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Apr 25, 2019 12:22 |  #1

I have been tasked to complete several logos for a customer. He has sent me images that he wants in the logo. I am merging them in Photoshop 5.1 and adding text bla bla.

My problem is that after I make him a .png, or a .jpeg file, if I right click and click "properties", then details, all of my personal information is there. My name as the Owner, my Computer Name, the folder path I have them in.

I have clicked on "Remove Properties and Personal Information" in the dialog box. Doesn't work.

I have saved the file in Photoshop under "Save for Web and Devices" and made sure the "metadata is set to None" Dosen't work.

I have changed the name of my computer and Owner in the Registry on my computer. The data is still there.

I have changed the Administrators name from mine to a generic one. Data is still there.

Does anyone have an other ideas?

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Apr 25, 2019 12:45 |  #2

Hmmm. That should have done it. But you can always use something like the JPEG & PNG Stripper (external link) tool.


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Apr 25, 2019 14:15 |  #3

An incredible amount of info is included in the EXIF of JPGs. It is understandable that you might want to control that, but Adobe makes that difficult. You can control what is there using exiftool.

https://sno.phy.queens​u.ca/~phil/exiftool/ (external link)
https://stackoverflow.​com …ut-recompressing-the-jpeg (external link)
http://www.linux-magazine.com …from-Photos-with-exiftool (external link)

I am not familiar with JPG & PNG stripper as referenced by gjl711, but it looks interesting.


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Apr 25, 2019 17:23 |  #4

FastStone Image Viewer has a function for this. In the Tools menu. Worth a try.


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Apr 25, 2019 20:04 |  #5

Damo77 wrote in post #18851513 (external link)
FastStone Image Viewer has a function for this. In the Tools menu. Worth a try.

Looks like FastStone will remove ALL the EXIF. Exiftool can be configured to be more selective. For instance, you can remove ID and processing steps metadata but leave camera setting data alone.


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Apr 26, 2019 07:08 |  #6

FastStone worked. Thanks for all the great responses fellas. I sure do appreciate it!




  
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Apr 27, 2019 17:47 |  #7

+1 to exiftool - you get full flexibility. Here is my Bash script (used under Cygwin, under Windows) which I always use to prep my images for microstock sites. It retains only a few basic facts (I am not ashamed to show to buyers which camera and lens were used :) ), and strips away everything else. The original file is preserved with a new name (__name).

#!/bin/bash
# Stripping most of exif information from the input image, retaining only specified tags.

# Argument: image name

\cp $1 __$1 >/dev/null

exiftool -all= -TagsFromFile __$1 \
-ISO \
-Model \
-LensID \
-LensModel \
-ApertureValue \
-ExposureTime \
$1

\rm __$1 $1_original >/dev/null


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Apr 27, 2019 22:31 |  #8

pulsar123 wrote in post #18852445 (external link)
+1 to exiftool - you get full flexibility. Here is my Bash script (used under Cygwin, under Windows) which I always use to prep my images for microstock sites. It retains only a few basic facts (I am not ashamed to show to buyers which camera and lens were used :) ), and strips away everything else. The original file is preserved with a new name (__name).

#!/bin/bash
# Stripping most of exif information from the input image, retaining only specified tags.

# Argument: image name

\cp $1 __$1 >/dev/null

exiftool -all= -TagsFromFile __$1 \
-ISO \
-Model \
-LensID \
-LensModel \
-ApertureValue \
-ExposureTime \
$1

\rm __$1 $1_original >/dev/null

What is Bash script, and how is it used with exiftool?


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Apr 28, 2019 06:28 |  #9

When you right click the file, you are not seeing properties of the image itself, but rather the properties of the file. The file properties are set by the computer. If you create a word file and right click it, you will see similar information. I think that there is software out there that will allow you to edit those properties.


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