Remove sensitive data and more...

Version 1.5 - feb 2019
'MetaCleaner for Imagefiles' is a free and easy tool to remove hidden meta data in pictures.

Modern cameras, phones and also image software are writing a lot of 'extra-data' into your pictures. This meta data is often unnecessary (if you're not a professional photographer). These bytes contain information about your camera or phone model, location, time, the app you used, the hardware and system you used and much more. MetaCleaner was created to cut off this huge data block. It can reduce the file size of your photos massivly.

To make it short

Meta data could contain sensitive and sometimes privat information about you and your device usage. Hidden data that you may not want to share with others or services on the Internet. In most cases, this data block is larger than the pure image part.

Social networks and other web services are reading and using this informations to tag you, identify you and of course for their daily spam. After these server driven programs had read out all needed meta content, your image will be recompressed before shown in your posts. Some devices produce a huge load of meta content which then doubles or triples the file size.

Not always the camera

The more programs and apps you use to work on an image file, the more you blow up its file size. Most image software adds it's own data into your files including informations about your system and hardware.

Quick and easy to use

MetaCleaner was developed for everyone. It's free and comes with a simple user interface. There's not much to do wrong. Just load your image files to a list, maybe add a copyright text which will then be added to all pictures in your list, adjust output quality and size and click 'start cleaning'.

The app will ask you where to store the cleaned image files. After selecting the output folder the cleaner module works through your image list - file by file, removing meta data, writing your copyright, recompressing and resizing all files.

Add a copyright line:
If you activate the checkbox 'Copyright Text', a text input appears at the bottom of the image preview. Scroll down the image preview if your selected image is too large for your screen. The text you type into the copyright box will be added to all images in your list as soon as the cleaning process starts.

You can also add some experimental image effects... just for the case ;-)
The program will give you advise (hopefully all errors are catched now) if you forgot to add files and some other things. The black text area on the upper left shows a log where all current propram actions are listed.

No installation needed

Just unpack the zip-file (right click > unzip package) and put the executeable file on your desktop or somewhere on your harddisk. Maybe right-click the exe-file and choose 'add to start-menu' to have a direct link. The first start up could take a few seconds so don't be confused.

'MetaCleaner for Imagefiles' is free of ads and commercials. It doesn't need an internet connection to work, nor does it send any informations about your system... so it's up to you, to look for updates in some time. :-)

MetaCleaner for Imagefiles (c)2012/2019 / Freeware
System: Windows 7, 8, 10 / min .NET 2.0*

RST software tests include the installation of the MSI package (if installation is needed), the use of all functions and the clean uninstall. Despite many tests, I can't guarantee that our software is absolutely perfect and free of bugs. The software was developed in .NET, a possible Error in the hardest case would abort the program. If this happens, please send the error message and/or informations to (support [a.] ravee eu) Thank you in advance.

* The software provided on this side was NOT tested with WindowsXP und Vista!

The distribution of the software via chargeable systems and bundling into other packages is prohibited without permission from Ravee®.