Hidden Data In Photos

Photos nowadays can have embedded information in them such as make and model, settings used to take the photo, etc. This can be good but also bad depending on what information is embedded.

Similar Track Changes in a document, it is very useful when reviewing and modifying documents but if the same document was sent to say a customer it may not be so great.

In photos there may be things like make and model of the camera. Fine nothing too revealing. Settings used such as ISO, exposure settings Geo-location, date and time, etc. Some images can even have high resolution thumbnails embedded in them.

A useful tool to see if any of these information are in your photos visit Jeffrey’s Exif Viewer

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I.T software professional always studying and applying the knowledge gained and one way of doing this is to blog. Danny also has participates in a part time project called Energy@Home [http://code.google.com/p/energyathome/] for monitoring energy usage on a premise. Dedicated to I.T since studying pure Information Technology since the age of 16, Danny Tsang working in the field that he has aimed for since leaving school. View all posts by Danny → This entry was posted in Camera and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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