How to find if my photos (take on iphone) include location geotag?

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  1. miamialley macrumors 68030

    miamialley

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    I'm selling something on craigslist and took pictures of the item. How can I make sure the pictures don't have a geotag on them? And do you have to have a computer to find this? Can an iOS device show this metadata?
     
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Go to "settings" --> "privacy" --> "location services" --> "camera".

    Select "never"

    Now your camera will not have access to your location information, and therefore cannot embed it in photos. Unfortunately most people don't know that location data is embedded in photos taken on their phones and tablets by default.
     
  3. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Right, but how can you check for the geotag on an iOS device. I know iPhoto on a Mac can do it, but what are other ways?
     
  4. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    There are browser extensions available that will read the EXIF information when you mouseover an image but not all of them read enough of the data to reveal location data.
     
  5. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    I don't know of any way to check on the device, but I am highly confident that if you follow the above steps any photos you take will lack location data. If you want to be EXTRA sure, you can even put your device in airplane mode while you take the pictures. Without wi-fi or cellular data it should make it even less likely that your camera could access location data.
     
  6. lordofthereef, Feb 1, 2015
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    lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Once the photo is uploaded to craigslist it is altered and all geotags are removed. I assume is your concern is with someone browsing craigslist and downoading the photo and finding the location (probably your house) your picture was taken? If so, dont worry about it.

    EDIT: If you are super paranoid just load the picture in whateevr app you fancy and screenshot it. You can even do this directly in iOS if you want (load pic, screenshot pic, upload screenshot pic to wherever you please).
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It displays the information in the photo app above the photo in moments. If you tap the place name it'll open maps.
     
  8. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Sure does. How can you remove the geotag from an iOS device?
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    deGeo - Geotag Remover
    https://appsto.re/gb/llDLy.i
     
  10. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Interesting. This is a feature that should be built into the OS. (Geotag removal)
     
  11. eagleglen macrumors 6502a

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    There is a really useful app called Koredoko that will show the meta-data associated with all the photos on your camera roll. You can use it to see the geo info of all your photos and any you receive. It won't remove the data, but you can assure yourself it's not present in any photo you intend to send to anyone else.
     
  12. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks.
     

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