Forum Thread: How to Find Someones Location by Image


There are a couple of ways to track someones location. We can do it by grabbing there IP or we can just use the metadata stored in an image.

We can do it a couple of ways.

Images store something called EXIF data & metadata. With these, you can track someone, easily! First, let's go over the difference between them.

EXIF is a subset of Metadata and is the information originated by your camera. And as I believe, it can't be tampered with. Unlike Metadata. Metadata can be tampered with by user generated information.

Unlike Geo-location, EXIF data is usually always current!

To view Metadata, it's quite simple:

Download the image > Check the properties > Details > Go down and check on the: Longitude and Altitude then Google Map it!

If you want to strip the metadata from the photo, click "Remove Properties and Personal Information" at the bottom of the properties dialog.

If you want your pictures to stop recoding EXIF data, then just go to your Settings and turn of "Location Services".

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How do I check the properties of a picture on a MacBook?

So I went on a cruise and I saw this really cute guy. I don't have his number and I don't know his name. I miss him like crazy but I have a picture of him. Is there a way I can use the picture to find him.

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