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#1 _74lh4me_

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 04:14 PM

Hi all out there. Im a 50 something with moderate computer skills.
I was just about to post pics of my new LH rebuild project and realised the images were too large. I checked the properties of the images to resize them. It was at this point i saw that my phone had gps tagged the location of the photos, i.e. my garage address.
Please be warned that this can lead a savvy theif right to your door.
If you take photos with a phone, turn off the gps or better still use an old school digital camera.
Thanks and stay safe

#2 Shiney005


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:44 PM

Good point Phil. I have only just bought my first smart phone so I have a lot to learn. I have mates who won't let people in their sheds with phones.

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 08:16 PM

Yep, best to turn off geo location on all photos!

Be good too if this forum SW could automatically strip out the location data within the photo as they are uploaded in case someone forgets! Admins - is that possible?

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 06:54 PM

Not only phones, but some cameras (digital) have GPS & wifi transfer, just make sure these features are turned off

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 08:18 AM

Yep, I turned my location off for photos. It’s a security risk for sure. I’ve also never photographed any of my cars at home for the same reason. You can’t be too careful.


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Posted 23 November 2019 - 09:00 AM

Best option is to download an app such as “trash exif” or similar. It removes all attached data from a pic.

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 10:32 AM

Can we pin this 

Pretty important info and a trap for the unwary

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