Sunday, 2 November 2008

Solution: Remove/Delete JPEG metadata / header information


One needs to modify/manipulate the header of .jpg files, i.e. one needs to remove / strip out / delete the metadata from those JPEG images. Obviously, one would need some sort of a tool to do that. So, I searched for something/anything to help me.

Solution 1: Jhead

I found (in 2008) this little command line tool called Jhead (documentation can be found here) which helped me get the job done.

Thank you. It's simple and has done exactly what I needed it to do.

Solution 2: exiftool (perl)

I found it in 2010 while reading Mat Cutts's blog post How to strip JPEG metadata in Ubuntu.

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