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Viewing & Editing EXIF data on Android

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30 Jun 2022, 19:24 GMT+10

Exif data provides information about a photograph, including shutter speed, aperture, exposure time, time taken, geolocation, etc. Using your smartphone to check and edit this information is simple.

Here are instructions on how to view EXIF data on Android.

The simplest approach to viewing your photo metadata is to take the simplest method. Google Photos will be used to check out this information since it's ubiquitous on Android devices currently.

Google Photos requires some setup if you have never used it before. To get started, open a photo.

By tapping or swiping up on the photo, you can reveal a three-dot menu.

A nice, readable format of the photo's EXIF data will be displayed. The data includes:

  • When the photo was taken (Date and time);
  • Size, resolution, and name of the image
  • Information about the camera (aperture, exposure time, focal length, and ISO);
  • If you have enabled location, we provide you with location data, lat/long, and a map.

Viewing basic EXIF data is simple and quick. You're done if you want to accomplish just that. Continue on if you want to take this data a step further.

Advanced EXIF Data Editing and Removal for Android Devices

To view more information about your photos-or to remove data, you will need to use a third-party application from the Play Store and not Google's native functionality.

Photo EXIF Editor will be used for this purpose. Free download is available, however the Pro version ($1.99), which removes ads and shows raw data, may be more useful if you use the app frequently.

But if you don't want to purchase the premium version and have macOS, you can use EXIF editor that will fulfill the same purpose or even more than that.

Coming back to the photo exif editor app for android, install it and open it. On the launch screen, you'll find three options: "Photos," "Photo Map," and "Browse." Tap "Photos."

It opens all photos taken recently on the device or added recently to it by default from the "Recent" menu. To edit or view a photo, simply tap on it.

You can also use the "Browse" option on the startup screen to access your images more deeply by diving into the device's internal storage.

An image's EXIF data is displayed once you select it. Please take your time exploring this list, as it gets quite long and granular.

The details in some images may not be present as some cameras do not record this much data. In the top right corner, tap the little eyeball icon to hide the data that isn't available. By doing this, you will be able to parse all the available information more easily.

Tap the "Exif" button beside the eyeball if you wish to remove EXIF data.

It's fairly easy to use the "Remove EXIF" screen. You can delete data by checking the box next to it. To get rid of it all, just click on the top checkbox, which will tick everything.

Tap Save in the top right when you've selected the data to remove.

Once the data is removed, the image closes. Simple as that.

Conclusions

Having EXIF data on your computer can certainly prove useful. When a picture is taken, it's nice to know where and when it was taken.

You might also want to remove this kind of information before sharing an image publicly. Android doesn't have a native method for removing EXIF data, but Photo EXIF Editor does the job quite well.

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