"Erase locations from your photos"
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Erase locations from your photos
One of the cool benefits of taking photos on a smartphone instead of a traditional camera is that the photos are embedded with a GPS location of where you're photo was taken.
It's great if you want to create a map of where you've been or you want to quickly tag your photo on Instagram or Four Square.
But what if you want to photograph a location you'd like to keep secret, like your home.
Well, I'm gonna show you how to strip the GPS location off the photos you take with your smartphone so that you can share them online without announcing your location
First off, know that you can globally disable location embedding on your smartphone if you just don't see any upside to it.
On the iPhone, you can go into Settings > Privacy > Location Services, and either shut it all down.
Or just switch off the camera.
Most people at least like to keep location running for use in navigation apps like maps.
On Android it can differ slightly from phone to phone, but you can try going into settings and then location and then turning it off.
On the HDC1 here you can also manage the camera app specifically by going to the camera settings and un checking the box for geotag photos.
So how can you verify that a photo taken with your phone doesn't have any hidden GPS data on it that could give away your location?
Koredoko ois a free app that you can get for both the iPhone and Android.
And it lets you view the location data within your photos to see it on a map.
From here you can delete the data and save the photo as a new file to your camera.
For iPhone users there's a slightly more polished app called deGeo.
It's 1.99 and pulls the same trick as Koredoko only you can select multiple images and you can share the untagged images directly to connected services such as Flickr or Facebook.
So next time you want to share a photo you took around your home without divulging its precise location to every burglar and weirdo in the world.
Now you know how to strip the GPS data off your photos.