but for average users like you and me, it might be a privacy concern. In this post, I will share how you can remove personal information from pictures in Windows 10 PC and Mobile
How to remove personal information from pictures on Windows 10 PC
Fortunately, in Windows 10 PC and Mobile, you can hide your personal information from the images. You can protect information such as the device the picture was taken from, date and time, location, ISO, etc.
- Right-click on the picture whose information you want to remove, and then 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 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. You can, at the very least, remove location information from your pictures. It 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 the Camera and turn the toggle off.
Now your location info will not be saved when you click a photo using the Camera app on your smartphone. If you are interested in removing more information from the pictures on the camera, the only option we see right now is Image Map Plus Exif Editor. And it is a paid tool.
Let us know in the comments if you know any other method to make pictures secure on Windows 10.