FW Editor: What are your plans or objectives in the near future?
guy bashan: Add more functionalists to ExifEraser:
- Allow adding a folder by dragging and dropping it on ExifEraser
- When clicking ExifEraser link (on the top right of the application) the site will be launched and notify if there is a new version
- Add support for windows shell context menu, allowing to delete EXIF by right clicking on a folder and selecting "Eraser EXIF" option.
FW Editor: How and when did you start writing the code for EXIF Eraser? What inspired you the most? Do you plan to develop new software, or are you more focused on optimizing the current ones?
guy bashan: I started writing it few months ago. I needed a tool that can massively remove EXIF information from photos, without damaging the quality of the photo. I wanted to keep it a simple as possible. I plan on writing more small free utilities in the future.
FW Editor: EXIF Eraser is one of the best, if not even the best EXIF data eraser from the market. What is the secret?
guy bashan: - Erase all: EXIF/IPTC/XMP meta data
- Doesn't do any damage to the photo
- Allows massive deletion of folders
- Needs no installation
- Portable and run from any USB device on any Windows operating system.
FW Editor: Can you tell us more about EXIF data?
guy bashan: EXIF (Exchangeable Image File) data is a record of what camera settings were used to take a photograph. This data is recorded into the actual image file. Therefore each photograph has its own unique data. EXIF data stores information like camera model, exposure, aperture, ISO, what camera mode was used and whether or not a flash fired.
FW Editor: EXIF Eraser is a portable application. That means no installation is required in order to use EXIF Eraser. It is possible to use EXIF Eraser directly from a portable device? (USB for example)
guy bashan: yes
FW Editor: Why would you recommend EXIF Eraser over any other similar application?
guy bashan: Yes I would. Other applications don't allow massively deleting EXIF information, but ask you to specify from which files EXIF information should be removed. EXIF Eraser is designed to massively remove EXIF data from entire folder and it can even recursively clean EXIF information from it's sub-folders. If a folder contains files other than photos, EXIF Eraser simply ignores them.
FW Editor: Is there any customer support service for EXIF Eraser users?
guy bashan: Yes. support is given on mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FW Editor: What is your favorite EXIF Eraser option and why?
guy bashan: Erasing EXIF data ;-)
FW Editor: Do you have any message for EXIF Eraser users?
guy bashan: I will be happy to get feedback and hear your opinion.
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