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How to See Exactly Where a Photo Was Taken (and Keep Your Location Private)

Discussion in 'Digital photography' started by ireland, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. ireland

    ireland Active member

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    How to See Exactly Where a Photo Was Taken (and Keep Your Location Private)
    Modern smartphone embed GPS coordinates in each photo they take. Yes, those photos you’re taking have location data embedded in them — at least by default. Many modern digital cameras also do this.

    You can often play Internet detective, peeking at hidden details in photos you see online to find out where they were taken. You may want to hide this information when sharing sensitive photos online.

    Find the GPS Coordinates
    This information is stored as “metadata” embedded in the photo files themselves. All you have to do is view the file’s properties and look for it. It’s a bit like the potentially incriminating information that can be stored along with Microsoft Office documents or PDF files.

    This is built into Windows. Download the image file to your computer, right-click it, select Properties, and click the Details tab. Look for the Latitude and Longitude coordinates under GPS.


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