How to remove location and acces name of files for privacy?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, May 21, 2017.

  1. hajime macrumors 68040

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    #1
    Hello, when pressing Comand+I, information of jpg files are listed. For example, location and those with access rights. Both show my name. For privacy, how do I remove those information before posting jpg files on the internet?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Are you talking about this info? That is what is called EXIF data that is embedded in the file. If you search around there are some apps/tools that will strip the exif data for you. I don't have a particular tool to suggest since I never do this myself.

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  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No. When selecting a jpg file and doing command I, the information about that file is displayed. This includes:

    type: jpeg inage
    size;
    location: (this list your username and location where the file is stored)
    created time:
    modified time:
    :
    :
    At the bottom, there is a access right and sharing list. it list the username.



    I want to get rid of the username for privacy reason.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Ahhh.... gotcha. That personal info there is not part of the file. That is just the OS showing where the file is on your system and the fact you have rights to the folder it is in. That does not go with the JPG file in any way if you post it or send it to anybody.
     

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