EXIF Data in your Photos. Powerful but Dangerous! BE Aware!

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Real Estate Agent with Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert DRE #SA554748000
EXIF Data in your Digital Photos is a two-edged sword.  It is quite enabling.  Here is an example of one of my photos and it's related EXIF contents.
 
EXIFData.com Screen Capture
 
Here is a screen shot detailing the GPS portion ot the data IN THE PICTURE file.
 
GPS Data in the EXIF Portion of the jpg file
 
In my case, I wanted the GPS information for my picture.  However, the results may not always be what we want.  The example above was created at exifdata.com. You can get the data for yourself by saving a picture to your system then browsing for it and submitting it to EXIFDATA.com.
 
Check out this article.  Do a Google Search on EXIF Data and see what is there.  This could be a very powerful way to track fugitives out on bond. 

John McAfee found via EXIF Data on Photograph

 

Comments (4)

Lee Jinks
Jinks Realty - McAllen, TX

Catching a fugitive makes EXIF data "Dangerous?"  I consider it quite useful.

Feb 03, 2013 01:28 PM
John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

I agree, Lee.  I see the EXIF Data to be quite useful. I bought the GPS Camera specifically because it creates the EXIF GPS information. 

It could mostly be dangerous to people who do not want their positions tracked.

Feb 03, 2013 01:38 PM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Interesting; I knew GPS data could "show" up in photos, but was not aware of the specifics.
Feb 16, 2013 08:55 PM
John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

Thanks, Carol, for your comment.  I edited the post to show how to get the EXIF data for any photograph that can be saved from the Internet or other electronic source. Go to http://EXIFDATA.com and follow the directions there.

Feb 17, 2013 01:15 AM