In our last article, we have talked about the importance of checking your images, videos and other files for hidden data. Always make sure that you know what your file says about you when you share or send it somewhere!
But how can you do that? Today, we will answer this question. It doesn’t take much and all you need is your file, an internet connection, and:
Check Hidden Data Of Your File
In the article mentioned above, we already mentioned this:
Not all the hidden data of your file can be checked out using the details tab of the file properties. It does reveal some information, like file size or creation date. And some information like the file name is plainly visible in the folder structure as well.
But most metainformation is actually hidden in a way that you can not check it without some help. The following tutorial will show you how you can easily do that using a website only.
- Go to Get-Metadata.com
- Upload your file via drag&drop or browsing your device or a cloud storage
- Click on “Start Analyzing File”
- Check the result on the following page
All the hidden metadata this tool could find will be listed in a table. Depending on the data inside your file, this table can be rather long, e.g. for video files with multiple audio and video tracks.
On the left side, you will see the description of the metadata key, and on the right, its value. Many of these keys are self-explanatory. However, some are not. Luckily, some of the keys are linked to a page with more information about the specific metadata key. The list is not complete, but steadily growing.