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inte

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deleting specific metadata
« on: December 06, 2012, 02:33:08 PM »
Successfully deleted all metadata from a batch of images using "exiftool -all= "

Now looking to delete certain metadata, specifically shutter speed, aperture, and camera make/model

Is there a list of tags someplace to pick out this data? Searched the site & found examples, but haven't encountered a comprehensive list of tags yet

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Re: deleting specific metadata
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 06:56:04 PM »
Here is a complete list of ExifTool tags.

(don't ask the question if you didn't want to know the answer... :P )

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...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).

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Re: deleting specific metadata
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 11:31:57 PM »
Awesome! Looking to remove ISO, f-stop, shutter speed, and camera model info - would the command line look something like this? (Didn't find a tag for shutter speed in the Nikon section)

exiftool -Make -Model -ISO -LensFStops=

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Re: deleting specific metadata
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 07:20:03 AM »
I'm not sure why you're looking in the Nikon section because it sounds like you want to remove standard EXIF information.  Also, makernotes tags may not be deleted individually.  If you want to get rid of them, you must remove the entire makernotes.  So maybe something like this is what you want:

exiftool -make= -model= -fnumber= -exposuretime= -iso= -makernotes= FILE

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...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).