[WMTech] Exif Location Data Remover

[WMTech] Exif Location Data Remover 1.0.2

No permission to buy ($19.00)
Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.2
  2. 1.3
  3. 1.4
  4. 1.5
Commercial, Paid License
Visible branding
Yes, but removable with payment
Exif Data Remover is an essential tool for professional XenForo boards to protect their users. Nowadays with GPS connected smartphones used to shoot photos, most pictures include hidden meta data (called "Exif" for "Exchangeable Image File Format") with information about the exact location where the photo was made (beside of other information). Many people do not even know that each uploaded photo made with their smartphone will give all people viewing the photo easy access to their real location!

Responsible web site owners therefore delete all such hidden data in all uploaded images automatically. This is exactly the purpose of our add-on. But there is even more. ;)

This add-on reliably deletes all hidden information in all uploaded attachments, thus making your web site an secure environment for your users. Nobody can stalk your users any more! We support attachments to posts and conversations as well as images uploaded into the XenForo Media Gallery (XFMG) and the Showcase add-on. All other add-ons using the default XenForo attachment system will also be covered automatically. In case a users uploads a photo made by himself as an avatar, any hidden meta location data will also be removed.

To show your users that you care about them an optional hint, that hidden meta data will be removed from a picture, can be shown in the uploader (see screenshot).

We do not only remove the hidden data from uploaded pictures but also (optionally) store the removed data separately in case you need it in the future (e.g. to rebuild any cache in XFMG). Some photo web sites make legitimate use of meta data hidden in attached pictures. XFMG features an exif rebuild feature which is fully compatible with our add-on.

If you want to take a look at the removed meta data, there is a new feature in the attachment browser in XF Admin Control Panel (ACP) to view the separately stored information of each attachment.

The options of our add-on allows to disable the security hint for uploaders, to disable the EXIF data cache and to delete all EXIF data already stored.

Our Code Quality Guarantee:
We guarantee that our add-ons are coded very carefully and thoughtfully by professional PHP, JS & MySQL programmers. The code is robust and written with performance and reliability in mind. It has been tested extensivly before being released and can be used even at large forum installations.
We also guarantee that our add-on does NOT use and does NOT include any callbacks. It does not ever transfer any of your data to a foreign server!

Requirements & Compatibility:
This add-on is compatible with Xenforo 1.2.x (tested with XenForo 1.2.5), XenForo 1.3.x (tested with XenForo 1.3.1), XenForo 1.4.x (tested with XenForo 1.4.8) and XenForo 1.5.x (tested with XenForo 1.5.1). Sorry, not compatible with XenForo 1.1 or smaller.
We require minimum PHP 5.4 to be installed.
This add-on is compatible with PHP 7 !

Demonstration Information:
Like to try this product out? No problem!
Demo can be found >>here<<.

Detailed Installation / Upgrade Intructions can be found at our support site (direct link). We recommend reading it.

Instructions & Manual:
We care about our add-ons!
This is why you can find detailed instructions at our support site:


Purchase Process:
If you want to buy this add-on, please click at the "Buy Now" button above. Additional information about the purchase an licensing process can be found here:
Purchase And Download Process - Information | WebMachine Technologies - Quality Add-Ons and Plugins for XenForo

Branding/Copyright Notice Removal:
This add-on features a small copyright notice in the footer of your web site. If you would like to remove the copyright, please purchase a Branding Removal License from us for a small fee.
Additional information about the branding and a screenshot of the branding can be found here:
Copyright Notice, Branding And Removal - Information | WebMachine Technologies - Quality Add-Ons and Plugins for XenForo

Translation Info:
Our add-ons are fully phrased and can be translated into any language. A german translation is already included in the package, if you purchase this add-on. If you translate our add-on into a foreign language, we kindly ask you to release this translation to the public at XenForo.com or at our site wmtech.net. To make it easier for potential translators, you can find the original english language xml file of this add-on for download >>HERE<<. Please note, that all content of the language file is copyright protected and owned by us. Do not use it in your own projects without asking us before!

See attached screenshots for a visual impression with this add-on.

This is a WMTech XenForo addon. There has been a lot of care and work done to code it with focus at you, our valued customer. Paying for it respects our work done and enables us to code even more quality software for you. Please respect and protect our intelectual property and DO NOT forward it to any third parties (not even your external developers). We have included digital "fingerprints" into the files of each single package, so we may be able to track a reported abuse of our license back to the licensee. Please help us to fight against piracy and contact us, if you get any knowledge about pirated software or the illegal use or provision of this software.
This add-on (like all of our add-ons) features a license check url which we use to check your site for using a valid license. Licenses for our add-ons are valid only if this check feature works like intended. See our description of the license check process in the License Check Information document at our web site.
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Great Addon! 5 stars. My members love it! Only option I'd like to see is the possibility to remove Exif Data from images uploaded before the addon was installed.
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