Mac Apps

Photo Privacy for Mac

cocoaWithChurros today is pleased to announce the availability of "Photo Privacy" on the Mac App Store. Sharing pictures is great and fun, but inadvertely sharing personal information is not so pleasant. "Photo Privacy" helps you by removing the hidden data inside the photo files and creating a private version of your pictures, which you can safely use to upload to your favorite social network or image hosting service.


Most modern cameras and smartphones store some hidden information in the photo files, known as metadata. This metadata can contain very detailed information, for instance, who took the picture, when the picture was taken or even the location, if your camera or smartphone includes a GPS module. Some cameras even store a small copy of the original image inside the picture file. If your editing software does not remove this thumbnail, anyone could see the original image even if you modified the image file.

This information is very useful for photography aficionados, but it may be a risk when the pictures are uploaded to the internet.


"Photo Privacy" is a Metadata removal tool for your Mac which you can use to remove all the private information from your photos. It creates safe copies of your pictures without that private information, which can be safely posted on the internet or emailed, being confident that your personal information is not revealed.

Main Features:
* Removes metadata (GPS, EXIF, IPTC) and thumbnails from your pictures.
* Safe: A new image is created without any private information, keeping your original pictures unmodified.
* Easy to use interface. Two easy steps to get your private pictures.
* Supports RAW, JPEG, PNG, GIF and TIFF image files (RAW support is readonly. RAW files are converted to JPEG files)

Pricing and Availability


Photo Privacy 1.0 is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store. Is only $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) during the first days of the release. Regular price is $3.99 (or equivalent amount in other currencies).


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]