3 Free Tools To Change Photo’s Exif Data, Remove Metadata And Hide Dates

Updated: May 24, 2017 / Home » Tutorials

How to change the data and properties on a Jpeg, Tiff or RAW image file format? If you’re searching for a freeware that does simple exif editing, look no further. Microsoft Windows Explorer has the capability to edit exif data. You can change the description, tags, authors, copyright information, data modified and many more. This article will teach you 3 methods to change exif data of photos with exifTool viewer.

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↓ 01 – AnalogExiffor Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows

AnalogExif is a free metadata editor for the scanned films and DSC-captured digital images.

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  • Modification of the most EXIF, IPTC and XMP metadata tags for JPEG and TIFF files
  • Equipment library to store metadata properties of the film cameras and other analog equipment
  • Custom XMP schema for film camera properties (e.g. film name, exposure number etc.) and user-defined XMP schema for extra flexibility
  • Batch operations (copy metadata from another file, auto-fill exposure number)
  • Customizable set of the supported metadata tags

↓ 02 – JPEG & PNG StripperChange ‘Date Taken’ With via Microsoft Windows Properties Viewer

This method allows you to modify the ‘date taken’ data, unfortunately it is limited to a few options. The rule of thumb is to remove all other data with JPEG & PNG Stripper and individually input the date created. This simple tool that strips off all the metadata in Jpeg and PNG.

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  • Step 1 – Right click on the file
  • Step 2 – Select Properties
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  • Step 3 – Select the ‘Details’ tab
  • Step 4 – Double click on the empty field on the right column and edit the data

The above method works on Windows, what if you’re into changing the date for photos taken with your iPhone or Android Camera? You’ll need a much more powerful tool on your Mac or Windows PC.

↓ 03 – ExifToolRead, Write and Edit Meta Information

This is perhaps one of the most powerful Exif editor. Runs on both Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX, ExifTool is a powerful editor that reads, writes and edit meta information in a wide variety of files.

ExifTool supports many different metadata formats including EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP and ID3, as well as the maker notes of many digital cameras by Canon, Casio, FLIR, FujiFilm, GE, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Nikon, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.

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16 comments on “3 Free Tools To Change Photo’s Exif Data, Remove Metadata And Hide Dates

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    Catherine [ Reply ]

    Why to fake camera details? I believe it’s better to delete them with the help of tools such as EXIFCleaner by Superutils, instead of putting inaccurate data.

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      Robin Parrish [ Reply ]

      Exif data typically includes the date and time the picture was … right clicking on it and selecting “Properties” from the menu

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      Because camera date/time was set wrong

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      martin [ Reply ]

      Having scanned photos that are about 60 years old, I don’t want the scanned date (ie today) as date taken.

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    Varun Krish [ Reply ]

    why not Download EXIF Date Changer 3? it is simple and easier

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    ZamZam [ Reply ]

    are there any good Free Exif Editor?

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    Adam Pash [ Reply ]

    are there any more Tools for Reading and Editing Exif Data of Photographs apart from this? thanks!

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      Tim Fisher [ Reply ]

      How to change the data and properties on a Jpeg, Tiff or RAW file format?

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    microsoft [ Reply ]

    great tutorial on how Can I Edit My Photo Metadata? thanks mate

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    this can be done easily with the View EXIF Digital Photo Data in Mac OS X

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    Yaara Lancet [ Reply ]

    how can i change exif data in windows 8?

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    Raymond [ Reply ]

    I know free online tool for editing EXIF, IPTC data: https://www.imgonline.com.ua/eng/exif-editor.php
    Or here you can delete all metadata from jpeg picture without loss of quality: https://www.imgonline.com.ua/eng/delete-exif.php

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    If you want to process only a few photos, I suggest using an online tool. For example you do not need to install anything or for a long time to understand the options. Fix can not only Exif :-)

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    You can also use KrojamSoft PhotoViewerPro.

    You can choose from wide range of eye-catching effects! And control the intensity of Looks…..

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    OverIt [ Reply ]

    You are a group of gentlemen and are of good will. “Some” men are not and take photos to “prove” they are somewhere (at a store) when they are in fact cheating in some way. If I have received 100 photos, all with exif data, and then all of a sudden receive a random shots while he’s “grocery shopping” or “working out” that are stripped? Why hide when there is nothing is to hide?

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