StripPhoric – Getting rid of the PNG and JPG tags
The StripPhoric is one of the free and awesome tool used for removing the PNG and JPG metadata, trimming the file size, and removing all kinds of details like geotags which evidently protects the privacy. This program is quite basic and compared to the other tools is less annoying and if you are looking out for easy tool to use, then this tool is hard to compete with. StripPhoric has got extensive features and one of the distinct one and is available as a 404KB installer. This could be a small problem as you would be wishing if it could be portable.
Luckily, there are no hidden aspects like adware, payload, and any kind of unwanted extras. And the interesting aspect is that if you simply install it and copy the 95KB StripPhoric.exe executable file, then it can be run at anyplace and anytime. Simply launch the StripPhoric and select the target files. You could either select or click the two options – ‘Add Directory’ and ‘Add Files’ button or you could simply drag and drop the these buttons on to the program.
In addition, there are two major modes of operation to select from. The first one is ‘Default’ which is used for striping all the given metadata. The another one is ‘Basic’ which keeps the most common used fields like color and aspect. It is quite easy and all you have to do is choose the preferred kind of mode and click the ‘Strip Files’ and the StripPhoric would then rewrite the image which are tag free.
Here the keyword is to rewrite as the program would replace the source files available with the reduced version of the tool. Now this would not cause any kind of issue, but most analyst would recommend that you work with those aspect which have copies, until you are quite confident with the available ones and even if the new images will be proper.
An interesting aspect of the StripPhoric is that it is very much basic and provides no amount of good control over the given operations. However, the interesting aspect is that it is quite easy to use and provides the basic ability of working with PNG and JPGs which is an added advantage.