Option to strip some metadata on upload (GPS/geolocation privacy)
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Geotagging photos is great, but we should make it easy to strip it out in some cases.

There's no reason to have GPS metadata in pictures of e.g. common household items that some unsuspecting Wikipedian has taken in their living room, and then found that their house's full GPS co-ordinates are now on the internets.

Version: 1.16.x
Severity: enhancement

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werdna created this task.Aug 20 2009, 6:14 PM

Ideal interface is probably something like:

  • pick your file
  • hit 'upload'

*chug chug chug it uploads*

  • Confirmation screen shows thumbnail of your file, its name, description, and


  • If GPS location data is included, display a notice with the coordinates *and

a map*

  • Give option to complete the upload, complete the upload but strip the

location data, or cancel the upload.

Listing bug 16437 (interstitial upload preview) as a dependency.

  • Bug 35514 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Badon added a comment.Mar 27 2012, 7:18 PM

Check out my dupe bug for a description of why more than just GPS EXIF data needs to possible to remove. (The keywords "EXIF" and "EXIF data" are now in this bug report, so it'll turn up for people searching for dupes.)

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