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Remove EXIF Data from Photos

EXIF Cleaner lets you remove EXIF information from your photographs, safeguarding your personal, location, and equipment details from public view.

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What are people saying about EXIF Cleaner

Lee Anon Will this software clean an entire folder containing hundreds of photos (drag and drop the folder) or must photos be selected one at a time?
May 31 2013 at 4:02am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Hi Lee Anon,
the software abylon EXIF CLEANER (current version) offers the possibility to select several images in one step. You can either choose a folder about the open-dialog or drag & drop into the window.

When you drag & drop you must be noted that the File Explorer and the program run in the same rights context. Because the File Explorer usually runs in the normal user context, so the software should be started WITHOUT admin rights.

Feel free to try it. The software abylon EXIF CLEANER can be tested for 30 days.
abylonsoft - May 31 2013 at 11:18am Copy Link
Lee Anon Thank you.
May 31 2013 at 12:32pm Copy Link
Kit Kagaya Can the program edit the information or simply delete it?
Jun 8 2014 at 5:18am Copy Link
Man Member delete
Jun 8 2014 at 9:22am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde The software abylon EXIF CLEANER displays the meta information of images and delete them in one go. Currently, an edit of Exif-data is not possible.
abylonsoft - Jun 8 2014 at 11:40pm Copy Link
HABIB DEMMOUCHE merci..............
Jun 9 2014 at 1:07am Copy Link
Patryk Kowalski Paid Program? Without the ability to edit the data? I would recommend ExtfTool. It is free for Windows, MacOS and Linux, of course. Also available is a GUI because the program itself runs from the command line. Anyway, of course I'll try the version from BD :)
Jun 9 2014 at 3:33am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Feel free to use other software! Our software is free of spyware and adware...
abylonsoft - Jun 9 2014 at 6:21am Copy Link
Al Aymer Is the program only in German?
Jun 9 2014 at 5:46pm Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde No, abylon EXIF-CLEANER is in English and German. Selecteble before starting the setup.
abylonsoft - Jun 9 2014 at 10:47pm Copy Link
Warren Russell Patrick, I assume that should be ExifTool? (with an 'i' rather than a 't')
Jun 9 2014 at 11:08pm Copy Link
Tortuga @Thomas Klabunde, Hello :)
I know it's late, hope you can still answer
1. Is there a portable version or can the program be made portable? I am now moving all my programs into portable form, would MUCH prefer it is is!
2. It is not specified in the "Fine Print", want to confirm if the activation/register is hardware tied, if it phones home, etc
3. It can be installed on 2PCs _or_ 1PC & 1Laptop, right?
Thank You
Jun 9 2014 at 11:18pm Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Hi Tortuga,

to 1)
There is no particular portable version. But there should be no reason why the software can not be installed on a USB stick.

to 2)
The question I do not understand quite. Registration information will be stored on the PC / Labtop, but are not hardware bound.

to 3)
The free version for private use can be installed on as many computers as desired. In the commercial version of the software can be installed on the computer 3.
abylonsoft - Jun 9 2014 at 11:35pm Copy Link
jman Thank you abylon and BDJ!
Mar 8 2015 at 5:10am Copy Link
Igor Zheliba Doesn't work on Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Mar 8 2015 at 6:28am Copy Link
g hudak SW only good for 2 months? How many updates can there be within 2 months??
Mar 8 2015 at 6:33am Copy Link
Igor Zheliba "You must install/register the software within 2 months, and cannot do so afterwards. Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment. Installing a new version may overwrite the existing version and invalidate your license key." - instructions from their e-mail with registration info.
Mar 8 2015 at 6:36am Copy Link
User1 Will this sw process batches, or one file at a time only?
Mar 8 2015 at 6:38am Copy Link
Igor Zheliba Batches too. See FAQ
Mar 8 2015 at 6:44am Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling Only works on jpeg files. Did not see that it works on tifs, or raw files.
Mar 8 2015 at 8:27am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Hi, thank you for ALL comments.

@Igor Zheliba: Thank you for testing in Windows 10. I would be happy, if you can write us the exaccly problems. Use this bdj-comments, our contact-form ( or the support-form (

@User1: As already been written by Igor, all invitees images can be removed in a slip of the Exif information.

@Stephen: This is correct. In this version only Jpeg-files can be clean. But we think that Jpeg is the absolutely most commonly used picture-format. TIFFs are probably only rarely used, or am I wrong? The Raw format, we have not yet been studied.

Improvements in the current version include:
- In addition to the EXIF format now also meta-data in the XMP and IPTC format be cleaned.
- Selected Images can now be sent directly via the MAPI interface to the default e-mail program without taking a detour via the file explorer.
- Images can be reduced before the mail delivery. The reduction is given in percent of the file size of the original file.

abylonsoft - Mar 8 2015 at 9:27am Copy Link
S User Error message from Windows XP SP-3: "Digital Signature Information: A certificate chain processed, but terminated in a root certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider." This message appears both for the abylon codesign and the Symantec Timestamp.

This is the first time I have ever encountered this message and I have tested more than 100 programs on this machine.
Mar 8 2015 at 9:37am Copy Link
Louis H @ Igor and Thomas.....

It works fine for me in build number 9926 of Windows 10 Technical Preview.

( Intel i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz 4.00GHz. 16 GB RAM. )

@ Thomas......

Is there any current way - or upcoming feature - to remove specific data from the EXIF while leaving other data intact? Sometimes I would like to leave some of the data.

Is there a current - or upcoming feature - to allow for saving the result as a copy of the original image while keeping the original image - with all data - intact? I would like to be able to strip the data from the image I post online, but keep a copy of the image with all the data intact for my own personal reference. As it is now, I have to remember to edit a copy of each image. It would be very helpful if the program offered an option to do this automatically when hitting the button to process the images.

For me, I would find adding support for other image formats VERY helpful. TIFF, BMP, PNG, Raw.... all are formats I use as often as I utilize the Jpeg format.

As it is, while certainly a helpful tool, it does not appear to offer full control over manipulation of the EXIF data. Including such options would make it, at least for my work, far more worth paying for.

Regardless of what the future may hold for this program, hanks for offering it here today for FREE!!! :-)
Mar 8 2015 at 9:42am Copy Link
Igor Zheliba @Louis H
I have 64-bit version of Windows 10 TP build 9926. Only once after installing (as Administrator, of course) I was able to fill in registration information and sucessfully registered the software. All my next runnings of program both from desktop icon and from program's folder (as Administrator, of course) were stopped with error, something like "Impossible start 64...exe". Reinstallings didn't help.
Mar 8 2015 at 10:00am Copy Link
Louis H @ Igor....

I am running the same 64-bit version. I have tried with and without registering the program - both with and without Administrator option - and so far I have not received any errors. This leaves me wondering if it is more of an incompatibility with something else that is installed - or not installed on our respective computers.
Mar 8 2015 at 10:27am Copy Link
Igor Zheliba @ Louis H
Ha-ha, it does work under Windows 7 Home Ultimate on the same machine.
Mar 8 2015 at 10:45am Copy Link
Louis H @ Igor...

Ah! There may be the problem! I am running a new computer with nothing but Windows 10 Technical Preview on board.
Mar 8 2015 at 10:57am Copy Link
Igor Zheliba @ Louis H

What a problem? I have dual boot into two OSs - W7 and W10 on the same computer. No interferences between them are there.
Another 5-6 attempts to install EXIF Cleaner, no success. I changed destination folders, cleaned registry after any previous attempt. Always error "Could not execute EXIF-CLEAN". The Compatibility Troubleshooting by Windows 10 didn't help. At least, I have this software on this machine (another OS) and I'm able to work with all local images here.
Mar 8 2015 at 11:39am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Thank you all!
Next week we download windows 10 and test it.
abylonsoft - Mar 8 2015 at 11:43am Copy Link
Igor Zheliba @ Thomas Klabunde

Why portable version of EXIF Cleaner is functionally limited, and why Installer demands inserted USB Flash-drive but not choosing any folder on PC's hard drive?
Mar 8 2015 at 11:49am Copy Link
Sam User The program installed and registered fine.
However, the buttons at the bottom need to have their background color (or the color of the font) changed.
I could not read any of the buttons (navy blue buttons, and it seems that the font is of the same color), so I pressed the Tab key after entering the registration information, followed by pressing the Enter key.
Fortunately that worked.

The other most annoying things I have issues with:

Please remove the FacKebook (not a typo), Twitter, and Google Plus links. This is spamming, in my humble opinion.

I don't want anything to do with FakeBook, or the rest of them.
Not only you have the boxes checked, but you have the links permanently present in the program while it is running.

This is very annoying, and unusual for a registered program to be filled with such spam.
You may like FaKebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, but not everyone trusts these privacy abusers.

Thank you.
Mar 8 2015 at 5:35pm Copy Link
Louis H For the record, Thomas, the buttons showed up fine on my Win 10 system. No problems in seeing them.
Mar 8 2015 at 10:29pm Copy Link
bugme "abylon EXIF Cleaner - Personal use only, paid upgrades and 2 months license registration timeframe"

Only two/2 months?
Mar 9 2015 at 1:48am Copy Link
Dunking I purchased a license to this last year (in March, so not yet a year ago). I just checked for updates and it says there is one but if I upgrade I will need a new license key! Is that correct? There was no mention of a time limit when I purchased the license, and even if there was, it is usually at least a year.

[Later] I am wrong - seems it was purchased in February last year. The upgrade is 90% off or something, which seems attractive, but I can't find a mention of what is different between the current version and the one I have. Is that available?
Feb 14 2016 at 2:50am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Hi Dnking,
the improvements and changes are indicated above in the description text.

Currently the update discount for Major Updates is 90%. However, this only applies for purchased licenses and not in case of the free version for home users.

More questions are always welcome.
abylonsoft - Feb 14 2016 at 6:13am Copy Link
Feb 15 2016 at 1:15am Copy Link
Henry User What is the meaning of "2 months license registration timeframe?" Does this mean that the license is effective only for two months? At the end of that time is the software disabled in some way?
Feb 16 2016 at 3:53am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Henry User, The "2 months license registration timeframe" refers to the fact that the registration code you receive in the receipt email can only be used within 2 months from promotion date to register the application. After those 2 months, the application can no longer be registered using that registration code however if you did register the application within those 2 months, then the application will remain registered.
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 16 2016 at 4:10am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Exactly, the free version for home users can be installed and registered within the next 2 months. After entering the registration-data the software can be time and functionally unlimited use.
abylonsoft - Feb 16 2016 at 4:33am Copy Link
Ricky Rick @Thomas Klabunde

I 100% agree with Sam User:

I also want no part whatsoever of "FacKebook (not a typo), Twitter, and Google Plus links" ...

1). Have they been taken out of the program?
2). Has the "button" color problem been fixed?

Feb 16 2016 at 5:59am Copy Link
jman Download, installation and registration all went smoothly. Running Win10 x 64.

This a nice little program that I have used before. Has a clear GUI, is simple to use, cleans the data quickly and easily.

Thank you Abylon and BDJ!
Feb 16 2016 at 6:57am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Hi

@Ricky Rick:
In our application are no active elements to interact with social media such as Facebook or Twitter. We also do not collect behavioral data of the user. Our software is free of adware, spyware or other modules, with that many other developer make money.
A connection to the Internet is only in the update check or calling the help or the social media buttons. Because your (?) suggestion we have moved the buttons from the Gui in the help menu.

@jboy: thx
abylonsoft - Feb 16 2016 at 8:04am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! abylonsoft has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 17 2016 at 12:11am Copy Link
Nigel Brewster This is really good and helpful for me, but what's the difference between this free one and the paid versions? I don't read German and it doesn't say that I can see, is the pad one a professional version which would be better.

Thanks in advance.
Feb 17 2016 at 6:07am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Hi Nigel,
the different between the free and paid version is:

only private || private and commercial

2. Update Discount:
up to 60% || up to 90%

3. Support
contact-form || contact-form+email (preferred)

The functionality is the same between the free and paid version!
In addition, the small fee paid version can be seen as support for the further development. :-)
abylonsoft - Feb 17 2016 at 7:12am Copy Link
Ricky Rick @ Thomas Klabunde

You said: "In our application are no active elements to interact with social media such as Facebook or Twitter."

I'm not trying to give you a hard time here - but - if there are no ACTIVE elements to be able to INTERACT (in other words non-functional) with FaceBook, Twitter or Google ... then why even have exposure for those social garbage-invasion of privacy companies to be seen "anywhere" in your program?

Your program is supposed to be for removing EXIF Data. And since you make no money like other developers who include ACTIVE ELEMENTS for Twitter, FaceBook etc. doesn't make sense to have them mixed-in with your program.

As far as I understand - FaceBook automatically removes EXIF Data from photos that are uploaded. So - your program would not be necessary anyway for people who already have FaceBook Accounts.

You also said: " Because your (?) suggestion we have moved the buttons from the Gui in the help menu." --- My question is: Why not REMOVE them completely from your program (?) seeing that they are not functional to EXIF anyway. To me it doesn't make sense at all to keep things in a program that have no function other than to advertise them for some reason.

Thanks for your patience,
Feb 17 2016 at 7:40am Copy Link
Nigel Brewster Thanks Thomas, I bought the 3 licences, a great price for an important program for me.
Feb 17 2016 at 8:12am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Hi Rick Rick,
I think through my inadequate English not all comments come as over how I meant it. Therefore, I will not go into all details well.

Links to Facebook, ... are not "active" elements. These are offered by us primarily to contact reasons. In addition, we use these channels also to draw attention to our other products. Today unfortunately no one can do without advertising. However, we put these extremely sparingly.

By "active" elements I rather meant adware or spyware.

Of course, it is also true that Facebook deletes the meta tags. Whether Facebook will assess them before deletion, however, written in the stars.

Deleting the meta tags can be useful in many cases, not mur in social media ...

Your last paragraph I do not understand.
abylonsoft - Feb 17 2016 at 11:13am Copy Link
Ricky Rick @ Thomas Klabunde

When you said that links to Facebook and Twitter are NOT active elements - I understood that to mean that if the Icon for either was clicked-on that it would not take a person to either Facebook or Twitter websites.

However - when I clicked the Icons for both - they did take me to both websites. However - I see that those links are for advertising your products on Facebook and Twitter.

If you want "ME" and many, many, many Tens of thousands of other people who will NEVER-EVER have a Facebook or Twitter or any other social media account -- it would be in your best interest to offer people a subscription to a monthly newsletter.

I would happily and gladly signup for a monthly newsletter that talks about your products and updates to products as I'm sure many other people would.

My suggestion. Take the Twitter and Facebook links out of EXIF and instead put a link so people could signup for a monthly newsletter that YOU email out - instead of forcing people to go to Facebook and Twitter which countless people absolutely do not like and will have nothing to do with them (them - meaning - Facebook and Twitter).

I for one will never again go to the Facebook or Twitter links in your EXIF program to learn about your other software. You will therefore lose sales from me for your other products. And you will also lose sales from countless other people as well.

Since your English is not so good - and you want to sell to and communicate with Americans and other English speaking people - perhaps you need a translator (a person who is fluent in both German and American English to help you out.)

All the best (and no disrespect intended just in case I came across that way in any of my posts).

All the best,
Feb 17 2016 at 12:32pm Copy Link
Nigel Brewster Ricky that is just bizarre idea. I don't know which businesses you deal with but by them comments you just made, you never buy anything of the net? Your on here which contradicts your statement.
Your right that many people don't want to be on social media and that fine and maybe a newsletter is not a bad thing for you and other people who may never use it.

To say that to take it out of a program is ridiculous.

Feb 17 2016 at 1:19pm Copy Link
Ricky Rick @ Nigel

I don't see how being at BDJ contradicts anything I said. You misunderstand what I am saying to the software developer. Perhaps you did not read ALL my back and forth posts with him. HE speaks German as a first language and has a hard time putting "some" things properly in English.

Since he doesn't properly comprehend some of what I'm saying - part of his replies to me do not exactly make sense either and I was not exactly sure of what he meant by what he said.

And BTW I see you need help with YOUR English, too. Two times you said "your" when it should have been spelled "you're" aka "you are".

You also said: "by them comments". That is improper English, Nigel. It should be: "by your comments" or "by those comments" -- not "them" comments.

Since it would seem you also don't have a good grasp on proper spelling and grammar - I can see why you don't comprehend what I am saying to the developer. Perhaps English is not your first language either. And no - I am not trying to be a wise guy by what I said to you. Just pointing out the facts.

As for not buying anything on the net. I spend at a minimum $8,000 USD on the net every year - and usually a whole lot more.

About $3,000 of that money is spent on software. I only spend a teeny-weeny bit of that money here on BDJ for software. The rest is spent directly with the software developers themselves. I probably spend more on software - and test more software in 1 week than you do in 5 years.

I will not comment any further on this matter.

All the best to you, Nigel.

Feb 17 2016 at 4:39pm Copy Link
Nigel Brewster Ricky, I'll ignore most of your comments, "your not trying to be a wise guy" that's good because you failed. Your just been obnoxious and quite frankly rude to the vendor. Either use the product or don't, on a very silly issue your making mountains out of nothing.

So you think that you test more software than me in a week than I do in 5 years do you, haha. I can program fluently in 4 languages and can get by in another 7, so I think not.

Feb 18 2016 at 12:13am Copy Link
Patryk Kowalski Danke schön Abylonsoft. This is a very good program. Useful for any photographer who demands a little bit of privacy. I recommend also free alternative with a few additional extra features. Russian Exif Pilot from Two Pilots, you can clear the meta data, but can also edit or enter some new metadata like GPS.
Nov 4 2016 at 1:54am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Hi Patryk Kowalski,
Thanks for the praise. At the moment it is still a "cleaner". However, we are already thinking about the direction in which we are developing the software. Suggestions are always welcome.
abylonsoft - Nov 4 2016 at 2:42am Copy Link
Kandilce I have a problem, Registration Code not arrived by email, i have resend it twice?!
Nov 4 2016 at 4:25am Copy Link
Serious Noize After 3 attempts I finally got the registration code. But the registration code when trying to activate says - The registry data is wrong and it will only be active for 30 days. I am copying and pasting the information and made sure no extra spaces are in the code, it's just not working.
Nov 4 2016 at 7:35am Copy Link
M User abylon, get your stuff right please.

With every start I get the 'no drive in station'-dialog!! I must click ten times before this disapear.
So, I uninstall with Revo Pro ... still that error!! Every time!!
Now, after I uninstalled with Revo, there was no need for reiunpuit the license key. Is this normal??? So, the uninstall procedure is not ok.

And now, mister softmaker?
Nov 4 2016 at 12:15pm Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Hi,
we use the default image directory of Windows. In Windows 10, it is a known and widespread problem that a defect occurs in the data structure. However, this is not in our power.

Maybe you look here:

Otherwise, a normal uninstallation of our software with the included uninstallation routine or via the Windows system control is possible. I would not recommend third-party programs.
abylonsoft - Nov 4 2016 at 2:00pm Copy Link
fallen User 2 mos. only?
Nov 4 2016 at 2:33pm Copy Link
Que La @Kandilce, I have re-sent your receipt email
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 4 2016 at 3:49pm Copy Link
Dan Amiel Just purchased the personal license. It can read ALL the Metadata, even XMP details, and vlank it all. Works fast, works great. Go for it.
Nov 4 2016 at 3:56pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Daniel ., I am sorry about the issue. It is fixed now. You may participate in the promotion by pressing the Get It For Free button at the top.
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 9 2017 at 2:36am Copy Link
Craig User Hi,
Failed to download for some reason. Wont let me download it at all now from your site. Any ideas guys ?
Feb 9 2017 at 8:15am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Hi Craig,
please try it again.

In case of problems, please post it....
abylonsoft - Feb 9 2017 at 10:10am Copy Link
Craig User Hi Thomas,

Just keeps saying it has already been downloaded and users are only allowed one download. Yet the original download failed and i dont have file to retry.
Feb 9 2017 at 11:17am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Craig User, I just sent you an email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 9 2017 at 1:48pm Copy Link
BJ User Does the program continue to work after two months?
Feb 9 2017 at 3:46pm Copy Link
Mystic Nice program, thank you!
Sep 7 2017 at 6:07am Copy Link
William Henry Does this program remove the EXIF information permanently, like the Properties option in Windows Explorer, where "Remove Properties and Personal Information" is on the Details tab?
Sep 7 2017 at 7:13am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Hi William Henry,
Yes, our software abylon EXIF-CLEANER removes the EXIF information and other meta data (XMP and IPTC format) permanently.
abylonsoft - Sep 7 2017 at 8:42am Copy Link
James User does exif-cleaner only remove exif data from .jpg photos?
Feb 18 2020 at 7:34am Copy Link
Thomas Klabunde Hi James, yes, the Exif-Cleaner deletes EXIF, XMP and IPTC data on JPG-images!
abylonsoft - Feb 18 2020 at 8:42am Copy Link

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