SUMMARY: Remove file metadata such as EXIF tags when uploading photos and videos to Facebook, Flickr, Windows Live, or other services via Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011.
When uploading photos via Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 to "the cloud", such as to Facebook, Flickr, or Windows Live, files may have embedded hidden metadata. These details may include the camera manufacturer, snapshot parameters such as the exposure time, or GPS location information. An example is the JPEG format, which may contain EXIF or other metadata.
If you'd rather this information not be published, you may want to use external software to manually remove the information from your files. Or, keep this information in your file copies, but have Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 remove all metadata before publishing:
1. Click the menu button near the top-left of the Gallery window.
2. Select "Options" from the pop-up menu.
Or, just press Alt + F then O.
3. The "Windows Live Photo Gallery Options" dialog box appears. Click the "Publish" tab.
4. Underneath "Publish settings", click the "Remove all file details" radio button. Note that you can click "Include all file details except for the following" and manually check/uncheck detail groups, but as the software warns you, that option may not remove all appropriate metadata.Removing file details when publishing via Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011
5. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.This tip was written regarding Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 Build 15.4.3502.922 running on a Windows Vista system. Features, information, and screenshots for other versions / operating systems may vary.
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