Remove Metadata from Your Files with Metadata Cleaner

Metadata Cleaner is a free and open source file metadata remover application for Linux. It helps to delete metadata from your files to protect your privacy. In natural every file comes with some metadata. example photos taken from camera comes with information like when a picture was taken and what camera was used. So if you need to share the file and want to hide these metadata information then you can use Metadata Cleaner to delete these tiny data from your file.

Metadata Cleaner

Using Metadata Cleaner you can remove or delete metadata from avi, bmp, css, epub/ncx, flac, gif, jpeg, m4a/mp2/mp3, mp4, odc/odf/odg/odi/odp/ods/odt, off/opus/oga/spx, pdf, png, ppm, pptx/xlsx/docx , svg/svgz , tar/tar.gz/tar.bz2/tar.xz , tiff, torrent, wav, wmv, zip file formats. It comes with lightweight mode and keyboard shortcuts support. It is released under GPL-3.0-or-later license.

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Install Metadata Cleaner on Ubuntu

Metadata Cleaner is available as a flatpak package. First install flatpak if you don’t have. Restart your system and run below Metadata Cleaner flatpak installation command in terminal (ctrl+alt+t).

flatpak install flathub fr.romainvigier.MetadataCleaner

Then run Metadata Cleaner using this command.

flatpak run fr.romainvigier.MetadataCleaner

Add files using the top add files button. Then click the right finger print icon to view the metadata of that file.

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Then click the clean button to remove the metadata and click the save to save the new file.

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