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Remove metadata and EXIF from image attachments

  1. Shane Gowland
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    I found that high quality photos on my blog (in some instances) contained over 300kb of metadata and EXIF data that could be removed by several simple tools. WordPress should give the option of automatically removing junk from .png and .jpg when uploading to your blog so that space and bandwidth is saved.

    The other benefits of "stripped" images is faster page loads and also removal of any information you don't want to share - such as when an image was taken and what kind of camera was used.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  2. Mark
    Member

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    There are loads of other tools that can already do this. I do not think the WordPress core code should be cluttered with something like it. As it says here, "One of the core philosophies of WordPress is to keep the core code as light and fast as possible."

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  3. Qiqobish
    Member

    I agree with Mark. A better approach would be to make a plug-in to do this, or perhaps just to invoke third party tools to preprocess uploaded content. The command line tool of BatchPurifier for example can be used that way to remove JPEG metadata before the photos are published.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  4. andykillen
    Member

    I think it's best in a copyright's sense to leave the metadata alone. Many photographers and image creators use the EXIF as a method of copyrighting. Removing this information makes it a an orphaned copy that is illegal in the sense of DMCA.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  5. Nicolas Chevallier
    Member

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    I agree with andykillen, there are some metadata we can't remove if images are copyright. It can't be automatic.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  6. hit-jeux-gratuits
    Member

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    Yes the automation here would certainly not be a good idea, trust me guys !

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  7. Metadata are really a pain in the a** sometimes, and if it'd automated that would be worst i guess..

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  8. leethompson
    Member

    There is a plugin called smushit that will remove the metadata for you. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-smushit/

    Posted: 1 year ago #

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    This is plugin territory