Exif (stands for Exchangeable image file format) data of a photo contains a lot of important information. Using smartphones, digital cameras, etc., to capture photos is common and all these store such information (Exif data) related to a photo. The information may include photo title, author, camera model, image resolution, width & height, digital zoom, white balance, tags, Exposure time, focal length, camera serial number, brightness, light source, comments, light source, photo description, flash mode (on or off), date & time (original and modified), lens maker, location (including geo-coordinates), copyright, and more. Whether you are professional or not, if you want to share your photos with someone but don’t want to share such information, then removing Exif data from photos is a good step. This guide will help you with how it can be done on Windows 10. The steps would be the same for Windows 8.1 and lower versions.
The good thing that you will like is there is no need for a third-party tool or app to remove Exif data from multiple photos at once on Windows 10. This is a built-in feature in Windows 10. By accessing the properties window of selected photos, you can delete Exif data from all those photos. You will also have the choice to select which information from your photos you want to delete. For example, you can select the title, date taken, comments, copyright, flash mode, etc., to remove from photos.
Before you rush, do note that this trick can help you remove as much Exif data from photos as possible. You need to carefully check which information can be removed and then take further actions.
Let’s see how to do this.
Steps to Bulk Remove Exif Data from Photos on Windows 10:
1). Open the folder that contains those photos from which you want to remove Exif data.
2). Select photos > right-click > and click on Properties. You will see Properties window for those photos with two tabs.
3). Click on the Details tab and then ‘Remove Properties and Personal Information‘ option.
4). A separate Remove Properties window will open. You will see two options-
- Create a copy with all possible properties removed– It helps to automatically delete as much Exif data as possible. The advantage of this option is it first creates a copy of all the photos before removing the EXIF data. Thus, you will have a backup of your photos with all the Exif data. The backup or copy of photos is created within the same folder or location where original photos are stored.
- Remove the following properties from this file– It lets you select which Exif data you want to remove (like flash maker, lens model, contrast, EXIF version, comments, authors, rating, and more).
Select an option.
5). Press OK button. This is it! Exif data will be removed from those photos silently.
You won’t receive any confirmation box or warning before deleting the Exif data from the selected photos. So, press that OK button only when you’re sure.
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I won’t mind sharing photos including Exif data when it is about friends, relatives, or as long as it doesn’t bother me. But yes, if I have to share photos with someone for some other reason, then I will definitely keep in mind that I should first remove Exif data from photos. I use Windows 10 regularly and happy that it has this native feature to bulk remove Exif data from photos. Try it and share your thoughts.