What does a photo say about you?
Of course, there are the visuals, but there is far more than that that a photo uploaded to social media may say about you! All files, including images, can contain hidden data. Knowing how to read this data can reveal far more than you want.
Thus, today we will have a look at which information can be hidden in your photo and how you can check it using Get-Metadata.com.
Hidden Data In Photos
There are many different kinds of information that is hidden in your pictures. Some of them can be used to recreate certain shots, others should probably stay secret.
The following list gives a small overview of data that is stored in your photos. It’s not exhaustive and information can vary between images. To get a complete overview of the hidden exif information of your photo, check out the tutorial at the end of this article.
What Information Can Be Found In My Fotos?
To make it a bit easier to browse through the various data that your photos give away about you, we divided them into groups.
1. Image File Information
Information about the image file is often not a big secret. It includes the size of the image (dimension, width & height), the orientation (horizontal or vertical), color balance, the file format (JPG, PNG, etc.) and name, and the like.
What’s interesting here, however, is that a photo or picture can also contain information about it being retouched.
2. Camera Specifics
Images also contain information about the camera that was used to take it. It doesn’t matter if a DSLR or phone camera was used.
The information includes the model and make of the camera, the number of megapixels, which lens was used, etc.
3. Camera Settings
Next to information about the camera itself, there is also information about the settings used by the camera that can be found in a photo. This information differs depending on the camera used as some cameras allow you to tweak a lot more settings than others. For example, a DSLR allows far more modification inside the camera than an iPhone camera might.
Some of the settings that can be stored in your photo are the aperture, brightness, use of auto-focus, flash, ISO, f-stop, shutter speed, and more!
4. Date Information
Different dates are also stored in your image file. This ranges from the date the image was taken to the date it was last opened or modified.
This is probably the most important and also scary information that your photo may contain about you. When you post an image of yourself on social media, you may not only want people to know where you are that very moment.
Some cameras save location information such as GPS coordinates in the photo. Thus, before sharing your photos with the world, make sure you really want all the information people can get out from them out there.
How Can I Check My Photos For Hidden Information?
Now you know what information can be hidden in your photos. But what does your picture actually give away? To find out, all you need is Get-Metadata.com, a service that checks all hidden data of your file for you.
- Go to www.get-metadata.com
- Upload your photo by using drag & drop, uploading it from your hard drive, using a link, or uploading it from a cloud storage
- Click on “Start Analyzing File“
- Depending on the size of the image, it will take a short while until you can see all information that can possibly be read from your photo, listed in alphabetical order