As its name suggests, MetaCleaner is a straightforward and lightweight application developed to make it as easy as possible for users to remove hidden metadata from pictures. In today’s world, a lot of our daily devices have built-in cameras, making it very easy to take pictures whenever we please. However, since most of these devices also have location tracking capabilities, it’s no wonder that pictures can become a lot bulkier because of all the metadata.

This is where MetaCleaner comes into play, as it provides users with a simple way of wiping clean the metadata associated with modern pictures and, ultimately, reduce their size massively.

Getting started with MetaCleaner is as easy as one can imagine: users simply have to download the archive, unzip it, and run the application via its executable file, no extra hassle required. Then, users can load one or multiple pictures, and benefit from all the extra features the app provides them with.

For example, MetaCleaner allows users to add copyright texts, adjust the output quality, the final size. It’s worth noting that users are provided with the option of choosing the level of transparency and the position for the copyright text. In addition, users can also choose to add various texts to the output file names, as well as use the app’s basic image effect processor.

Once all the settings are in place, the pictures can be processed in bulk. However, before that, the app will prompt users to select an output folder. All in all, it may not be the most stylish tool of this type, but MetaCleaner works exactly as intended.

It’s very easy to use, it's free, requires no installation or extra configurations, and it’s extremely lightweight, making it perfect for photographers who are always on the go, as it can be easily stored almost anywhere in the online medium, including in one’s email.