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[WMTech] Exif Location Data Remover 1.0.2

Protect Your Users By Removing Hidden Location Content From Attachments

Feature Summary

  • Removes Hidden Location Data
  • Works with Thread Posts, Conversation Messages, Avatars
  • Works with XenForo Media Gallery
  • Works with Showcase
  • Optionally Stores removed Exif Data Separately
  • Exif Data Viewer in ACP
  • Security Hint In Uploader
  • Compatible with All Well-Coded Add-Ons

Product Details

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 them 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 EXIF information of each attachment (only if the option to store EXIF data is enabled).

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 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 extensively 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!

Current 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, this add-on cannot be installed at Xenforo 1.1.x or smaller.
You also need to run minimum PHP 5.4 to use this add-on.

You can find detailled installation instructions for this add-on at our support forum:
[wmtech] Exif Data Remover - Manual, Instructions & Installation / Upgrade Guide | WebMachine Technologies - Quality Add-Ons and Plugins for XenForo

Instructions and Admin/User-Manual:
We care about our add-ons!
This is why you can find a manual and detailed instructions at our support site
[wmtech] Exif Data Remover - Manual, Instructions & Installation / Upgrade Guide | WebMachine Technologies - Quality Add-Ons and Plugins for XenForo

Language Options:
All our premium paid add-ons include a language file for "Deutsch [Du]" (german) free of charge. Please note that the language file does not include translations for phrases used only in the Admin Control Panel (ACP).
We also provide a language file for translation as a free download at our support site. Download and translate it into any language of your choice!

Branding/Copyright Notice Removal:
This add-on features a small copyright notice in the footer of your web site. The copyright can be removed for a payment of a small fee.


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