On Windows, there are quite some tools/softwares available on the market to remove the EXIF info of pictures saved in JPG, PNG, or TIFF etc.). Among them, Exif Tag Remover from RL Vision is my favorite as it’s very easy to use due to its intuitive GUI.
However, RL Vision’s Exif Tag Remover doesn’t have a version for Mac (at least as of the day this post is entered). Because now a 21.5inch iMac has become the prime work force for me, I definitely need an equivalent of Exif Tag Remover.
Searching “exif remover mac,” “exif remover for mac,” “mac exif tag remover” in Google, I eventually located a thread in which a user pointed out there is an application called SmallImage for Mac.
Being directed to the website, I found it was a brainchild of a Swiss genius who spent his spare time creating this exif tag remover for Mac. It is a freeware, no a penny charged!
Exif Remover On Mac: SmallImage Can Remove Exif for Images saved as JPG
SmallImage’s latest stable version 2.0.6, which is for Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) or earlier. For Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6), SmallImage is in 3.0Beta2, which I downloaded. SmallImage currently works great for me on Mac OS X 10.6.5..
Because of his work priority, that Swiss genius may not spare too much of time for this of his hobby project. It remains unknown if there is a future stable version to be released.
SmallImage can only remove EXIF for the JPEG images. It doesn’t work for the images saved in PNG, TIFF and a bunch of other formats to be named. Where necessary, it must be converted to the JPG format first for the latter kind of images before the exif can be deleted using SmallImage.
As you can see from the screencapture of SmallImage’s GUI above, to use this exif remover for JPGs, one simply can drag and drop images into the box, then set the parameters accordingly before finally to hit Process to run the application.
For those Mac users who need an exif tag deletion application, I strongly recommend to have SmallImage, it won’t disappoint you! Please visit SmallImage’s Official Page where once can download its stable 2.0.6 for Mac OS X 10.5 or earlier or 3.0b2 for Mac OS X 10.6.