Some Software Will Strip Geo-Metadata From Photos

I discovered in the course of doing these investigations that some, but not all, software operations appear to remove geo-metadata from image files.

Mac Mail, for example retains the geo-metadata when I emailed a JPEG photo at “Actual Size”, but strips it when I use any of the three resizing options.  Does Apple consider this a privacy protection feature?

Mac Preview appears not to strip the geo-metadata when I re-sized and saved an image.

WordPress has problems.  I wanted to post the photo whose metadata I analyzed in How iPhone 5 Geo-Tags Photos. I could not add the photo, then simulate a reader grabbing it, without losing the geo-metadata.

Test the handling of geo-metadata in your workflow before committing to it.

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