Welcome back to Photoshop Lightroom Bridge – your daily portion of tips, tricks and techniques. Today, it’s time for metadata.
Have you ever wondered how to remove the metadata from your images when exporting/publishing images? I don’t mean totally removing metadata from your original images, just removing metadata from the images you’re planning to put online, as an example.
Well, if you wondering that, it’s actually quite easy. I’ll show you how to do it in Lightroom (I assume you’re a Lightroom user).
You may be wondering why you may want to remove metadata from your images, are you not? There may be a few reasons:
- you want to hide all the technical information from your camera from others
- you want to keep file size to minimum
- maybe you took some photos with your compact camera and you want people to think you used your SLR….?
These are just a few ideas that came to my mind, you may have some other reasons.
The easiest way to remove the Metadata is to use Photoshop or Lightroom.
In Photoshop, you go to File > Save for Web & Devices, and set Metadata to None (on the right hand side, under Preview.
In Lightroom, when exporting an image check Minimize Embedded Metadata.
I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know if you have questions/comments.