How to Remove Metadata from Photos – Easy Steps

Abeerah Hashim  - Security Expert
Last updated: January 8, 2024
Read time: 12 minutes

Remember to remove photos metadata before uploading any images online. You must remove this personal information from photos and videos to save your online privacy.


Photos depict your digital identity everywhere. But they don’t only reveal what they show. Instead, they leak much more information about you via metadata, including your location, device details, and more. So if you’re concerned about personal privacy, make sure to clean up your photos before uploading them online. This article guides how to remove photos metadata and protect your privacy online.

Today, almost every internet user in the world has uploaded at least a couple of photos online. Even the most privacy-freak users have uploaded a picture or two of themselves for verification purposes.

However, these photos and videos frequently leak much more information about you. While an average person may not need that info, spies, online trackers, and hackers do look for them.

This piece of worthy personal information about you is the ‘metadata.’

And, if you’re genuinely concerned about your online privacy, you must remove metadata of photos and videos, technically known as the EXIF metadata.

But before learning how to do it, let’s understand what metadata is and why you should be careful about it.

How to remove EXIF data from your photos – Quick Guide

The following are some simple steps that you can employ to erase metadata from photos:

  1.  Right-click on the image and select the ‘Properties’ option from the drop menu.
  2. Click on the ‘Details’ tab at the top of the new window.