ExifCleaner – image metadata tool

Last Updated on September 1, 2020


ExifCleaner is built on the wonderful ExifTool library. The user interface is clean and uncluttered. But if you’re a stickler for all your programs having the same style, you might be disappointed.

While the program has menu entries for Undo and Redo, they don’t undo or redo the changes to the metadata. In fact, they do precisely nothing, which the author acknowledges. But confusingly the menu entries haven’t been removed.

The developer deliberately avoids adding preference toggles, as he’s concerned about feature bloat.

The developer claims memory usage is around 120MB. But this is not borne out by our tests. ps_mem reports that memory usage centers around a whopping 352MB of RAM. Why the large memory footprint? In one word, Electron.

If you’re not looking to blast away all metadata, but change it, there’s lots of useful open source tools. We recommend Photini, ExifTool, Exiv2, and others.

Website: exifcleaner.com
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: szTheory
License: MIT License

ExifCleaner is written in TypeScript. Learn TypeScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Summary

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