[Digikam-users] How to remove IPTC tags.

Daniel Bauer linux at daniel-bauer.com
Tue Dec 4 08:34:07 GMT 2007

On Tuesday 04 December 2007, Paristo wrote:
> I get help from here to use exiv2 -d command for remove iptc tags what
> might be reason why digikam dont start on me and "crash" to "reading
> database" part while SVN --debug compile dont give reason because it
> works then but is slower.
> ...

If you just want to remove all "non-pixel-info" from your files you could use 
imagemagick with the -strip option in combination with the find utility, like 
for example:

cd orig-dir
find . -name "*.jpg" |xargs -i basename "{}" jpg|xargs -i convert -quality 
88 -interlace line -strip -verbose {}jpg ../stripped-dir/{}jpg

(^ the latter two lines should be all in one line)

This is how I do it. With this command a copy of all jpg-files in "orig-dir" 
will be written to "stripped-dir" very fast (here with quality 88 and 
interlaced). More info can be found here: http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/

As Arnd wrote it is always a good idea to have a backup of the original files 
before trying anything new...


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