ExifCleaner 1.8

Simple yet efficient utility to remove EXIF tags and other metadata from images
5.0  (3 votes)
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ExifCleaner is a flexible and convenient tool to remove EXIF metadata from large numbers of digital photographs and other images. Even though it is equally useful for one single photograph, its support for batch EXIF removal makes it perfect for large collections of image files. It allows you to erase all tags present in the image or only those you are interested in getting rid of.

One of the assets of this EXIF removal tool is the wide range of metadata it supports. Thus, together with the standard EXIF tags, ExifCleaner can locate and remove JFIF segments, XMP tags, IPTC tags, Photoshop IRB and APP12 Ducky data, FlashPix extensions, geotags, etc. To achieve this, the program offers you two cleaning methods – a Quick Clean method (which removes all metadata existing in the image) and a customizable one. The former is mostly recommended for bulk, full-erase processes. The latter, however, provides you with a higher level of flexibility, allowing you to choose which tags will remain in the image and which will go. To make the most of this highly versatile cleaning process, you will need to be familiar with the various types of metadata that you may find in an image file, as well as with the tag names used and the type of data they represent. Note that all actions performed by ExifCleaner are irreversible.

ExifCleaner is a highly versatile tool wrapped up in a very simple interface. Actually, its minimalist layout makes it hard to believe that you are in front of a full-featured, flexible, and sophisticated EXIF removal tool. You will only find a But that, to me, is nothing but another of the program’s assets.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary


  • Offers you two cleaning methods - quick and advanced
  • Covers an extensive list of EXIF data
  • Supports batch processing


  • It does not allow you to save your cleaning profiles for future use
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