Save for the Web (Shift + Ctrl + Alt + S) and then choose None for Metadata.
Is it that simple? Thank you! Now, if I have 100 photos, how would I do it? Do I set an action, or is there a batch method?
Yeah, record save for the web in a action and apply to all.
When searching the Web, I come across alot of plug-ins. Would any of them be recommended?
Your question is too general. It's a bit like asking "When cruising around town I see a lot of cars for sale - would any of them be recommended?"
What do you need a plug-in to do?
"What do you need a plug-in to do?"
I've checked the sites and also followed your intructions for the Photoshop CS5.
Many thanks for the options.
"What do you need a plug-in to do?"To strip exif data and tags.
Sorry, I thought you were asking a follow-on question. It didn't make any sense that you would ask about a plug-in if you were already told how to do it in Photoshop.
Frankly, it doesn't make all that much sense to use Photoshop at all for the task.
Have a look at the freeware viewer called IrfanView. I believe it can be set to batch process a group of images, and save them back out without metadata.
Thanks so much, you all have been very helpful.
Barbara, consider also 3rd party utilities. For professional use, I suggest this EXIF data eraser -- since it's very accurate and quite straightforward. For simplistic usage, Save for Web or just re-saving to another format is enough.
This is awesome, thank you for your link and explanation, this seems very user friendly.
I tried saving to a differnt format. Most of the EXIF data has gone, but it appears to remember the original creation date, which is what I want to remove, as I don't want it to be known which day the original photo was taken.
The "All Metadata (new file)" option from my Bulk Remove All Selected Items.jsx script will remove all metadata while retaining layers (this particular script is for interactive single image use).
This version would be better for batch processing:
I usually use ExifTool to batch remove all metadata:
exiftool -all= -CommonIFD0= --icc_profile:all 'full path to file'