How to remove metadata

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cowboymug
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How to remove metadata

Post by cowboymug »

In the tutorial I'm given, there is an option edit - metadata - remove all metadata.

Whereas when I use it, I can't see metadata under edit.

Screenshots of both included.
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Re: How to remove metadata

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cowboymug wrote: Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:23 am In the tutorial I'm given, there is an option edit - metadata - remove all metadata.

Whereas when I use it, I can't see metadata under edit.

Screenshots of both included.
The top screenshot shows XnView MP, the lower screenshot XnView Classic...

I don't use metadata myself, but possibly that option is in a different location or hasn't been added to 'MP yet?
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Re: How to remove metadata

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Does anyone know how to remove metadata on MP?

Maybe IPTC/XMP is metadata?
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Re: How to remove metadata

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cowboymug wrote: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:54 am Does anyone know how to remove metadata on MP?

Maybe IPTC/XMP is metadata?
I'm pretty sure it is, so seems to be just a different interface...

You should be able to confirm with a simple test, but:

**Always test with copies of files!** :wink:
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Re: How to remove metadata

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XnViewMP :
Tools, metadata, clean ...

XnView 2.42 (Windows)
Edit, Metadata, Clean ...
gendalf
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Re: How to remove metadata

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I don't see this option. The batch convert settings of format (save iptc exif xmp) aren't clearing it either.
The only way is to export with "remove all metadata" ticked, which is ok for a couple of files, but gets annoying quickly for 3+.
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Re: How to remove metadata

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You have to select the image(s) in the browser view. That menu item is missing when displaying a single image.
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Re: How to remove metadata

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Any chance this could be added to Viewer, not only to Browser, please? I spent a few minutes wondering and googling how to remove metadata in XnView MP until I found out I must exit the Viewer to see the menu item in Browser.

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Re: How to remove metadata

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ok, i'll add a 'clean metadata' in edit mode
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Re: How to remove metadata

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michel038 wrote: Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:50 pm XnViewMP :
Tools, metadata, clean ...

XnView 2.42 (Windows)
Edit, Metadata, Clean ...
XnView MP Windows
Version 1.0 64bits (Apr 28 2022)
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There is no metadata menu at all.. There are options to edit exif or iptc but no option to remove.
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Re: How to remove metadata

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xnview wrote: Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:31 am ok, i'll add a 'clean metadata' in edit mode
We will have to wait for the next version

When you open a photo by double-clicking, you enter "edit mode" and the function is not accessible.
Stay in the "Browser" tab, select thumbnails, and then you can access the menus.
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Re: How to remove metadata

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See issue for current status and some details.
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Re: How to remove metadata

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xnview wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 8:01 am See issue for current status and some details.
I have suggestion and potential bugreport for this realization.