Author Topic: Delete all metdata using ExifTool direct  (Read 2140 times)

Quisquose

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Delete all metdata using ExifTool direct
« on: May 21, 2021, 12:21:19 PM »
I successfully managed to use the command exiftool -all:all= -r /path/to/files/ in a command console window to remove all metadata from one specified file.

I would like to be able to do the same thing but using a saved predefined preset in the ExifTool direct command line of ExifTool GUI, but I can't figure out how the command (shown above) needs to be amended to work there.

I tried all sorts of variations, but I either got an error message or the status bar said: "1 image files unchanged" (sic)

Can anybody let me know the correct syntax to use please?

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StarGeek

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Re: Delete all metdata using ExifTool direct
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2021, 05:15:34 PM »
Obligatory ExifToolGUI no longer has support post, as per the sticky thread in this sub-forum.

There should already be a menu item (see Remove Metadata under the Modify Menu docs) so you might try that first.

But otherwise, I would guess you would just remove exiftool and the file paths
-all:all= -r
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