Clean Metadata Function

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ketty
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Clean Metadata Function

Post by ketty »

Hey all

I’d like to clean the metadata in my photos, as best as possible.

I see the ‘clean’ function has various options but I am unable find any documentation on what they do.

I think the only metadata I’m interested in is; exif data taken, keywords (all photos have been tagged with XMP and IPTC keywords so I could possibly get rid of one set), rotation flag (not sure of this is required), camera make and model.

All my photos are jpgs and are named as per the exif date taken.

I’m not a professional photographer, just a regular guy with lots of photos. I have an undiagnosed case of ‘digital ocd’ so need for the files to be lean and clean!

What can safely be cleaned?

Cheers
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Re: Clean Metadata Function

Post by xnview »

all metadatas, what is your purpose?
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ketty
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Re: Clean Metadata Function

Post by ketty »

Just to have clean, uniform jpgs.

I don’t make edits to them, I just add keywords so want to keep the bare minimum.