Check your metadata!

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by kyteflyer, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    The thing that makes me take that article with a large grain of salt is that it accuses Flickr as being one of the worst offenders.
    But all my metadata is intact on my Flcikr images ...
  2. I also wondered about that. I know that some of my iOS applications strip the metadata (which is why I no longer use some of them) and am thinking perhaps those who complain about stripped metadata might have done it themselves, or been careless. Nonetheless its always worth keeping an eye on it.
  3. Hikari

    Hikari Veteran

    Jan 5, 2013
    Maine, USA
    This is a non-issue. The creator has copyright irrespective of the metadata or not. Metadata does not protect you. Besides, anyone stealing your work can either strip out the metadata or rewrite it. Hold onto that original file.
  4. Always. However, sometimes I want my metadata visible (not the copyright info, the camera and exposure stuff) because sometimes people like to look and see what you did, and what you did it with. It would annoy me if things got stripped. I know why Facebook does it. I dont know that I believe flickr does it. and I don't use twitter, ever, for posting images, so no clue there.
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Some software I use strips it. But I can always find the original with EXIF intact if I need it.
  6. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Exporting an image from Lightroom can be set up to strip metadata with the checking (or is it unchecking) of a single box. Using Save for Web in Photoshop Elements also strips exposure data IIRC.
  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Flickr will store whatever exif data you throw at it. It is your editing or uploading software that is blame if it goes missing when uploading images.
  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Meanwhile, those of us who start from film... :rolleyes::D

    Sent from another Galaxy
  9. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    ... can use exiftool to put all their camera, lens and exposure data into scan jpegs when they upload to flickr :biggrin:
  10. YES! I've only just discovered that :)