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Old Feb 15, 2003, 7:48 PM   #1
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Default JPG EXIF data saved from Fuji S602 - How do I remove it ?

HI folks,

I am wanting to strip off all the EXIF data from photographs taken with my Fuji S602. The reason for this is that I want to upload the images after editing to the web and am finding that this extra data is adding between 10 and 20k per image

I have tried using EXIFER which removes most of it (although it leaves the EXIF AUDIO data). The only sure fire way to do it is to either use the Save For Web option in Photoshop 7 or to convert the files to BMP format, edit them and save into JPG format.

Can anyone help, and does the software that comes with the camera (which I dont use) do this for me ?

I only installed the XP driver so I could just copy across as my system can by flaky so I didnt bother to install the FinePix stuff.

Many thanks,

Rikki

*EDIT*

PS: Looking at a JPG thats been into Photoshop and back out again in a hex editor shows this kinda of XML stuff being added :

Code:
<?adobe-xap-filters esc="CR"?>
<x:xapmeta xmlns:x='adobe:ns:meta/' x:xaptk='XMP toolkit 2.8.2-33, framework 1.5'>
<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf='http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#' xmlns:iX='http://ns.adobe.com/iX/1.0/'>

 <rdf:Description about='uuid:f8f1ab41-415a-11d7-a543-b16db8033937'
  xmlns:photoshop='http://ns.adobe.com/photoshop/1.0/'>
  <!-- photoshop:Copyright is aliased -->
 </rdf:Description>

 <rdf:Description about='uuid:f8f1ab41-415a-11d7-a543-b16db8033937'
  xmlns:xapMM='http://ns.adobe.com/xap/1.0/mm/'>
  <xapMM:DocumentID>adobe:docid:photoshop:87620519-415a-11d7-a543-b16db8033937</xapMM:DocumentID>
 </rdf:Description>

 <rdf:Description about='uuid:f8f1ab41-415a-11d7-a543-b16db8033937'
  xmlns:xapRights='http://ns.adobe.com/xap/1.0/rights/'>
  <!-- xapRights:Copyright is aliased -->
 </rdf:Description>

 <rdf:Description about='uuid:f8f1ab41-415a-11d7-a543-b16db8033937'
  xmlns:dc='http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/'>
  <dc:rights>
   <rdf:Alt>
    <rdf:li xml:lang='x-default'>    </rdf:li>
   </rdf:Alt>
  </dc:rights>
 </rdf:Description>

</rdf:RDF>
</x:xapmeta>
I'll be wanting rid of all that too if possible.
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Old Feb 16, 2003, 3:02 AM   #2
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Can't help on the XML stuff. If you run your pics into older version editors (MS Paint? PhotoImpact 4/5, ACDsee pre V 4) they all strip off the EXIF header on a re-save - something we all used to complain about!

Also, if you save first as a TIFF or BMP, then re-import and save as a JPEG I think that does the trick as well. Again if you save in these uncompressed formats first, and use something other than PS to import and save as a JPEG, I can't believe this Adobe stuff will stay preserved in the file.
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Old Feb 16, 2003, 7:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

That was what I was thinking (convert to BMP which hold no information, TIFF does store some settings internally).

Only worry is as my original images as JPGs are 2.5mb each most of the time the uncompressed BMP version saves out as 18mb each! So on my 256mb card that I would end up with 2gigs of BMP files LOL.

I dont really want to do my edits in JPG, then save as BMP/TIFF then resave as JPG due to the lossy compression used.

Any more ideas ?
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Old Feb 16, 2003, 7:32 AM   #4
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There is a god LOL.

I Google'd for lots of different things "delete exif / remove exif / strip exif" etc and eventually found a link to this program :

http://photothumb.com/metastripper/

And it works an absolute treat! No more 20k thumbnails and no image quality loss

R.
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Only worry is as my original images as JPGs are 2.5mb each most of the time the uncompressed BMP version saves out as 18mb each! So on my 256mb card that I would end up with 2gigs of BMP files LOL.
You found a good link anyway. Perhaps you misunderstood me, you convert a file at a time from the JPEGS already transferrred to your HD - to TIFF/BMP, open the TIFF/BMP, re-save as a JPG then delete the TIFF/BMP.

I wonder if the PS S/no's are in the JPEG files as well?
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Only worry is as my original images as JPGs are 2.5mb each most of the time the uncompressed BMP version saves out as 18mb each! So on my 256mb card that I would end up with 2gigs of BMP files LOL.
You found a good link anyway. Perhaps you misunderstood me, you convert a file at a time from the JPEGS already transferrred to your HD - to TIFF/BMP, open the TIFF/BMP, re-save as a JPG then delete the TIFF/BMP.

I wonder if the PS S/no's are in the JPEG files as well?
I follow now LOL. Its a bit longwinded when Im editing license plates out of 100-300 photos at a time though

Using the MetaStripper and Exifer together seems to be working well so fingers cross that is the end of it
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