EXIF being stripped

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EXIF data that I have entered into my photo files, such as tags, comments, titles etc. seem to be stripped when uploading (either via email or the Uploadr), once the photos are present on Flickr, unless I re-enter the data in the Uploadr.
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Brett Butterfield, El Capitan

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We do not strip out any meta-data from media as it passes through Pixelpipe. The exact photo, video or audio file that you send to us is delivered to all of your chosen destinations EXIF and all.

You could however be losing your EXIF info if you are reducing the resolution in advance of upload. It's an option found under Preferences in the Uploadr and could be happening without your knowledge if you are sending an MMS or email from your phone.

Get back to us if you continue to experience issues and we'll be happy to help you out.
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I can show that exic (Inc iptc and gps) don't get stripped in mac flickr uploadr port to flickr, 23, 72photos, smugmug, zooomr or ipernity
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I can't find the resolution reduction setting in the Android app. And it is resizing my pictures, removing all EXIF data at the same time. Is it a hidden setting?
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I have a similar problem. When I upload a picture using the Pixelpipe 1.03 for Symbian (S60v5), the location is not extracted from the picture. An example is here: . That picture was then piped into twitpic and if you click on “View full size”, download it and then open in an exif viewer, the GPS info was not stripped indeed, but it's not visible on pixelpipe and it's not visible on twitter.

If I upload the image via e-mail, the GPS coordinates are extracted and both pixelpipe and twitter shows them (example: ).

This is a serious deficiency. Perhaps the Pixelpipe application for Symbian should have a checkbox that enables location information extraction, or it should be done automatically. The same thing happens when uploading pictures using Nokia Share Online. The only way for me to upload images with location information is via e-mail, and that's not really comfortable.
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Are you reducing the resolution at the time of upload? The Symbian OS strips the information out in the scaling process. If that's the case try uploading a full resolution image.
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No, no, no. Did you read my entire comment? I said that indeed the GPS coordinates are not stripped and that this can be verified by looking at the full resolution image on twitpic. The problem is that the _only_ way to see the coordinates is to use an EXIF viewer on the full resolution image. That's not how it should behave.

I'd like it to extract the GPS coordinates from the picture and show them on the pixelpipe photo details page and to use them for the Tweet. And that's exactly what happens when I upload it via e-mail. It seems as if the Pixelpipe application explicitly set the metadata so that the location field is empty. When uploading via e-mail, the metadata is extracted from the e-mail and the GPS coordinates are extracted from the EXIF data of the image itself. Is this clear now?
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That's not the way it works, we extract the EXIF when we generate the thumbnails. It does not matter how the image was uploaded.

Did you check your settings yet? Login to pixelpipe.com, open Settings & make sure that "Display Geo-Location:" is enabled.

I looked at your image btw, the EXIF info had not been stripped.

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That's a strange issue, I can see the EXIF wasn't parsed out of the image after upload. We'll have a look
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I do have "Display Geo-Location" turned on. Thanks for looking into this, let me know if you find something, I'll test it then.