Removing Exif data using jhead in Linux

I prefer to remove Exif data before uploading images to the web. My main reason is that I dislike the idea of the whole internets getting lat/lon coordinates of where the photo was taken.

jhead is my command-line tool of choice for removing Exif data. It is a powerful tool that can do a lot more than remove Exif data, be sure to check out its man page or the on-line docs for detail. The -autorot feature comes recommended.

Install jhead (instructions for Debian-based Linux flavours like Debian, Ubuntu, Mint or so) :

sudo apt-get install jhead

Remove the Exif data from a specific JPG file:

jhead -purejpg /full/path/if/you/want/filename.jpg

Or on a bunch of jpg files:

jhead -purejpg *.jpg or jhead -purejpg *.JPG

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