Discussion:
Android app to remove all location data in bulk
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Jim-P
2018-06-17 18:06:00 UTC
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Is there an android app which will remove all GPS location data from all
the photos in a folder?

The EXIF editors I have seen need you to go into an individual photo's EXIF
window and remove the location data for that photo. That is slow.
Alan Browne
2018-06-17 19:27:35 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Is there an android app which will remove all GPS location data from all
the photos in a folder?
The EXIF editors I have seen need you to go into an individual photo's EXIF
window and remove the location data for that photo. That is slow.
For a mess of photos in a given folder exiftool can remove all location
data (and/or other metadata) with a single command line instruction.
Very fast, too.

Say your photos are all in:

/Users/Jim/Pictures/TheRoadTrip

Go to that folder in a terminal window

//this is a Mac or Linux command; in Windows correct as needed.

cd ~/Pictures/TheRoadTrip

exiftool -gps:all= *.jpg

OR

exiftool "-gps*=" *.jpg

use the 2nd one if XMP is being used for location data within the files.

You can use it on raw files too (*.dng, etc.)
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nospam
2018-06-17 19:31:12 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Is there an android app which will remove all GPS location data from all
the photos in a folder?
The EXIF editors I have seen need you to go into an individual photo's EXIF
window and remove the location data for that photo. That is slow.
For a mess of photos in a given folder exiftool can remove all location
data (and/or other metadata) with a single command line instruction.
Very fast, too.
except that won't work particularly well on android, as in not at all.

however, there are android apps that can batch remove exif. a search
finds a bunch.
Alan Browne
2018-06-17 19:59:38 UTC
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Post by Alan Browne
Post by Jim-P
Is there an android app which will remove all GPS location data from all
the photos in a folder?
The EXIF editors I have seen need you to go into an individual photo's EXIF
window and remove the location data for that photo. That is slow.
For a mess of photos in a given folder exiftool can remove all location
data (and/or other metadata) with a single command line instruction.
Very fast, too.
except that won't work particularly well on android, as in not at all.
however, there are android apps that can batch remove exif. a search
finds a bunch.
Assumed he would do it on a PC. Missed the " ...android app" bit.
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"2/3 of Donald Trump's wives were immigrants. Proof that we
need immigrants to do jobs that most Americans wouldn't do."
- unknown protester
Jim-P
2018-06-18 16:31:20 UTC
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Post by Alan Browne
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For a mess of photos in a given folder exiftool can remove all location
data (and/or other metadata) with a single command line instruction.
Very fast, too.
/Users/Jim/Pictures/TheRoadTrip
Go to that folder in a terminal window
//this is a Mac or Linux command; in Windows correct as needed.
cd ~/Pictures/TheRoadTrip
exiftool -gps:all= *.jpg
OR
exiftool "-gps*=" *.jpg
use the 2nd one if XMP is being used for location data within the files.>
You can use it on raw files too (*.dng, etc.)
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.

However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.

There must be a demand for such a thing because Android is very invasive
and shares personal data too readily.
nospam
2018-06-18 17:25:43 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by Alan Browne
exiftool "-gps*=" *.jpg
use the 2nd one if XMP is being used for location data within the files.>
You can use it on raw files too (*.dng, etc.)
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides.

there are third party tools that may have drag and drop and which use
exiftool under the hood.
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.

a search brings up quite a few options.
Post by Jim-P
There must be a demand for such a thing because Android is very invasive
and shares personal data too readily.
those who put a priority on privacy don't use android, for that very
reason.
Whisky-dave
2018-06-19 10:06:27 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
There must be a demand for such a thing because Android is very invasive
and shares personal data too readily.
those who put a priority on privacy don't use android, for that very
reason.
On a financial program I was half listening too, they wwere discussing the differncies between Apple pay and the andriod equivalent.
They said with Andriod the data collected is passed to 3rd parties for analysis and targeted advertising , whereas Apple (although I was unsure as to how it works) pay the CC financial companies real money for the service provided rather than give away your data.
Now as I don't use either system as yet it doesn't worry me paetucually but others it seems value their privacy so maybe this tyope of things should be more widely known about as I hadn't heard how these two systems were impletmented.
If it's true that is.
nospam
2018-06-19 14:46:52 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
There must be a demand for such a thing because Android is very invasive
and shares personal data too readily.
those who put a priority on privacy don't use android, for that very
reason.
On a financial program I was half listening too, they wwere discussing the
differncies between Apple pay and the andriod equivalent.
They said with Andriod the data collected is passed to 3rd parties for
analysis and targeted advertising , whereas Apple (although I was unsure as
to how it works) pay the CC financial companies real money for the service
provided rather than give away your data.
Now as I don't use either system as yet it doesn't worry me paetucually but
others it seems value their privacy so maybe this tyope of things should be
more widely known about as I hadn't heard how these two systems were
impletmented.
If it's true that is.
mostly true

apple is just a conduit to process the transaction between the bank and
the merchant, and they have repeatedly stated they do *not* want nor
keep purchase data.

google, being in the advertising business, tracks what you buy and uses
it to better target ads.

also keep in mind that the card issuer knows what you buy and where you
buy it and does monetize your buying habits. they've been doing that
for *years*, long before there was an apple/google pay.

stores also track it, although they may not always know your name. for
instance, the coupons on the back of the receipt are based on what you
bought previously.
Jim-P
2018-06-24 15:37:21 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by Alan Browne
exiftool "-gps*=" *.jpg
use the 2nd one if XMP is being used for location data within the files.>
You can use it on raw files too (*.dng, etc.)
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides.
If you create a shortcut to "exiftool(-k).exe" then you can drag and drop
your jpg files onto it and it will report the values in a window. I have a
shortcut to Exiftool in my Windows taskbar to do this.
Post by nospam
there are third party tools that may have drag and drop and which use
exiftool under the hood.
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for. Why would I waste my time asking here if I could find apps for
myself more quickly than it takes to write a message?
Post by nospam
a search brings up quite a few options.
I think you are referring to something other than what I am looking for. I
posted: Is there an android app which will remove all GPS location data
from all the photos in a folder? The EXIF editors I have seen need you to
go into an individual photo's EXIF window and remove the location data for
that photo.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
There must be a demand for such a thing because Android is very invasive
and shares personal data too readily.
those who put a priority on privacy don't use android, for that very
reason.
nospam
2018-06-24 16:15:36 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by Alan Browne
exiftool "-gps*=" *.jpg
use the 2nd one if XMP is being used for location data within the files.>
You can use it on raw files too (*.dng, etc.)
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides.
If you create a shortcut to "exiftool(-k).exe" then you can drag and drop
your jpg files onto it and it will report the values in a window. I have a
shortcut to Exiftool in my Windows taskbar to do this.
that's a wrapper around exiftool which provides a window and drag/drop.
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
there are third party tools that may have drag and drop and which use
exiftool under the hood.
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Post by Jim-P
Why would I waste my time asking here if I could find apps for
myself more quickly than it takes to write a message?
because it's easier to have other people do the work.
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
a search brings up quite a few options.
I think you are referring to something other than what I am looking for. I
posted: Is there an android app which will remove all GPS location data
from all the photos in a folder? The EXIF editors I have seen need you to
go into an individual photo's EXIF window and remove the location data for
that photo.
some might, while others can process a batch.

however, doing that on an android device is not ideal.
Jim-P
2018-06-24 19:35:22 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by Alan Browne
exiftool "-gps*=" *.jpg
use the 2nd one if XMP is being used for location data within the files.>
You can use it on raw files too (*.dng, etc.)
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides.
If you create a shortcut to "exiftool(-k).exe" then you can drag and drop
your jpg files onto it and it will report the values in a window. I have a
shortcut to Exiftool in my Windows taskbar to do this.
that's a wrapper around exiftool which provides a window and drag/drop.
It was incorrect to say " exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has
no drag and drop capability" because the wrapper facility is provided by
Exiftool. The web site says:

"drag-and-drop files and folders to run exiftool on the selected files"
https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
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Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
there are third party tools that may have drag and drop and which use
exiftool under the hood.
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Post by Jim-P
Why would I waste my time asking here if I could find apps for
myself more quickly than it takes to write a message?
because it's easier to have other people do the work.
You are incorrect. I can't find such an app. Please stop trying to
pretend I can and claiming it is laziness which makes me ask.

On the other hand you didn't manage to check drag and drop on Phil Harvey's
Exiftool site because the info is there in plain sight and I don't know
what you put that down to.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
a search brings up quite a few options.
I think you are referring to something other than what I am looking for. I
posted: Is there an android app which will remove all GPS location data
from all the photos in a folder? The EXIF editors I have seen need you to
go into an individual photo's EXIF window and remove the location data for
that photo.
some might, while others can process a batch.
however, doing that on an android device is not ideal.
nospam
2018-06-24 20:22:03 UTC
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Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides.
If you create a shortcut to "exiftool(-k).exe" then you can drag and drop
your jpg files onto it and it will report the values in a window. I have a
shortcut to Exiftool in my Windows taskbar to do this.
that's a wrapper around exiftool which provides a window and drag/drop.
It was incorrect to say " exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has
no drag and drop capability" because the wrapper facility is provided by
Exiftool.
it's not incorrect.

exiftool is command line tool that's written in perl. it knows nothing
about drag/drop or guis. it's also cross platform.

the wrapper can be provided by anyone and adds support for a specific
platform, which in this case is a windows .exe that also supports
drag/drop, and because windows doesn't normally have perl, he had to
remove the perl dependency.

there is also a mac .dmg, which is a disk image, inside which is an
installer to install exiftool in /usr/local/bin. there is no native mac
app, nor is one needed, since perl is standard on mac os and exiftool
can be accessed directly via terminal, which already has drag/drop.
there is also no need to use his installer either. that's merely a
convenience.
Post by Jim-P
"drag-and-drop files and folders to run exiftool on the selected files"
https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
that's only with the .exe version.
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
there are third party tools that may have drag and drop and which use
exiftool under the hood.
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Post by Jim-P
Why would I waste my time asking here if I could find apps for
myself more quickly than it takes to write a message?
because it's easier to have other people do the work.
You are incorrect. I can't find such an app. Please stop trying to
pretend I can and claiming it is laziness which makes me ask.
then you're searching for the wrong things, or more likely, not
searching at all.

whenever someone claims they searched and can't find anything, it
invariably means they can't be bothered to do it themselves.

this is particularly true when the results they supposedly can't find
are in the first few hits, which is the case here.

not only do such apps exist, but you can also disable location tagging
prior to taking the photos.
Post by Jim-P
On the other hand you didn't manage to check drag and drop on Phil Harvey's
Exiftool site because the info is there in plain sight and I don't know
what you put that down to.
once again, exiftool is a command line tool and has no notion of
drag/drop. period.

the .exe is what adds the gui and drag/drop. two separate things,
bundled together.

there are also a wealth of third party apps that use exiftool
internally and provide all sorts of additional functionality.
Jim-P
2018-06-24 21:35:26 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides.
If you create a shortcut to "exiftool(-k).exe" then you can drag and drop
your jpg files onto it and it will report the values in a window. I have a
shortcut to Exiftool in my Windows taskbar to do this.
that's a wrapper around exiftool which provides a window and drag/drop.
It was incorrect to say " exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has
no drag and drop capability" because the wrapper facility is provided by
Exiftool.
it's not incorrect.
exiftool is command line tool that's written in perl. it knows nothing
about drag/drop or guis. it's also cross platform.
the wrapper can be provided by anyone and adds support for a specific
platform, which in this case is a windows .exe that also supports
drag/drop, and because windows doesn't normally have perl, he had to
remove the perl dependency.
there is also a mac .dmg, which is a disk image, inside which is an
installer to install exiftool in /usr/local/bin. there is no native mac
app, nor is one needed, since perl is standard on mac os and exiftool
can be accessed directly via terminal, which already has drag/drop.
there is also no need to use his installer either. that's merely a
convenience.
Post by Jim-P
"drag-and-drop files and folders to run exiftool on the selected files"
https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
that's only with the .exe version.
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
there are third party tools that may have drag and drop and which use
exiftool under the hood.
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Post by Jim-P
Why would I waste my time asking here if I could find apps for
myself more quickly than it takes to write a message?
because it's easier to have other people do the work.
You are incorrect. I can't find such an app. Please stop trying to
pretend I can and claiming it is laziness which makes me ask.
then you're searching for the wrong things, or more likely, not
searching at all.
whenever someone claims they searched and can't find anything, it
invariably means they can't be bothered to do it themselves.
this is particularly true when the results they supposedly can't find
are in the first few hits, which is the case here.
not only do such apps exist, but you can also disable location tagging
prior to taking the photos.
Post by Jim-P
On the other hand you didn't manage to check drag and drop on Phil Harvey's
Exiftool site because the info is there in plain sight and I don't know
what you put that down to.
once again, exiftool is a command line tool and has no notion of
drag/drop. period.
the .exe is what adds the gui and drag/drop. two separate things,
bundled together.
there are also a wealth of third party apps that use exiftool
internally and provide all sorts of additional functionality.
Exiftool is not conyl a command line tool. It is at heart a command line
tool but I defer to the author who I have already quoted you as saying
"drag-and-drop files and folders to run exiftool on the selected files".

Note "Exiftool". Note "drag and drop".

If you think Phil Harbey is wrong or writes unclear English then send him
an email and tell him your views.

Despite your objection, I was correct to write: "I have many Windows tools
which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool which I like for its drag
and drop option".

If you can't help me find an app to do a bulk EXIF delete then please don't
feel obliged to answer my request. Please don't make claims about what I
bothered to do when you are guessing. Maybe I'm crap at searching but I
did search and did so many times and on various days and also installed
various candidate apps, so you have no grounds to tell me I didn't search.

I suspect such a feature doesn't exist because maybe Android users would
only rarely wish to cleanse all their pictures of EXIF data. My need
arises because I am starting to use my smartphone camera and took all the
early pictures with embedded location data.
nospam
2018-06-24 22:28:53 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
On the other hand you didn't manage to check drag and drop on Phil Harvey's
Exiftool site because the info is there in plain sight and I don't know
what you put that down to.
once again, exiftool is a command line tool and has no notion of
drag/drop. period.
the .exe is what adds the gui and drag/drop. two separate things,
bundled together.
there are also a wealth of third party apps that use exiftool
internally and provide all sorts of additional functionality.
Exiftool is not conyl a command line tool. It is at heart a command line
tool but I defer to the author who I have already quoted you as saying
"drag-and-drop files and folders to run exiftool on the selected files".
exiftool absolutely is a command line tool but is used in non-cli apps.

he is talking about the windows executable, which only exists because
windows lacks perl.
Post by Jim-P
Note "Exiftool". Note "drag and drop".
If you think Phil Harbey is wrong or writes unclear English then send him
an email and tell him your views.
phil isn't wrong. you are.

you also refuse to learn about what exiftool actually is and what it
can do. you're also blind to anything other than windows.
Post by Jim-P
Despite your objection, I was correct to write: "I have many Windows tools
which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool which I like for its drag
and drop option".
no you were not correct, because exiftool does not have drag/drop, nor
can it, for reasons already explained.

there is a windows *version* that does, which wraps exiftool, but that
only works on windows and was created because windows cannot be
guaranteed to have perl.
Post by Jim-P
If you can't help me find an app to do a bulk EXIF delete then please don't
feel obliged to answer my request. Please don't make claims about what I
bothered to do when you are guessing. Maybe I'm crap at searching but I
did search and did so many times and on various days and also installed
various candidate apps, so you have no grounds to tell me I didn't search.
bullshit.

you might have done a quick query, but that's about it.

try changing the query terms to obtain better results. repeat until you
get what you seek.

learning how to find stuff online is an incredibly good skill to have,
and it's something that comes with experience.

and no, i'm not going to spoon feed you.
Post by Jim-P
I suspect such a feature doesn't exist because maybe Android users would
only rarely wish to cleanse all their pictures of EXIF data.
it exists.

it's also the wrong tool for the job, but if you insist on doing it on
android, it can be done.
Post by Jim-P
My need
arises because I am starting to use my smartphone camera and took all the
early pictures with embedded location data.
then disable location tagging, which i already mentioned.
Carlos E.R.
2018-06-25 01:46:56 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
If you can't help me find an app to do a bulk EXIF delete then please don't
feel obliged to answer my request. Please don't make claims about what I
bothered to do when you are guessing. Maybe I'm crap at searching but I
did search and did so many times and on various days and also installed
various candidate apps, so you have no grounds to tell me I didn't search.
bullshit.
you might have done a quick query, but that's about it.
try changing the query terms to obtain better results. repeat until you
get what you seek.
learning how to find stuff online is an incredibly good skill to have,
and it's something that comes with experience.
and no, i'm not going to spoon feed you.
Bullshit. You have no idea of the question asked, so you fly. Name one
app that does what the OP asked, or go away.

You claim those tools exist: so YOU name them.
--
Cheers, Carlos.
nospam
2018-06-25 03:00:26 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
If you can't help me find an app to do a bulk EXIF delete then please don't
feel obliged to answer my request. Please don't make claims about what I
bothered to do when you are guessing. Maybe I'm crap at searching but I
did search and did so many times and on various days and also installed
various candidate apps, so you have no grounds to tell me I didn't search.
bullshit.
you might have done a quick query, but that's about it.
try changing the query terms to obtain better results. repeat until you
get what you seek.
learning how to find stuff online is an incredibly good skill to have,
and it's something that comes with experience.
and no, i'm not going to spoon feed you.
Bullshit. You have no idea of the question asked, so you fly.
bullshit right back. i know exactly what he wants to do.
Post by Carlos E.R.
Name one
app that does what the OP asked, or go away.
You claim those tools exist: so YOU name them.
i don't do ultimatums.

a proper search will reveal a number of options.

do not give up on the very first query.

change the query terms and you will find what you seek.

in fact, searching on how to do searches reveals a wealth of tricks and
techniques. consider it a learning experience on how to search, which
is a very useful skill, and not just for online either.

there are also ways to automate repetitive tasks on android (and ios
for that matter) for yet another solution. that can be a bit more work
than simply using an app which does it in a tap or two, however, it may
offer advantages for a given workflow.

tl;dr - op immediately gave up and copped an attitude.
Carlos E.R.
2018-06-25 10:13:04 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
If you can't help me find an app to do a bulk EXIF delete then please don't
feel obliged to answer my request. Please don't make claims about what I
bothered to do when you are guessing. Maybe I'm crap at searching but I
did search and did so many times and on various days and also installed
various candidate apps, so you have no grounds to tell me I didn't search.
bullshit.
you might have done a quick query, but that's about it.
try changing the query terms to obtain better results. repeat until you
get what you seek.
learning how to find stuff online is an incredibly good skill to have,
and it's something that comes with experience.
and no, i'm not going to spoon feed you.
Bullshit. You have no idea of the question asked, so you fly.
bullshit right back. i know exactly what he wants to do.
Post by Carlos E.R.
Name one
app that does what the OP asked, or go away.
You claim those tools exist: so YOU name them.
i don't do ultimatums.
a proper search will reveal a number of options.
Prove it. He did several searches. As usual, you know nothing about the
subject but claim you know all.
--
Cheers, Carlos.
Jim-P
2018-06-25 12:19:23 UTC
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Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
If you can't help me find an app to do a bulk EXIF delete then please don't
feel obliged to answer my request. Please don't make claims about what I
bothered to do when you are guessing. Maybe I'm crap at searching but I
did search and did so many times and on various days and also installed
various candidate apps, so you have no grounds to tell me I didn't search.
bullshit.
you might have done a quick query, but that's about it.
try changing the query terms to obtain better results. repeat until you
get what you seek.
learning how to find stuff online is an incredibly good skill to have,
and it's something that comes with experience.
and no, i'm not going to spoon feed you.
Bullshit. You have no idea of the question asked, so you fly.
bullshit right back. i know exactly what he wants to do.
Post by Carlos E.R.
Name one
app that does what the OP asked, or go away.
You claim those tools exist: so YOU name them.
i don't do ultimatums.
a proper search will reveal a number of options.
Prove it. He did several searches. As usual, you know nothing about the
subject but claim you know all.
I most certainly did several searches. On different days and with
different search parameters.

Searching with "bulk" seems to be of little value as the Google Play store
search doesn't appear to use it when providing results. The results I got
were for one file at a time. Savageduck kindly suggested PhotoExif Edit
but it too is for one file at a time.

Isn't it time for people here to stop name calling and see if they
themselves can actually find a bulk EXIF cleaner for Android without
claiming there "must be one" and "you're lazy"?
Carlos E.R.
2018-06-25 13:38:51 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
If you can't help me find an app to do a bulk EXIF delete then please don't
feel obliged to answer my request. Please don't make claims about what I
bothered to do when you are guessing. Maybe I'm crap at searching but I
did search and did so many times and on various days and also installed
various candidate apps, so you have no grounds to tell me I didn't search.
bullshit.
you might have done a quick query, but that's about it.
try changing the query terms to obtain better results. repeat until you
get what you seek.
learning how to find stuff online is an incredibly good skill to have,
and it's something that comes with experience.
and no, i'm not going to spoon feed you.
Bullshit. You have no idea of the question asked, so you fly.
bullshit right back. i know exactly what he wants to do.
Post by Carlos E.R.
Name one
app that does what the OP asked, or go away.
You claim those tools exist: so YOU name them.
i don't do ultimatums.
a proper search will reveal a number of options.
Prove it. He did several searches. As usual, you know nothing about the
subject but claim you know all.
I most certainly did several searches. On different days and with
different search parameters.
Searching with "bulk" seems to be of little value as the Google Play store
search doesn't appear to use it when providing results. The results I got
were for one file at a time. Savageduck kindly suggested PhotoExif Edit
but it too is for one file at a time.
Isn't it time for people here to stop name calling and see if they
themselves can actually find a bulk EXIF cleaner for Android without
claiming there "must be one" and "you're lazy"?
Well, I don't know of such a tool and I don't know how to find one,
except by getting a long list and trying each one.

The hope was for someone that already knows of one such tool, but the
one that claims it is easy to find, he refuses to name it. Knowing him
that certifies, as usual, that he doesn't know but will not back off. He
is done that several times. Claim something but when pushed to prove it,
he doesn't and eventually drops the thread.
--
Cheers, Carlos.
Carlos E.R.
2018-06-24 21:33:53 UTC
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Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides.
If you create a shortcut to "exiftool(-k).exe" then you can drag and drop
your jpg files onto it and it will report the values in a window. I have a
shortcut to Exiftool in my Windows taskbar to do this.
that's a wrapper around exiftool which provides a window and drag/drop.
It was incorrect to say " exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has
no drag and drop capability" because the wrapper facility is provided by
Exiftool.
it's not incorrect.
exiftool is command line tool that's written in perl. it knows nothing
about drag/drop or guis. it's also cross platform.
the wrapper can be provided by anyone and adds support for a specific
platform, which in this case is a windows .exe that also supports
drag/drop, and because windows doesn't normally have perl, he had to
remove the perl dependency.
But it happens to be provided in the exiftool package, so it is part of
the suite.
--
Cheers, Carlos.
nospam
2018-06-24 22:28:52 UTC
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Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides.
If you create a shortcut to "exiftool(-k).exe" then you can drag and drop
your jpg files onto it and it will report the values in a window. I
have a shortcut to Exiftool in my Windows taskbar to do this.
that's a wrapper around exiftool which provides a window and drag/drop.
It was incorrect to say " exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has
no drag and drop capability" because the wrapper facility is provided by
Exiftool.
it's not incorrect.
exiftool is command line tool that's written in perl. it knows nothing
about drag/drop or guis. it's also cross platform.
the wrapper can be provided by anyone and adds support for a specific
platform, which in this case is a windows .exe that also supports
drag/drop, and because windows doesn't normally have perl, he had to
remove the perl dependency.
But it happens to be provided in the exiftool package, so it is part of
the suite.
nope. there is no exe included in the exiftool package, which is here:
<https://sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/Image-ExifTool-11.03.tar.gz>

the windows exe is a *separate* download, for those stuck with windows:
<https://sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/exiftool-11.03.zip>
Jim-P
2018-06-25 12:24:08 UTC
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Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides.
If you create a shortcut to "exiftool(-k).exe" then you can drag and drop
your jpg files onto it and it will report the values in a window. I
have a shortcut to Exiftool in my Windows taskbar to do this.
that's a wrapper around exiftool which provides a window and drag/drop.
It was incorrect to say " exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has
no drag and drop capability" because the wrapper facility is provided by
Exiftool.
it's not incorrect.
exiftool is command line tool that's written in perl. it knows nothing
about drag/drop or guis. it's also cross platform.
the wrapper can be provided by anyone and adds support for a specific
platform, which in this case is a windows .exe that also supports
drag/drop, and because windows doesn't normally have perl, he had to
remove the perl dependency.
But it happens to be provided in the exiftool package, so it is part of
the suite.
<https://sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/Image-ExifTool-11.03.tar.gz>
<https://sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/exiftool-11.03.zip>
How does that disprove what I wrote which is: "I have many Windows tools
which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool which I like for its drag
and drop option, and some will do it in bulk"?

I stated *Windows*, yet you replied:

"exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides. there are third
party tools that may have drag and drop and which use exiftool under the
hood."

That's wrong because I was not talking about 3rd part tools. I said I was
talking about how I used Exiftool on my Windows pc.
nospam
2018-06-25 19:31:59 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides.
If you create a shortcut to "exiftool(-k).exe" then you can drag and drop
your jpg files onto it and it will report the values in a window. I
have a shortcut to Exiftool in my Windows taskbar to do this.
that's a wrapper around exiftool which provides a window and drag/drop.
It was incorrect to say " exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has
no drag and drop capability" because the wrapper facility is provided by
Exiftool.
it's not incorrect.
exiftool is command line tool that's written in perl. it knows nothing
about drag/drop or guis. it's also cross platform.
the wrapper can be provided by anyone and adds support for a specific
platform, which in this case is a windows .exe that also supports
drag/drop, and because windows doesn't normally have perl, he had to
remove the perl dependency.
But it happens to be provided in the exiftool package, so it is part of
the suite.
<https://sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/Image-ExifTool-11.03.tar.gz>
<https://sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/exiftool-11.03.zip>
How does that disprove what I wrote which is: "I have many Windows tools
which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool which I like for its drag
and drop option, and some will do it in bulk"?
it's already been explained, many, many times.
Post by Jim-P
"exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides. there are third
party tools that may have drag and drop and which use exiftool under the
hood."
That's wrong because I was not talking about 3rd part tools. I said I was
talking about how I used Exiftool on my Windows pc.
it's not wrong.

you still don't understand what exiftool is and how it works.

once again, exiftool is a *cross-platform* *command* *line* *tool* that
runs on more than just windows.

as with other command line tools, it does not have drag/drop nor does
it have a gui window.

the windows *version* of exiftool is specific to windows. it is *not*
cross-platform. it is a wrapper around the exiftool core, which does
offer drag/drop and a window interface, but only because it's a windows
app with exiftool as just one *part* of it.

you are incorrectly assuming that the windows exe defines exiftool. it
does not.
Jim-P
2018-06-25 12:07:06 UTC
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Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides.
If you create a shortcut to "exiftool(-k).exe" then you can drag and drop
your jpg files onto it and it will report the values in a window. I have a
shortcut to Exiftool in my Windows taskbar to do this.
that's a wrapper around exiftool which provides a window and drag/drop.
It was incorrect to say " exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has
no drag and drop capability" because the wrapper facility is provided by
Exiftool.
it's not incorrect.
exiftool is command line tool that's written in perl. it knows nothing
about drag/drop or guis. it's also cross platform.
the wrapper can be provided by anyone and adds support for a specific
platform, which in this case is a windows .exe that also supports
drag/drop, and because windows doesn't normally have perl, he had to
remove the perl dependency.
But it happens to be provided in the exiftool package, so it is part of
the suite.
"nospam" was quite helpful to me until he falsely alleged I was too lazy to
search for an app. That was his mistake. He made an assumption (and it is
often the case someone is too lazy as he alleges) but it was wrong.

Now he's wrong about Exiftool. Putting aside Mac, there is only one
executable provided for Exiftool and it can be used for drag and drop as
well as for launching a command line dialog. Why does your friend say it
is command line only?

https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
nospam
2018-06-25 19:31:57 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has no drag and drop
capability, other than what the shell itself provides.
If you create a shortcut to "exiftool(-k).exe" then you can drag and drop
your jpg files onto it and it will report the values in a window. I have a
shortcut to Exiftool in my Windows taskbar to do this.
that's a wrapper around exiftool which provides a window and drag/drop.
It was incorrect to say " exiftool is a command line tool and therefore has
no drag and drop capability" because the wrapper facility is provided by
Exiftool.
it's not incorrect.
exiftool is command line tool that's written in perl. it knows nothing
about drag/drop or guis. it's also cross platform.
the wrapper can be provided by anyone and adds support for a specific
platform, which in this case is a windows .exe that also supports
drag/drop, and because windows doesn't normally have perl, he had to
remove the perl dependency.
But it happens to be provided in the exiftool package, so it is part of
the suite.
"nospam" was quite helpful to me until he falsely alleged I was too lazy to
search for an app. That was his mistake. He made an assumption (and it is
often the case someone is too lazy as he alleges) but it was wrong.
well, it looks like i hit a nerve.

you claimed to have searched many times but found nothing

bill found something in 10 seconds. i found something in about that
long and several more in a little more than that.

you later claimed to have found something but it was 'clumsy', thereby
contradicting your initial claim of not finding anything.

in other words, my assessment that you had not searched was correct all
along.
Post by Jim-P
Now he's wrong about Exiftool. Putting aside Mac, there is only one
executable provided for Exiftool and it can be used for drag and drop as
well as for launching a command line dialog. Why does your friend say it
is command line only?
you don't get to 'put aside the mac' to suit your agenda.

the windows exe is a special version unique to windows because windows
lacks perl that other systems have.

install perl and you will be able to run the same stuff other platforms
can run.
Carlos E.R.
2018-06-24 21:32:19 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
--
Cheers, Carlos.
nospam
2018-06-24 22:28:52 UTC
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Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.

i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Carlos E.R.
2018-06-25 01:48:13 UTC
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Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.

I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
--
Cheers, Carlos.
Bill W
2018-06-25 02:19:54 UTC
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On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:48:13 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
nospam
2018-06-25 03:00:25 UTC
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Post by Bill W
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come
across one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do
what I asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
that's about how long it took me for an initial set of results.

further tweaking the query terms helped refined those results.
Jim-P
2018-06-25 12:52:01 UTC
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Post by nospam
Post by Bill W
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come
across one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do
what I asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
that's about how long it took me for an initial set of results.
further tweaking the query terms helped refined those results.
Can you confirm you found a bulk EXIF eraser which works on Android?

I mean other than the clumsy semi-batch EZ unEXIF I mentioned elsewhere.
nospam
2018-06-25 19:31:59 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Bill W
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all
I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come
across one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do
what I asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
that's about how long it took me for an initial set of results.
further tweaking the query terms helped refined those results.
Can you confirm you found a bulk EXIF eraser which works on Android?
yes. several of them, in fact.
Post by Jim-P
I mean other than the clumsy semi-batch EZ unEXIF I mentioned elsewhere.
you did not say anything about not being clumsy.
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Bill W
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all
which turns out to be false.

as for clumsy, batch processing photos on a mobile device is itself a
clumsy workflow. i gave two suggestions on a much better workflow, but
so far, you've ignored both.

it's clear that you are not interested in an actual solution.
Jim-P
2018-06-26 12:41:54 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Bill W
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all
I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come
across one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do
what I asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
that's about how long it took me for an initial set of results.
further tweaking the query terms helped refined those results.
Can you confirm you found a bulk EXIF eraser which works on Android?
yes. several of them, in fact.
Will you name them please. i would appreciate that.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
I mean other than the clumsy semi-batch EZ unEXIF I mentioned elsewhere.
you did not say anything about not being clumsy.
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Bill W
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all
which turns out to be false.
If I can't find something and then later I come across something (recall I
said I searched on different days) then one statement supplants the other.
They are not contradictory. They do not refer to the same time.
Post by nospam
as for clumsy, batch processing photos on a mobile device is itself a
clumsy workflow. i gave two suggestions on a much better workflow, but
so far, you've ignored both.
it's clear that you are not interested in an actual solution.
You claimed it was easy to find an app but when I asked you to tell me what
you found you claimed I was too lazy.
Jim-P
2018-06-25 12:16:28 UTC
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Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:48:13 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?

I tried this and all I got was "EZ unEXIF" buit it is cllumsy and it's
approach to batch is not to select a folder but t use "select all". Try
it. It's not user friendly.

www.google.com/search?q=android+app+bulk+OR+batch+EXIF+remover+OR+cleaner
Bill W
2018-06-25 17:06:21 UTC
Permalink
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:16:28 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:48:13 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
about 10 second to find in a Google search:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifeditor

You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
Carlos E.R.
2018-06-25 17:42:48 UTC
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Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:16:28 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:48:13 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifeditor
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
I don't know Jim, but I do know "nospam", and he often claims things
that he later can not support with data. On many posts he talks as if he
knows everything and everybody else is wrong, specially on the Android
group. Thus when he claims something strongly I doubt.

Other times he may be right, but knowing his history I have problems
distinguishing them.
--
Cheers, Carlos.
nospam
2018-06-25 19:32:00 UTC
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Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifedi
tor
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
I don't know Jim, but I do know "nospam", and he often claims things
that he later can not support with data.
bogus accusation.

i *never* claim things that cannot be supported.
Post by Carlos E.R.
On many posts he talks as if he
knows everything and everybody else is wrong, specially on the Android
group. Thus when he claims something strongly I doubt.
another bogus accusation.

i have never claimed to know everything, certainly not about android. i
do use android, but not as much as ios.
Post by Carlos E.R.
Other times he may be right, but knowing his history I have problems
distinguishing them.
in other words, you haven't bothered to search either.
Jim-P
2018-06-26 12:45:31 UTC
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Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifedi
tor
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
I don't know Jim, but I do know "nospam", and he often claims things
that he later can not support with data.
bogus accusation.
i *never* claim things that cannot be supported.
I'm sorry to say that I as a newcomer don't believe that. Prove you found
several bulk EXIF apps on Android, other than the one I subsequently came
across, by posting their names.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
On many posts he talks as if he
knows everything and everybody else is wrong, specially on the Android
group. Thus when he claims something strongly I doubt.
another bogus accusation.
i have never claimed to know everything, certainly not about android. i
do use android, but not as much as ios.
Post by Carlos E.R.
Other times he may be right, but knowing his history I have problems
distinguishing them.
in other words, you haven't bothered to search either.
You have made factual two errors, so far, in this thread. (1) That is it
easy to find a bulk EXIF location removerfor Android. (2) That the Windows
version of ExifTool does not suppoort drag and drop but 3rd party tools
might.

Both are wrong.
nospam
2018-06-26 16:13:17 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
You have made factual two errors, so far, in this thread. (1) That is it
easy to find a bulk EXIF location removerfor Android. (2) That the Windows
version of ExifTool does not suppoort drag and drop but 3rd party tools
might.
Both are wrong.
they are *not* wrong.

your understanding (or lack thereof) is what's wrong, as well as your
refusal (or inability) to learn.

once again (not that this time will be any different), exiftool is
*cross-platform* and as such, it does not support drag/drop. period.

drag/drop is a platform-specific function. drag/drop on a mac is
implemented very differently than on windows, for example.

a platform-specific version of exiftool is a *wrapper* around exiftool
itself, and it's the *wrapper* that provides drag/drop, not exiftool.

it's also very easy to find apps to do all sorts of things and not just
on android, however, it may take more than one or two search queries to
find it given that there are currently more than 3 million apps on the
google play store alone.

removing location data is not an obscure task and you're not the first
person to want to do it. that means there *are* existing solutions, and
not necessarily apps that batch remove it.
Bill W
2018-06-25 20:32:33 UTC
Permalink
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 19:42:48 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:16:28 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:48:13 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifeditor
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
I don't know Jim, but I do know "nospam", and he often claims things
that he later can not support with data. On many posts he talks as if he
knows everything and everybody else is wrong, specially on the Android
group. Thus when he claims something strongly I doubt.
Other times he may be right, but knowing his history I have problems
distinguishing them.
I didn't follow this thread closely, but it appeared to me that you
got sucked into it just like me. I know that some people here have
issues with nospam, but an awful lot of the arguments with him are
absurd. It's like some people are determined to prove him wrong on
something, anything, no matter what it takes.

I agree with very little of what he says on some subjects, examples
including the threads on autonomous cars, and recently backup cameras.
I don't bother arguing because he's clearly expressing strongly held
opinions, and to be honest, even though I disagree, I consider his
opinions to be valid. There is no "right" or truth in some of his
statements, but some people argue as if there were. It's just silly,
especially with off topic threads.
PeterN
2018-06-25 21:33:30 UTC
Permalink
On 6/25/2018 4:32 PM, Bill W wrote:

<snip>
Post by Bill W
I didn't follow this thread closely, but it appeared to me that you
got sucked into it just like me. I know that some people here have
issues with nospam, but an awful lot of the arguments with him are
absurd. It's like some people are determined to prove him wrong on
something, anything, no matter what it takes.
He/she argues, just to argue. When he makes incorrect statements that
could easily mislead a newbie, or tries to give me an analysis of my
needs, without knowing what my needs are,
Post by Bill W
I agree with very little of what he says on some subjects, examples
including the threads on autonomous cars, and recently backup cameras.
I don't bother arguing because he's clearly expressing strongly held
opinions, and to be honest, even though I disagree, I consider his
opinions to be valid. There is no "right" or truth in some of his
statements, but some people argue as if there were. It's just silly,
especially with off topic threads.
He just says those tings while trying trolling. e.g. "airplanes don't
have brakes. I didn't bother to contradict his statement that Perl can't
be run under Windows. (It may not be the best way, but it can be done.)
I was doing that before I go a Raspberry Pi. I have too many interests,
than to get involved with his crap.
--
PeterN
nospam
2018-06-25 21:36:40 UTC
Permalink
Post by PeterN
I didn't bother to contradict his statement that Perl can't
be run under Windows.
i never said it couldn't. in fact, i said it *could*.
Savageduck
2018-06-25 20:03:44 UTC
Permalink
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:16:28 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:48:13 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I
want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come
across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do
what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifeditor
Well, in the description they claim to be capable of making batch EXIF edits.
Whether that is valid, or not I could not say as I do not use any Android
devices.
Post by Bill W
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
--
Regards,
Savageduck
Jim-P
2018-06-26 13:07:16 UTC
Permalink
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:16:28 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:48:13 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifeditor
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
Thank you for the link. The app is not what really I want and I think
that's maybe because I haven't explained my need in detail but got drawn in
to a fruitless exchange.

I want an app which will remove all EXIF location data. I may have to
settle for removing all EXIF data of any sort and this distinction has got
a bit lost in the messages although I am as guilty as anyone in this
respect.

Initially I took some pictures containing EXIF location data on my
smartphone and later set the camera app not to store location. As I tested
several other camera apps (I am new to taking pictures on a smartphone) I
found some of these apps had defaulted to storing EXIF location data. So I
have perhaps 80% without location data and 20% with.

So I would like an app which I can point at one of my photo folders on
Android (there's only a few of them) and ask the app to bulk clean all the
EXIF (location) data in that folder. Your app allows me to go into the
photo directory and then "select all". I suppose maybe that's how I have
to do it in Android but I was hoping for something a bit like a file
explorer which would allow me to specify the directory to be cleaned.

I guess Nospam will take me to task for not explaining this and the fault
is partly mine but I wish he didn't have such a defensive and accusatory
attitude which prevents communication.

One app I saw showed a list of photos and flagged which ones had location
data which is very useful as, in truth, it is only location data about my
home I want to clean and not the location of a bridge or whatever. However
it had no erase facility.
Savageduck
2018-06-26 14:37:28 UTC
Permalink
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:16:28 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:48:13 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all
I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come
across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do
what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker
to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifedi
tor
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
Thank you for the link. The app is not what really I want and I think
that's maybe because I haven't explained my need in detail but got drawn in
to a fruitless exchange.
I want an app which will remove all EXIF location data. I may have to
settle for removing all EXIF data of any sort and this distinction has got
a bit lost in the messages although I am as guilty as anyone in this
respect.
Initially I took some pictures containing EXIF location data on my
smartphone and later set the camera app not to store location. As I tested
several other camera apps (I am new to taking pictures on a smartphone) I
found some of these apps had defaulted to storing EXIF location data. So I
have perhaps 80% without location data and 20% with.
So I would like an app which I can point at one of my photo folders on
Android (there's only a few of them) and ask the app to bulk clean all the
EXIF (location) data in that folder. Your app allows me to go into the
photo directory and then "select all". I suppose maybe that's how I have
to do it in Android but I was hoping for something a bit like a file
explorer which would allow me to specify the directory to be cleaned.
Not being an Android user I am not in a position to check any of the
suggested apps, but it seems that Photo EXIF Editor Pro will do all you are
looking for, including bulk editing.

<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifedit
or.pro&hl=en_US>

<https://tinyurl.com/yc8n72cj>
--
Regards,
Savageduck
nospam
2018-06-26 16:13:18 UTC
Permalink
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifedi
tor
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
Thank you for the link. The app is not what really I want and I think
that's maybe because I haven't explained my need in detail but got drawn in
to a fruitless exchange.
I want an app which will remove all EXIF location data. I may have to
settle for removing all EXIF data of any sort and this distinction has got
a bit lost in the messages although I am as guilty as anyone in this
respect.
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all
I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come
across one.
Initially I took some pictures containing EXIF location data on my
smartphone and later set the camera app not to store location. As I tested
several other camera apps (I am new to taking pictures on a smartphone) I
found some of these apps had defaulted to storing EXIF location data. So I
have perhaps 80% without location data and 20% with.
either don't use the apps that ignores the location setting (a bug) or
find a camera app that explicitly omits adding location data (a
feature).
Post by Jim-P
So I would like an app which I can point at one of my photo folders on
Android (there's only a few of them) and ask the app to bulk clean all the
EXIF (location) data in that folder. Your app allows me to go into the
photo directory and then "select all". I suppose maybe that's how I have
to do it in Android but I was hoping for something a bit like a file
explorer which would allow me to specify the directory to be cleaned.
the app mentioned fits your description, plus you shouldn't be
micromanaging folders anyway.

since you keep changing what you want the app to do, it's not possible
for anyone to make a good suggestion because you'll just say "no,
that's not what i want".

the key is to learn how to effectively search for exactly what you want
rather than rely on others to make suggestions only to be told 'that
won't work'.
Jim-P
2018-06-26 18:11:09 UTC
Permalink
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifedi
tor
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
Thank you for the link. The app is not what really I want and I think
that's maybe because I haven't explained my need in detail but got drawn in
to a fruitless exchange.
I want an app which will remove all EXIF location data. I may have to
settle for removing all EXIF data of any sort and this distinction has got
a bit lost in the messages although I am as guilty as anyone in this
respect.
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact
all I want is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I
haven't come across one.
I think you missed the further explanation in what you quoted where I
wrote: "In fact all I want is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for
Android".

I find the title of a thread is often useful in working out the subject.
If you take a look, you will see this thread is called " Android app to
remove all location data in bulk". I'm not sure how I can make it any
clearer.

Does such nit-picking (and making mistakes when you do) have a purpose?
nospam
2018-06-26 20:04:49 UTC
Permalink
Post by Jim-P
I find the title of a thread is often useful in working out the subject.
If you take a look, you will see this thread is called " Android app to
remove all location data in bulk". I'm not sure how I can make it any
clearer.
a couple of apps were suggested, which you promptly rejected.

do you really expect others to continue suggesting even more apps, only
for you to reject them?
Post by Jim-P
Does such nit-picking (and making mistakes when you do) have a purpose?
says the person who is *still* looking for a solution despite several
options given (not just apps), and who has now admitted there is *also*
a hardware defect, one which he can't be bothered to fix.
Bill W
2018-06-26 16:34:27 UTC
Permalink
On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:07:16 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:16:28 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:48:13 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifeditor
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
Thank you for the link. The app is not what really I want and I think
that's maybe because I haven't explained my need in detail but got drawn in
to a fruitless exchange.
I want an app which will remove all EXIF location data. I may have to
settle for removing all EXIF data of any sort and this distinction has got
a bit lost in the messages although I am as guilty as anyone in this
respect.
Initially I took some pictures containing EXIF location data on my
smartphone and later set the camera app not to store location. As I tested
several other camera apps (I am new to taking pictures on a smartphone) I
found some of these apps had defaulted to storing EXIF location data. So I
have perhaps 80% without location data and 20% with.
So I would like an app which I can point at one of my photo folders on
Android (there's only a few of them) and ask the app to bulk clean all the
EXIF (location) data in that folder. Your app allows me to go into the
photo directory and then "select all". I suppose maybe that's how I have
to do it in Android but I was hoping for something a bit like a file
explorer which would allow me to specify the directory to be cleaned.
I guess Nospam will take me to task for not explaining this and the fault
is partly mine but I wish he didn't have such a defensive and accusatory
attitude which prevents communication.
One app I saw showed a list of photos and flagged which ones had location
data which is very useful as, in truth, it is only location data about my
home I want to clean and not the location of a bridge or whatever. However
it had no erase facility.
You sound more like a troll by the minute. If you tell a tool to
remove location data from a photo that has none, nothing happens, so
just select all, and have at it. Worse yet, you are going on and on
about this, and in the time you've spent here on this, you could have
easily used a Windows app to get the job done many times over. It's a
trivial matter to copy the photos to your PC, and you might even be
able to work on them with the phone connected to your PC without even
copying them. You clearly have some technical knowledge on this
subject, you're not stupid, and getting the job done on a PC is a
no-brainer. All of the signs of trolling are here.
Jim-P
2018-06-26 18:20:07 UTC
Permalink
Post by Bill W
On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:07:16 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:16:28 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:48:13 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifeditor
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
Thank you for the link. The app is not what really I want and I think
that's maybe because I haven't explained my need in detail but got drawn in
to a fruitless exchange.
I want an app which will remove all EXIF location data. I may have to
settle for removing all EXIF data of any sort and this distinction has got
a bit lost in the messages although I am as guilty as anyone in this
respect.
Initially I took some pictures containing EXIF location data on my
smartphone and later set the camera app not to store location. As I tested
several other camera apps (I am new to taking pictures on a smartphone) I
found some of these apps had defaulted to storing EXIF location data. So I
have perhaps 80% without location data and 20% with.
So I would like an app which I can point at one of my photo folders on
Android (there's only a few of them) and ask the app to bulk clean all the
EXIF (location) data in that folder. Your app allows me to go into the
photo directory and then "select all". I suppose maybe that's how I have
to do it in Android but I was hoping for something a bit like a file
explorer which would allow me to specify the directory to be cleaned.
I guess Nospam will take me to task for not explaining this and the fault
is partly mine but I wish he didn't have such a defensive and accusatory
attitude which prevents communication.
One app I saw showed a list of photos and flagged which ones had location
data which is very useful as, in truth, it is only location data about my
home I want to clean and not the location of a bridge or whatever. However
it had no erase facility.
You sound more like a troll by the minute.
I tend to think I've been trolled by Nospam whose line has been "I know
where the app you want can be found but I won't tell you". It has left me
chasing the info for far longer than necessary.
Post by Bill W
If you tell a tool to
remove location data from a photo that has none, nothing happens, so
just select all, and have at it.
I think I said exactly that in my last message to you: if I can't strip
out purely EXIF location data then removing all data will do.
Post by Bill W
Worse yet, you are going on and on
about this, and in the time you've spent here on this, you could have
easily used a Windows app to get the job done many times over.
I am looking for an app which works as I just described and I haven't found
it. Thank you for your pointer to an app but it isn't quite what I want as
I think I explained in some detail above.
Post by Bill W
It's a trivial matter to copy the photos to your PC, and you might even be
able to work on them with the phone connected to your PC without even
copying them.
Unfortunately it's not trivial because USB file transfer doesn't to work
properly between my smartphone and pc. I have to use Google Drive, which I
much prefer not to on grounds of privacy, because email can only send a few
photos at a time.
Post by Bill W
You clearly have some technical knowledge on this
subject, you're not stupid, and getting the job done on a PC is a
no-brainer. All of the signs of trolling are here.
I too like to think I am not stupid but if I can't find an app and Google
Play's search is inadequate then why not ask those here who may have
already come across such an app? The problem arose when Nospam took the
attitude that he knew of an app but wouldn't tell me because he mistakenly
thought I was too lazy to search.
Bill W
2018-06-26 19:52:22 UTC
Permalink
On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 19:20:07 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:07:16 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:16:28 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:48:13 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifeditor
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
Thank you for the link. The app is not what really I want and I think
that's maybe because I haven't explained my need in detail but got drawn in
to a fruitless exchange.
I want an app which will remove all EXIF location data. I may have to
settle for removing all EXIF data of any sort and this distinction has got
a bit lost in the messages although I am as guilty as anyone in this
respect.
Initially I took some pictures containing EXIF location data on my
smartphone and later set the camera app not to store location. As I tested
several other camera apps (I am new to taking pictures on a smartphone) I
found some of these apps had defaulted to storing EXIF location data. So I
have perhaps 80% without location data and 20% with.
So I would like an app which I can point at one of my photo folders on
Android (there's only a few of them) and ask the app to bulk clean all the
EXIF (location) data in that folder. Your app allows me to go into the
photo directory and then "select all". I suppose maybe that's how I have
to do it in Android but I was hoping for something a bit like a file
explorer which would allow me to specify the directory to be cleaned.
I guess Nospam will take me to task for not explaining this and the fault
is partly mine but I wish he didn't have such a defensive and accusatory
attitude which prevents communication.
One app I saw showed a list of photos and flagged which ones had location
data which is very useful as, in truth, it is only location data about my
home I want to clean and not the location of a bridge or whatever. However
it had no erase facility.
You sound more like a troll by the minute.
I tend to think I've been trolled by Nospam whose line has been "I know
where the app you want can be found but I won't tell you". It has left me
chasing the info for far longer than necessary.
An app, not the app.
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
If you tell a tool to
remove location data from a photo that has none, nothing happens, so
just select all, and have at it.
I think I said exactly that in my last message to you: if I can't strip
out purely EXIF location data then removing all data will do.
This makes no sense. I said to strip location data out of all photos,
whether they had location data or not. You don't need to know which
photos have it.
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Worse yet, you are going on and on
about this, and in the time you've spent here on this, you could have
easily used a Windows app to get the job done many times over.
I am looking for an app which works as I just described and I haven't found
it. Thank you for your pointer to an app but it isn't quite what I want as
I think I explained in some detail above.
Post by Bill W
It's a trivial matter to copy the photos to your PC, and you might even be
able to work on them with the phone connected to your PC without even
copying them.
Unfortunately it's not trivial because USB file transfer doesn't to work
properly between my smartphone and pc.
Of course. It's always something. You could always Google how to fix
that, or maybe just troll another group for advice.
Post by Jim-P
I have to use Google Drive, which I
much prefer not to on grounds of privacy, because email can only send a few
photos at a time.
Post by Bill W
You clearly have some technical knowledge on this
subject, you're not stupid, and getting the job done on a PC is a
no-brainer. All of the signs of trolling are here.
I too like to think I am not stupid but if I can't find an app and Google
Play's search is inadequate then why not ask those here who may have
already come across such an app?
It makes no sense to search on Play, but I'm sure you know that. It's
awkward, and Google is more effective.
Post by Jim-P
The problem arose when Nospam took the
attitude that he knew of an app but wouldn't tell me because he mistakenly
thought I was too lazy to search.
He never said he know of any specific app.
Jim-P
2018-06-27 00:04:19 UTC
Permalink
Post by Bill W
On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 19:20:07 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:07:16 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:16:28 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:48:13 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifeditor
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
Thank you for the link. The app is not what really I want and I think
that's maybe because I haven't explained my need in detail but got drawn in
to a fruitless exchange.
I want an app which will remove all EXIF location data. I may have to
settle for removing all EXIF data of any sort and this distinction has got
a bit lost in the messages although I am as guilty as anyone in this
respect.
Initially I took some pictures containing EXIF location data on my
smartphone and later set the camera app not to store location. As I tested
several other camera apps (I am new to taking pictures on a smartphone) I
found some of these apps had defaulted to storing EXIF location data. So I
have perhaps 80% without location data and 20% with.
So I would like an app which I can point at one of my photo folders on
Android (there's only a few of them) and ask the app to bulk clean all the
EXIF (location) data in that folder. Your app allows me to go into the
photo directory and then "select all". I suppose maybe that's how I have
to do it in Android but I was hoping for something a bit like a file
explorer which would allow me to specify the directory to be cleaned.
I guess Nospam will take me to task for not explaining this and the fault
is partly mine but I wish he didn't have such a defensive and accusatory
attitude which prevents communication.
One app I saw showed a list of photos and flagged which ones had location
data which is very useful as, in truth, it is only location data about my
home I want to clean and not the location of a bridge or whatever. However
it had no erase facility.
You sound more like a troll by the minute.
I tend to think I've been trolled by Nospam whose line has been "I know
where the app you want can be found but I won't tell you". It has left me
chasing the info for far longer than necessary.
An app, not the app.
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
If you tell a tool to
remove location data from a photo that has none, nothing happens, so
just select all, and have at it.
I think I said exactly that in my last message to you: if I can't strip
out purely EXIF location data then removing all data will do.
This makes no sense. I said to strip location data out of all photos,
whether they had location data or not. You don't need to know which
photos have it.
I dont think you have comprehended what I wrote. I said if I can't strip
out *only* EXIF location data then removing *all* EXIF data will do.
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Worse yet, you are going on and on
about this, and in the time you've spent here on this, you could have
easily used a Windows app to get the job done many times over.
I am looking for an app which works as I just described and I haven't found
it. Thank you for your pointer to an app but it isn't quite what I want as
I think I explained in some detail above.
Post by Bill W
It's a trivial matter to copy the photos to your PC, and you might even be
able to work on them with the phone connected to your PC without even
copying them.
Unfortunately it's not trivial because USB file transfer doesn't to work
properly between my smartphone and pc.
Of course. It's always something. You could always Google how to fix
that, or maybe just troll another group for advice.
Thanks for the suggestion but I'm not really interested in looking further
into it because driver problems can be painfully slow to diagnose and
sometimes a driver doesn't exist for a particular OS if it is old
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
I have to use Google Drive, which I
much prefer not to on grounds of privacy, because email can only send a few
photos at a time.
Post by Bill W
You clearly have some technical knowledge on this
subject, you're not stupid, and getting the job done on a PC is a
no-brainer. All of the signs of trolling are here.
I too like to think I am not stupid but if I can't find an app and Google
Play's search is inadequate then why not ask those here who may have
already come across such an app?
It makes no sense to search on Play, but I'm sure you know that. It's
awkward, and Google is more effective.
My smartphone screen makes pages found by Google searches too small to scan
easily. Surely you have used a smartphone before and would know to search
for an app in the Play Store?
Bill W
2018-06-27 00:42:46 UTC
Permalink
On Wed, 27 Jun 2018 01:04:19 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 19:20:07 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:07:16 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:16:28 +0100, Jim-P
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 03:48:13 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Carlos E.R.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
then you haven't looked.
I have looked and installed several of the apps I found but none do what I
asked for.
then keep looking, or refine your search terms to get better results.
Why don't you even name one? You claim there are such tools, you must
have used or known them. So please say which and don't tell the asker to
google it.
i gave sufficient clues for search terms to be able to find such an
app. it's not that difficult. really, it isn't.
i am not going to spoon feed him or anyone else, especially one who has
a stick up his ass about searching.
Prove it: prove that those tools exist. Provide the exact name of the
tool, prove a google search query that finds that tool.
I know I know: you have not the foggiest idea.
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
My issue here is that I think I caught a whiff of trolling, and the
way nospam is replying to you, I get the idea that you might be a
known troll to him. But I'll take my chances one time, but with a fair
warning that I didn't try this app, and that I am not going to
thoroughly read up on every app on the play store. This one took me
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifeditor
You can't really win on this one. If that app is exactly what you're
looking for, it just confirms what no spam said about your search
abilities. If you tell me it sucks for this or that reason, it just
confirms my suspicions that you're trolling.
Thank you for the link. The app is not what really I want and I think
that's maybe because I haven't explained my need in detail but got drawn in
to a fruitless exchange.
I want an app which will remove all EXIF location data. I may have to
settle for removing all EXIF data of any sort and this distinction has got
a bit lost in the messages although I am as guilty as anyone in this
respect.
Initially I took some pictures containing EXIF location data on my
smartphone and later set the camera app not to store location. As I tested
several other camera apps (I am new to taking pictures on a smartphone) I
found some of these apps had defaulted to storing EXIF location data. So I
have perhaps 80% without location data and 20% with.
So I would like an app which I can point at one of my photo folders on
Android (there's only a few of them) and ask the app to bulk clean all the
EXIF (location) data in that folder. Your app allows me to go into the
photo directory and then "select all". I suppose maybe that's how I have
to do it in Android but I was hoping for something a bit like a file
explorer which would allow me to specify the directory to be cleaned.
I guess Nospam will take me to task for not explaining this and the fault
is partly mine but I wish he didn't have such a defensive and accusatory
attitude which prevents communication.
One app I saw showed a list of photos and flagged which ones had location
data which is very useful as, in truth, it is only location data about my
home I want to clean and not the location of a bridge or whatever. However
it had no erase facility.
You sound more like a troll by the minute.
I tend to think I've been trolled by Nospam whose line has been "I know
where the app you want can be found but I won't tell you". It has left me
chasing the info for far longer than necessary.
An app, not the app.
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
If you tell a tool to
remove location data from a photo that has none, nothing happens, so
just select all, and have at it.
I think I said exactly that in my last message to you: if I can't strip
out purely EXIF location data then removing all data will do.
This makes no sense. I said to strip location data out of all photos,
whether they had location data or not. You don't need to know which
photos have it.
I dont think you have comprehended what I wrote. I said if I can't strip
out *only* EXIF location data then removing *all* EXIF data will do.
I know what you wrote. So what is stopping you from doing exactly
that?
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Worse yet, you are going on and on
about this, and in the time you've spent here on this, you could have
easily used a Windows app to get the job done many times over.
I am looking for an app which works as I just described and I haven't found
it. Thank you for your pointer to an app but it isn't quite what I want as
I think I explained in some detail above.
Post by Bill W
It's a trivial matter to copy the photos to your PC, and you might even be
able to work on them with the phone connected to your PC without even
copying them.
Unfortunately it's not trivial because USB file transfer doesn't to work
properly between my smartphone and pc.
Of course. It's always something. You could always Google how to fix
that, or maybe just troll another group for advice.
Thanks for the suggestion but I'm not really interested in looking further
into it because driver problems can be painfully slow to diagnose and
sometimes a driver doesn't exist for a particular OS if it is old
Yeah, it's always something.
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
I have to use Google Drive, which I
much prefer not to on grounds of privacy, because email can only send a few
photos at a time.
Post by Bill W
You clearly have some technical knowledge on this
subject, you're not stupid, and getting the job done on a PC is a
no-brainer. All of the signs of trolling are here.
I too like to think I am not stupid but if I can't find an app and Google
Play's search is inadequate then why not ask those here who may have
already come across such an app?
It makes no sense to search on Play, but I'm sure you know that. It's
awkward, and Google is more effective.
My smartphone screen makes pages found by Google searches too small to scan
easily. Surely you have used a smartphone before and would know to search
for an app in the Play Store?
WTF? Use your PC for Google, find an app, and then go to the Play
store on your phone.
nospam
2018-06-27 01:22:55 UTC
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Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
I too like to think I am not stupid but if I can't find an app and Google
Play's search is inadequate then why not ask those here who may have
already come across such an app?
It makes no sense to search on Play, but I'm sure you know that. It's
awkward, and Google is more effective.
My smartphone screen makes pages found by Google searches too small to scan
easily. Surely you have used a smartphone before and would know to search
for an app in the Play Store?
WTF? Use your PC for Google, find an app, and then go to the Play
store on your phone.
actually, you don't need to do that.

click the install button in the browser and the app will be pushed to
the phone, usually in less than a minute.
Bill W
2018-06-27 02:12:32 UTC
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Post by nospam
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
I too like to think I am not stupid but if I can't find an app and Google
Play's search is inadequate then why not ask those here who may have
already come across such an app?
It makes no sense to search on Play, but I'm sure you know that. It's
awkward, and Google is more effective.
My smartphone screen makes pages found by Google searches too small to scan
easily. Surely you have used a smartphone before and would know to search
for an app in the Play Store?
WTF? Use your PC for Google, find an app, and then go to the Play
store on your phone.
actually, you don't need to do that.
click the install button in the browser and the app will be pushed to
the phone, usually in less than a minute.
Figures. One more thing I didn't know.
Jim-P
2018-06-28 12:43:51 UTC
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Post by nospam
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
I too like to think I am not stupid but if I can't find an app and Google
Play's search is inadequate then why not ask those here who may have
already come across such an app?
It makes no sense to search on Play, but I'm sure you know that. It's
awkward, and Google is more effective.
My smartphone screen makes pages found by Google searches too small to scan
easily. Surely you have used a smartphone before and would know to search
for an app in the Play Store?
WTF? Use your PC for Google, find an app, and then go to the Play
store on your phone.
actually, you don't need to do that.
click the install button in the browser and the app will be pushed to
the phone, usually in less than a minute.
Does that require you to be logged into Chrome with your Google account on
both devices?

I don't use my Google Android account on my pc because Google tracking is
too intrusive for my liking.
nospam
2018-06-28 15:07:02 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Bill W
WTF? Use your PC for Google, find an app, and then go to the Play
store on your phone.
actually, you don't need to do that.
click the install button in the browser and the app will be pushed to
the phone, usually in less than a minute.
Does that require you to be logged into Chrome with your Google account on
both devices?
you have to log into your google account in the browser (any browser,
not just chrome), otherwise it would have no way to know whose android
device to send it to.
Post by Jim-P
I don't use my Google Android account on my pc because Google tracking is
too intrusive for my liking.
then android is not the device for you, along with all other google
properties. google makes its money by tracking you.

however, you can always log in, click install, log out and clear
cookies. maybe even use a separate browser *just* for that purpose.
nospam
2018-06-27 01:22:54 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
It's a trivial matter to copy the photos to your PC, and you might even be
able to work on them with the phone connected to your PC without even
copying them.
Unfortunately it's not trivial because USB file transfer doesn't to work
properly between my smartphone and pc.
Of course. It's always something. You could always Google how to fix
that, or maybe just troll another group for advice.
Thanks for the suggestion but I'm not really interested in looking further
into it because driver problems can be painfully slow to diagnose and
sometimes a driver doesn't exist for a particular OS if it is old
it's not a driver problem because no drivers are needed just to
transfer photos.
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
Post by Jim-P
I too like to think I am not stupid but if I can't find an app and Google
Play's search is inadequate then why not ask those here who may have
already come across such an app?
It makes no sense to search on Play, but I'm sure you know that. It's
awkward, and Google is more effective.
My smartphone screen makes pages found by Google searches too small to scan
easily. Surely you have used a smartphone before and would know to search
for an app in the Play Store?
wow.

you're searching on the phone????????????????

that also explains a lot.
nospam
2018-06-26 20:04:49 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
You sound more like a troll by the minute.
I tend to think I've been trolled by Nospam whose line has been "I know
where the app you want can be found but I won't tell you". It has left me
chasing the info for far longer than necessary.
nope.

i took issue with your initial claim that you searched high and low and
found nothing when it's clear you did no such thing.

others found several apps, which you claimed did not exist, in just
seconds.

you were caught lying and now you're desperately trying to avoid
admitting it.
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
If you tell a tool to
remove location data from a photo that has none, nothing happens, so
just select all, and have at it.
I think I said exactly that in my last message to you: if I can't strip
out purely EXIF location data then removing all data will do.
Post by Bill W
Worse yet, you are going on and on
about this, and in the time you've spent here on this, you could have
easily used a Windows app to get the job done many times over.
I am looking for an app which works as I just described and I haven't found
it. Thank you for your pointer to an app but it isn't quite what I want as
I think I explained in some detail above.
given that you've rejected the various suggestions, it's clear that you
aren't actually interested in a solution.
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
It's a trivial matter to copy the photos to your PC, and you might even be
able to work on them with the phone connected to your PC without even
copying them.
Unfortunately it's not trivial because USB file transfer doesn't to work
properly between my smartphone and pc.
the goalposts move even further.

not only are you using defective hardware, but you aren't the least bit
interested in fixing it.

finding an app is the least of your worries, because even if you do
remove the exif, you won't be able to move the photos anywhere.
Post by Jim-P
I have to use Google Drive, which I
much prefer not to on grounds of privacy, because email can only send a few
photos at a time.
there are numerous cloud options *other* than google drive and email is
not private either.
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
You clearly have some technical knowledge on this
subject, you're not stupid, and getting the job done on a PC is a
no-brainer. All of the signs of trolling are here.
I too like to think I am not stupid but if I can't find an app and Google
Play's search is inadequate then why not ask those here who may have
already come across such an app? The problem arose when Nospam took the
attitude that he knew of an app but wouldn't tell me because he mistakenly
thought I was too lazy to search.
i didn't say you were too lazy.

i said you didn't search very hard, or at all, and the more you yap the
more it becomes clear my assessment was on target.

others found apps within seconds.

what's worse is that you now admit that your searches were done using
google play and not with a more capable search engine, namely google
itself (or bing, for that matter).

not only that, but you *also* admit to having defective hardware and
show zero interest in fixing it.

stupid is certainly a word that comes to mind, among several others.
Jim-P
2018-06-26 23:55:53 UTC
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Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
You sound more like a troll by the minute.
I tend to think I've been trolled by Nospam whose line has been "I know
where the app you want can be found but I won't tell you". It has left me
chasing the info for far longer than necessary.
nope.
i took issue with your initial claim that you searched high and low and
found nothing when it's clear you did no such thing.
others found several apps, which you claimed did not exist, in just
seconds.
you were caught lying and now you're desperately trying to avoid
admitting it.
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
If you tell a tool to
remove location data from a photo that has none, nothing happens, so
just select all, and have at it.
I think I said exactly that in my last message to you: if I can't strip
out purely EXIF location data then removing all data will do.
Post by Bill W
Worse yet, you are going on and on
about this, and in the time you've spent here on this, you could have
easily used a Windows app to get the job done many times over.
I am looking for an app which works as I just described and I haven't found
it. Thank you for your pointer to an app but it isn't quite what I want as
I think I explained in some detail above.
given that you've rejected the various suggestions, it's clear that you
aren't actually interested in a solution.
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
It's a trivial matter to copy the photos to your PC, and you might even be
able to work on them with the phone connected to your PC without even
copying them.
Unfortunately it's not trivial because USB file transfer doesn't to work
properly between my smartphone and pc.
the goalposts move even further.
not only are you using defective hardware, but you aren't the least bit
interested in fixing it.
finding an app is the least of your worries, because even if you do
remove the exif, you won't be able to move the photos anywhere.
Post by Jim-P
I have to use Google Drive, which I
much prefer not to on grounds of privacy, because email can only send a few
photos at a time.
there are numerous cloud options *other* than google drive and email is
not private either.
Post by Jim-P
Post by Bill W
You clearly have some technical knowledge on this
subject, you're not stupid, and getting the job done on a PC is a
no-brainer. All of the signs of trolling are here.
I too like to think I am not stupid but if I can't find an app and Google
Play's search is inadequate then why not ask those here who may have
already come across such an app? The problem arose when Nospam took the
attitude that he knew of an app but wouldn't tell me because he mistakenly
thought I was too lazy to search.
i didn't say you were too lazy.
i said you didn't search very hard, or at all, and the more you yap the
more it becomes clear my assessment was on target.
others found apps within seconds.
Turns out they weren't suitable as I explained.
Post by nospam
what's worse is that you now admit that your searches were done using
google play and not with a more capable search engine, namely google
itself (or bing, for that matter).
Google Play is the standard to search for apps on Android. You know that
but are nit-picking once more.
Post by nospam
not only that, but you *also* admit to having defective hardware and
show zero interest in fixing it.
Comprehension is not your strong point. I did not mention hardware when I
wrote "USB file transfer doesn't to work properly between my smartphone and
pc". The problem is to do with drivers. Let me guess, you know how to fix
it but aren't going to tell me.
nospam
2018-06-27 01:22:54 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
others found apps within seconds.
Turns out they weren't suitable as I explained.
turns out you moved the goalposts, making the suggestions unsuitable.
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
what's worse is that you now admit that your searches were done using
google play and not with a more capable search engine, namely google
itself (or bing, for that matter).
Google Play is the standard to search for apps on Android. You know that
but are nit-picking once more.
nope. it's not the standard at all.

it's *one* way to search, not the only way, and one which is inflexible
and produces sub-standard results.
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
not only that, but you *also* admit to having defective hardware and
show zero interest in fixing it.
Comprehension is not your strong point. I did not mention hardware when I
wrote "USB file transfer doesn't to work properly between my smartphone and
pc".
you mentioned transferring over usb.

usb is hardware.

or are you now going to claim usb ports and usb cables are software?
Post by Jim-P
The problem is to do with drivers. Let me guess, you know how to fix
it but aren't going to tell me.
no, the problem is definitely not drivers.
Jim-P
2018-06-28 12:49:27 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
others found apps within seconds.
Turns out they weren't suitable as I explained.
turns out you moved the goalposts, making the suggestions unsuitable.
I have to admit I didn't fully explain I wanted "folder at a time" by
pointing to the folder.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
what's worse is that you now admit that your searches were done using
google play and not with a more capable search engine, namely google
itself (or bing, for that matter).
Google Play is the standard to search for apps on Android. You know that
but are nit-picking once more.
nope. it's not the standard at all.
it's *one* way to search, not the only way, and one which is inflexible
and produces sub-standard results.
You are right Google Play is one app store and there are others. However I
said Google Play is the standard.

I prefer not to use other apps stores and I prefer not to download from
author sites using the brower on Android becase it requires me to disable
security checking to accept "unkown sources" and I choose not to do that.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
not only that, but you *also* admit to having defective hardware and
show zero interest in fixing it.
Comprehension is not your strong point. I did not mention hardware when I
wrote "USB file transfer doesn't to work properly between my smartphone and
pc".
you mentioned transferring over usb.
usb is hardware.
or are you now going to claim usb ports and usb cables are software?
Almost every external device which connects to a PC via it's USB port needs
a software driver.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
The problem is to do with drivers. Let me guess, you know how to fix
it but aren't going to tell me.
no, the problem is definitely not drivers.
The smartphone driver looks like it's too new for my pc's OS.
nospam
2018-06-28 15:07:03 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
others found apps within seconds.
Turns out they weren't suitable as I explained.
turns out you moved the goalposts, making the suggestions unsuitable.
I have to admit I didn't fully explain I wanted "folder at a time" by
pointing to the folder.
ok, but you're also thinking that android works like windows. it
doesn't.

manually putting photos in separate folders is not an efficient
workflow.

the computer can manage photos for you and do a much better job, along
with music and other assets.
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
what's worse is that you now admit that your searches were done using
google play and not with a more capable search engine, namely google
itself (or bing, for that matter).
Google Play is the standard to search for apps on Android. You know that
but are nit-picking once more.
nope. it's not the standard at all.
it's *one* way to search, not the only way, and one which is inflexible
and produces sub-standard results.
You are right Google Play is one app store and there are others. However I
said Google Play is the standard.
I prefer not to use other apps stores and I prefer not to download from
author sites using the brower on Android becase it requires me to disable
security checking to accept "unkown sources" and I choose not to do that.
i never suggested using other app stores.
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
not only that, but you *also* admit to having defective hardware and
show zero interest in fixing it.
Comprehension is not your strong point. I did not mention hardware when I
wrote "USB file transfer doesn't to work properly between my smartphone and
pc".
you mentioned transferring over usb.
usb is hardware.
or are you now going to claim usb ports and usb cables are software?
Almost every external device which connects to a PC via it's USB port needs
a software driver.
absolutely false.

mice/keyboards are human interface devices (hid), no drivers needed.
hard drives & flash drives are mass storage devices, no drivers needed.
web cameras are video class devices, no drivers needed.
still/video cameras use mtp or ptp to transfer photos, no drivers
needed.

drivers are only needed for non-standard devices.
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
The problem is to do with drivers. Let me guess, you know how to fix
it but aren't going to tell me.
no, the problem is definitely not drivers.
The smartphone driver looks like it's too new for my pc's OS.
what os are you using?

it's not win xp, is it?
Jim-P
2018-06-28 16:24:08 UTC
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Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
others found apps within seconds.
Turns out they weren't suitable as I explained.
turns out you moved the goalposts, making the suggestions unsuitable.
I have to admit I didn't fully explain I wanted "folder at a time" by
pointing to the folder.
ok, but you're also thinking that android works like windows. it
doesn't.
I see Android's file heirarchy as broadly similar to Windows (ignoring the
drive or folder remapping which Android does). Selecting a folder is not a
big deal and Android file managers seem to manage it easily enough.
Post by nospam
manually putting photos in separate folders is not an efficient
workflow.
The picture get placed in their folder by the camera app. I move out those
I want to keep separate into other folders.
Post by nospam
the computer can manage photos for you and do a much better job, along
with music and other assets.
Yes, I agree. I have terabytes of storage for media containing all the
photos I want to keep. I'm a bit stuck right now because the USB transfer
is not complying and I don't like cloud storage, so I transfer picture
files in batches on an SD card. It's a poor arrangement but I don't have
many pictures yet as I am new to the smartphone.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
what's worse is that you now admit that your searches were done using
google play and not with a more capable search engine, namely google
itself (or bing, for that matter).
Google Play is the standard to search for apps on Android. You know that
but are nit-picking once more.
nope. it's not the standard at all.
it's *one* way to search, not the only way, and one which is inflexible
and produces sub-standard results.
You are right Google Play is one app store and there are others. However I
said Google Play is the standard.
I prefer not to use other apps stores and I prefer not to download from
author sites using the brower on Android becase it requires me to disable
security checking to accept "unkown sources" and I choose not to do that.
i never suggested using other app stores.
You said above Google Play Store is "not the standard at all". I would
differ.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
not only that, but you *also* admit to having defective hardware and
show zero interest in fixing it.
Comprehension is not your strong point. I did not mention hardware when I
wrote "USB file transfer doesn't to work properly between my smartphone and
pc".
you mentioned transferring over usb.
usb is hardware.
or are you now going to claim usb ports and usb cables are software?
Almost every external device which connects to a PC via it's USB port needs
a software driver.
absolutely false.
mice/keyboards are human interface devices (hid), no drivers needed.
hard drives & flash drives are mass storage devices, no drivers needed.
web cameras are video class devices, no drivers needed.
still/video cameras use mtp or ptp to transfer photos, no drivers
needed.
drivers are only needed for non-standard devices.
You can see the software driver version number for all those devices in
Windows Device Manager. Go into each one separately. That includes the
HIDs, storage devices and MTP/PTP.

For example, here is an MTP driver.
http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/MOBILES/Microsoft/Microsoft-MTP-Device-Driver-3015040-for-Windows-7-Windows-81.shtml

https://tinyurl.com/ybdc688p

Many drivers come with the operating system, some helpful devices will
contain the driver the pc requires and yet others require drivers to be
provided from elsewhere such as web sites, CDs, or whatever.

Once a driver is enabled for a USB port it does not need reinstalling, so
some of those storage devices can use each other's driver and not request a
new driver. That may gve you a sense that a driver isn't being used.
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
The problem is to do with drivers. Let me guess, you know how to fix
it but aren't going to tell me.
no, the problem is definitely not drivers.
The smartphone driver looks like it's too new for my pc's OS.
what os are you using?
it's not win xp, is it?
nospam
2018-06-28 17:18:01 UTC
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Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
others found apps within seconds.
Turns out they weren't suitable as I explained.
turns out you moved the goalposts, making the suggestions unsuitable.
I have to admit I didn't fully explain I wanted "folder at a time" by
pointing to the folder.
ok, but you're also thinking that android works like windows. it
doesn't.
I see Android's file heirarchy as broadly similar to Windows (ignoring the
drive or folder remapping which Android does). Selecting a folder is not a
big deal and Android file managers seem to manage it easily enough.
ignore the internal file hierarchy.

direct file system access is a relic of the past. it's not needed
anymore.
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
manually putting photos in separate folders is not an efficient
workflow.
The picture get placed in their folder by the camera app. I move out those
I want to keep separate into other folders.
no need for that.
Post by Jim-P
Post by nospam
the computer can manage photos for you and do a much better job, along
with music and other assets.
Yes, I agree. I have terabytes of storage for media containing all the
photos I want to keep. I'm a bit stuck right now because the USB transfer
is not complying and I don't like cloud storage, so I transfer picture
files in batches on an SD card. It's a poor arrangement but I don't have
many pictures yet as I am new to the smartphone.
you need to fix the usb issue.

you can also set up your own private cloud, especially with multiple
terabytes of storage, and enjoy almost all of the benefits of the cloud
without any of the privacy implications.
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what's worse is that you now admit that your searches were done using
google play and not with a more capable search engine, namely google
itself (or bing, for that matter).
Google Play is the standard to search for apps on Android. You know that
but are nit-picking once more.
nope. it's not the standard at all.
it's *one* way to search, not the only way, and one which is inflexible
and produces sub-standard results.
You are right Google Play is one app store and there are others. However I
said Google Play is the standard.
I prefer not to use other apps stores and I prefer not to download from
author sites using the brower on Android becase it requires me to disable
security checking to accept "unkown sources" and I choose not to do that.
i never suggested using other app stores.
You said above Google Play Store is "not the standard at all". I would
differ.
no, i said it's not the standard way to *search* for apps.

the play store is the standard place to download apps but it's *not*
the standard way nor the best way to *search* for them.

search via google, bing or other, then evaluate the results. read
reviews, watch demo videos, look at screen shots, etc.

once you decide which apps are good candidates, *then* download them
via the play store and see how well they work.
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you mentioned transferring over usb.
usb is hardware.
or are you now going to claim usb ports and usb cables are software?
Almost every external device which connects to a PC via it's USB port needs
a software driver.
absolutely false.
mice/keyboards are human interface devices (hid), no drivers needed.
hard drives & flash drives are mass storage devices, no drivers needed.
web cameras are video class devices, no drivers needed.
still/video cameras use mtp or ptp to transfer photos, no drivers
needed.
drivers are only needed for non-standard devices.
You can see the software driver version number for all those devices in
Windows Device Manager. Go into each one separately. That includes the
HIDs, storage devices and MTP/PTP.
all hardware needs a driver of some sort (and windows overcomplicates
things), but almost all of them are built into the os.

with rare exception, the user does not need to install anything to use
hardware. they just connect the device/card/etc. and start using it.

examples:
plug in a usb hid keyboard (i.e., all of them) and it 'just works'.
connect any hard drive and it 'just works'.
plug in a uvc camera (nearly all of them) and it 'just works'.

if the device is non-standard, it might require a custom driver not
already provided by the operating system, in which case, it would need
to be downloaded and installed.

in some cases, that's done entirely automatically simply by connecting
the device, so to the user, the device still 'just works', but with a
brief one-time delay while the install happens in the background. the
user does not need to manually do anything beyond connecting it.
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The smartphone driver looks like it's too new for my pc's OS.
what os are you using?
it's not win xp, is it?
no answer?

i'll take that as a yes, and that you're too embarrassed to admit you
still use xp.

it's time to upgrade.

nospam
2018-06-25 19:31:58 UTC
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Post by Bill W
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
I tried this and all I got was "EZ unEXIF" buit it is cllumsy and it's
approach to batch is not to select a folder but t use "select all". Try
it. It's not user friendly.
in other words, you *did* find a batch removal tool, contrary to your
claim of not being able to find one.

you also don't get to dismiss it because it's 'clumsy'.

i also suggested two alternate options, which you have ignored, one of
which is easy and will do what you want in a more reliable and more
efficient way.
Jim-P
2018-06-26 12:50:41 UTC
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Post by Bill W
It took me about 10 seconds on Google - including batch removal, but
I'm not about to get in the middle of this little dispute. It would
appear that there is a bit of an issue between nospam and the OP.
I have several Windows apps to do batch or bulk removal but not Android.
Can you confirm what you found on Google is actually an Android app?
I tried this and all I got was "EZ unEXIF" buit it is cllumsy and it's
approach to batch is not to select a folder but t use "select all". Try
it. It's not user friendly.
in other words, you *did* find a batch removal tool, contrary to your
claim of not being able to find one.
you also don't get to dismiss it because it's 'clumsy'.
i also suggested two alternate options, which you have ignored, one of
which is easy and will do what you want in a more reliable and more
efficient way.
You are playing to the audience. I though it strange you were distorting
facts in a message but presenting them as truths which put you in a good
light.

Now that I see it happening several times in a row, I see it is not a
mistake but it is your way of saving face.
Savageduck
2018-06-18 17:45:06 UTC
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Post by Alan Browne
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For a mess of photos in a given folder exiftool can remove all location
data (and/or other metadata) with a single command line instruction.
Very fast, too.
/Users/Jim/Pictures/TheRoadTrip
Go to that folder in a terminal window
//this is a Mac or Linux command; in Windows correct as needed.
cd ~/Pictures/TheRoadTrip
exiftool -gps:all= *.jpg
OR
exiftool "-gps*=" *.jpg
use the 2nd one if XMP is being used for location data within the files.>
You can use it on raw files too (*.dng, etc.)
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
There must be a demand for such a thing because Android is very invasive
and shares personal data too readily.
A Google search leads me down this path:
<https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/features/remove-location-data-from-photos-view-
edit-exif-android-windows-mac-iphone-1821872>

or
<https://tinyurl.com/y9bed23v>

<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifedit
or&hl=en_US>

<https://www.guidingtech.com/31763/remove-geo-location-exif-data/>
--
Regards,
Savageduck
Jim-P
2018-06-24 19:43:32 UTC
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Post by Alan Browne
[5 quoted lines suppressed]
For a mess of photos in a given folder exiftool can remove all location
data (and/or other metadata) with a single command line instruction.
Very fast, too.
/Users/Jim/Pictures/TheRoadTrip
Go to that folder in a terminal window
//this is a Mac or Linux command; in Windows correct as needed.
cd ~/Pictures/TheRoadTrip
exiftool -gps:all= *.jpg
OR
exiftool "-gps*=" *.jpg
use the 2nd one if XMP is being used for location data within the files.>
You can use it on raw files too (*.dng, etc.)
I have many Windows tools which will remove EXIF data, including EXIFtool
which I like for its drag and drop option, and some will do it in bulk.
However I can't find a bulk EXIF remover for Android. In fact all I want
is a bulk EXIF location tag remover for Android and I haven't come across
one.
There must be a demand for such a thing because Android is very invasive
and shares personal data too readily.
<https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/features/remove-location-data-from-photos-view-
edit-exif-android-windows-mac-iphone-1821872>
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or > <https://tinyurl.com/y9bed23v>
They like "EXIF Eraser" so I installed it but I found it doesn't do bulk
EXIF erase which is what I want. The site like the granularity the app
provides but that's the opposite of what I want!
Post by Savageduck
<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.xnano.android.photoexifedit
or&hl=en_US>
I went and installed that app too too but again it only does a file at a
time.

Thanks for your help.
Post by Savageduck
<https://www.guidingtech.com/31763/remove-geo-location-exif-data/>
That's onereason to bulk erase all EXIF data on your phone!
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