EXIF (Exchangeable Image File) is a data file that is stored along with every image which you capture from your digital cameras. This data file contains all information regarding your camera settings. I have previously posted about EXIF Reader and EXIF Eraser. If you don’t know about EXIF file, then I would suggest you to read about EXIF Reader to have an idea about EXIF files before proceeding this article.
So today we are going to tell you about Geo Tags. It is basically an inbuilt feature of your digital camera that it saves the geographical location with latitude and longitude in the EXIF files. Hence you may invite danger by posting images with geo tags on social networking sites or any other sites. You may find the option to turn off this feature in your digital camera, but even if you find this option, all your previous images are in danger.
So the best way to remove geo tags from your images is by using tool called Geotag Security. As the name suggest, this tool secures your images from Geo Tags. This tool is very simple to use and with one simple click you can delete geo tags from all your images. You will see following window when you run this tool.
Now here all you need to do is to click on Browse and then add the folder which contains all the images which you have taken from your Digital Camera. Now once you add the folder, click on Start. This tool will then start scanning all your images and will then automatically remove all geo tags from the images. Always make sure that Geo tags which are removed, can’t be recovered. So take backup of your original images to other location before running this tool if you want to use Geo Tags information of your images in future.
This is how it displays the information about the images. It will show all the information regarding files containing geo tags and those without geo tags. You can even see the detailed log of files which are processed by this tool, by clicking on Next.
Now in the next Window, you will be given option to protect any desired folder automatically. For protecting folder automatically, you will need to purchase this tool. After purchasing you can add any desired number of folders in this tool, and this tool will then automatically scan you images whenever you add any image in those folders.
So you can purchase the serial key from online and register this tool by clicking on Protect this Folder and then entering the serial key and other information to use this feature.
The size of this GeoTag Security is 2.24 Mb and still it will not take much time to get installed and as usual it will create a desktop shortcut which can be used to access this tool. This tool is compatible with all the versions of Windows and has been tested successfully on Windows 7 Ultimate – 32 bit edition.