I will guide to you in a simple and clever way to remove EXIF information (metadata) from your images, using just command line’s utilities.
exiftool command utility.
For other systems check the exiftool website.
Optionally you can create a new directory with a copy of the files in case you want to conserve the original ones with the EXIF data on them.
Create a temporary directory where you can paste all the images to remove their metadata:
Copy the images over this directory:
cp ~/Pictures/holidays ~/Pictures/tmp
Now create a file that will contain the script:
Past the following the following code into the file:
Make sure to replace
~/Pictures/tmpwith the desired path to the images to remove metadata. Note: it will replace them!
Save script and mark it as runnable by giving it executable permissions:
chmod +x remove_metadata.sh
The script can be ran from the command line or doing double-click over an icon in you GNU/Linux system.
You won’t have to worry anymore about any GEO localization, edits, dates, etc.