Whenever you take pictures from your digital camera, your camera saves your pictures in image format i.e normally JPEG and also stores a data file EXIF (Exchangeable Image File) along with your image file. EXIF file basically contains all information regarding your camera settings like camera model, exposure, aperture, ISO, what camera mode was used and whether or not a flash fired etc., at the point of taking that particular image.
I have earlier told you in my last post about a tool named EXIF Reader using which you can see the EXIF information of your images. You can read it at this link so that you can get to know more about EXIF. Now EXIF files are generally of no use and they just increase the space of your images. So if you want to delete EXIF files from all your images, then you can use a tool called Free EXIF Eraser.
As the name suggest this tool will erase all EXIF information from your images. It is a very simple tool and even requires no installation. When you run its exe file, you will see a window as follow.
Now you will need to click on select and then select the location where you have saved your image files. You can click on Erase in Subdirectories if you want to delete EXIF files from entire subfolders under that particular folder. Once you done with it, click on Erase and then this tool will automatically scan for all your images.
Once you click on Erase, this tool will show the total number of files which it scanned and number of files of which it has cleaned the EXIF files and files which doesn’t contains EXIF file and errors if there in some files. So it will give a complete report about all your image files. You can see an example below.
My folder contains 35 images with size 2.20 Mb and after deleting EXIF files its size become 2.12 Mb. This tool is absolutely safe to use and there is no need to worry about your images. It will only delete EXIF file and will make no damage to your images. The best part of this tool is that it requires no installation and is a portable tool too, so you can even directly run it from USB drive.
The size of this Free EXIF Eraser is 1.45 Mb and it requires no installation. This tool is compatible with all the versions of Windows and has been tested successfully on Windows 7 Ultimate-32 bit edition.