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A big-hammer approach is jhead's -purejpg option, which, according to the documentation: Deletes all JPEG sections that aren’t necessary for rendering the image. Strips any metadata that various applications may have left in the image. This is a cross-platform (Mac, Linux, Windows) command-line program. For example, if you want to remove metadata ...
I use jpegoptim for stripping metadata: jpegoptim --strip-all filename You could also open the image with Gimp and save it without the metadata.
Exiftool is able to do this using the -ALL= (see the linked documentation). You can apply better control on this, however, and I would recommend that instead of just deleting all metadata. If you're looking to remove the location information, for example, just use some pattern matching.
Save the thumbnail first: exiftool -b -ThumbnailImage destination_image.jpg > destination_thumbnail.jpg Then mess with all the metadata (copy from source, write into destination), and meanwhile destroy the destination thumbnail, no problem. E.g. exiftool -tagsFromFile source_image.jpg -XMP:All= -ThumbnailImage= -m destination_image.jpg Note that ...
Recent versions of Windows (Vista, 7, or 8) can search some EXIF/XMP/IPTC tags as standard. Just use the usual search tool. ie open a folder, then type something in the search box in the top corner. It will show any image that matches that text in the title or keywords etc. By default it will also search any subfolders. Note you can do more advanced ...
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