SnapsCleaner
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Verify and remove metadata in JPEG files.   Shareware ($30.00)
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SnapsCleaner is an application to verify and remove metadata in JPEG files. Also, it can verify the JPEG datastream itself. The verification is normally required, because many tools that insert metadata like IPTC into a JPEG file, do not insert them following to the standards. Also, some tools add additional information about your system (like pathes) that you do not want to share. And such non standard metadata maybe cause crashes in picture databases at your customers. So, this maybe cause a loss of customers or extra costs. SnapsCleaner helps you to avoid all this problems.
What's New
Version 1.4: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later






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Aikousha commented on 29 Jul 2007
A few things I'd like to point out.
Unlike version 1.0, which I couldn't get to work at all --- all files ended up unchanged in the "BAD" folder, this version seems to do fairly well. Definitely better than SmallImage, which actually added large amounts of space to files.
However, there are some flaws with this, definitely minor, though.
First, it counts every single file in the demo mode, so all those invisible files get counted, leaving me with a test bed of only 5 real files. Picky, but hey, it should be ignoring anything that it cannot process, including invisible and text files (which it sends to the "BAD" folder).
Second, the method of requiring an input and output directory is distinctly un-mac-like and very counterintuitive, in general, with today's computers. Drag and dropping a group of files or a folder onto the application or dock icon (or app window), should be the preferred method, with either the output going to a specific directory, or being tagged with "clean" or something similar in the same directory.
Third, the routines cannot handle long or even two-byte text in directories. I'm not certain if this problem follows to two-byte text in files, but it does make me wonder what would happen if I tossed it a directory of Japanese files.

Also, for $30, It would have to deal with ALL graphic file-types, TIFF, GIF, BMP, and anything else that can have metadata stuffed into it. And I would also like it to automatically remove all this data while I work with photoshop (which often sticks up to 40K worth of garbage into a file, even when you have the settings set to not do this). $30 otherwise is incredibly steep, even if you are removing this data from thousands of files at a time... A thing I can't test for since I can only get five files at a time.

Suggestion: for $5 more, you can buy another GREAT Lemke product, GraphicConverter, and just resave these graphic files without metadata. Actually, maybe this function can be built into graphic converter..., maybe?
[Version 1.1]

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Ilgaz replied on 10 Jan 2011
I guess the price and function of the application is intended for professional/semi professional and very advanced users who deals with _huge_ amount of images. I speak about 10.000+ league.
I own Graphic Converter and several other tools along with open source projects like the stuff coming with Fink. Trust me, when dealing with images who are way beyond 1000 mark, you really don't want any problematic metadata/decompression chances. For example, a licensed professional image sells for $100 or more in some cases and if you sell something with a single bit of bad metadata, you will be in huge trouble.
Price is expensive yes but, how many people he will be able to sell this very specialized tool?
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Corpsecorps reviewed on 03 May 2006
I like what it does just fine. Would like to see a few other minor operations appear, but it's slick.

Then there's the cost. $30 for this??!
Insane!

And until you pay you can't batch more than 10 items, so you can't even get a good concept of how fast it will work on big jobs.

If it were $5, i'd snap it up.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Feb 2004
Great program. Reduces JPEG file sizes really well. Really nice program.
[Version 1.0]


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Version Downloads:2,919
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Shareware
Date:22 Oct 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $30.00
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SnapsCleaner is an application to verify and remove metadata in JPEG files. Also, it can verify the JPEG datastream itself. The verification is normally required, because many tools that insert metadata like IPTC into a JPEG file, do not insert them following to the standards. Also, some tools add additional information about your system (like pathes) that you do not want to share. And such non standard metadata maybe cause crashes in picture databases at your customers. So, this maybe cause a loss of customers or extra costs. SnapsCleaner helps you to avoid all this problems.


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