Picture Warning!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Macgeeza, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Macgeeza macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    I am worried about uploading pictures from my iPhone because people can see where the picture was taken and possibly find out where I live.

    How can I stop my iPhone recording the picture info?
    Also how can I check pictures that I have already uploaded to Twitpic don't have my location in the pic info.

    Please help, Worried!
  2. Apple 26.2 Contributor

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
    Settings > Location Services > Camera

    Can't recall how to undo location on pictures that have already been taken.
  3. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2010
    North Carolina
    I dont believe you can do this, especially to the ones already uploaded
  4. Bozola macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2002
    So close to Redmond, I can smell it!
    You would have to edit the EXIF data on the uploaded pics. But realistically, nobody cares where you live.
  5. Macgeeza thread starter macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    Cool, so now location services for camera are off.

    How do I view the exif data of my photo's already on the web site?
  6. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 46 years ago
    Parents might care where their kid took pictures.

    Estranged couples might not want the other one to know, either.

    Plenty of reasons for a user to want to hide location info.
  7. Macgeeza thread starter macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    Yeah, I didn't even realise that the pictures were recording this sort of info. I wonder if other people don't know this?
  8. PatrickCocoa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2008
    Welcome to the Future

    My advice is to stop watching the local evening news. There are always one or two "Rainwater will kill your children! Find out on ActionNews 6!" stories.

    I realize this doesn't assuage your current fear, but if you give into this fear you will spend the rest of your life jumping at shadows.

    True, there are reasons to hide your picture's location info. The idea that someone random person is online looking through pictures, trying to find a kid to snatch, then using that picture's location information to find and abduct the kid is not reasonable. If it's your ex, he (or she) has other ways to find you.

    And in any case, issue will be moot in five years or so. At that time there will be so much personal and location information about you on the net that you'll be able to google "Joe Smith" or "Jane Smith's children", and the "maps" section of google will pinpoint where they are in real time, and have a history of everywhere they've ever been.
  9. sdmcwilliams macrumors member


    Jul 28, 2010
    Get yourself a tinfoil hat and you will be fine.

  10. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
  11. Macgeeza thread starter macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    Thanks for your comments about this but getting back to my question.
    How do I view the exif data of my pictures on twitpic? (or any website if it's the same way). Just want to see what the info says on my pictures.

    Thanks for any help
  12. BlindMellon macrumors 65816


    Apr 4, 2011
  13. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2007
    That's not true. I have always wanted to sit outside the OP's house in my underwear, watching his every move. He has such a sexy typing skills.
  14. WilliamBos, Apr 9, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 11, 2011

    WilliamBos macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Innisfil, ON
    Thanks slot. I did not realize this either. Even my iPod was doing it, so I shut it off.

    What a wonderful place this is!!
  15. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 46 years ago
    I hestitate to mention it, but location tagging must be very helpful to police as well, if they're smart enough to extract it.

    For instance, you get a call from a criminal holding something of yours for ransom and you say, "Okay I'll pay you if you email me a photo showing it's okay."

    Voila! You have their GPS coordinates. SWAT arrives in minutes.

    If I were a crook, no way would I use my phone for anything. Too many call records, text records, email archives, and locating by either the phone company, or your phone itself.
  16. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    If they're on MobileMe people can see the latitude and longitude numbers. If they're on Flickr you can usually see an actual map.

    For most other websites there's no way to see it on the site...they'd have to download it and use a computer program. On a Mac the fastest way is to open it in 'Preview' and hit Command-i.
  17. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    I wouldn't worry About this too much, because most sites don't track stuff like that. Unless it's something like flickr. But anyway you can turn it off in your settings under location services.
  18. BHP41 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
    United States of America
    OP, you're probably on twitter and Facebook, correct? With the security issues those two sites have I think you have more to worry about than if jimbo is planning on camping out in your front yard.
  19. Macgeeza thread starter macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
  20. Block macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2007
    Don't websites like Facebook strip the EXIF data out for privacy reasons?
  21. Macgeeza thread starter macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    Think Facebook might but I'm not sure, hope they do though!
  22. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    You can check any pic on your drive, or any that you've already uploaded by right-clicking the pic and copying the URL and pasting it in here:


    It'll show the Google map of where it was taken and all other exif info.
  23. Macgeeza thread starter macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    Thanks sonicjay, that's cool!
  24. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2010
  25. DeepIn2U macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    This could be an interesting setting for Apple Mobile Device Management. ;)

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