How to Remove EXIF Data from an Image in Go

EXIF data from an image can represent a slight security concern, as it provides geolocation data and other important information to anyone who wants it. Our Image API can easily remove this data from an image, and return the new file in the same format. You can easily copy and paste code provided below to implement this API into your Go project, or visit our Cloudmersive API Console to find code connections available in 12 other programming languages.

package mainimport (
"fmt"
"bytes"
"mime/multipart"
"os"
"path/filepath"
"io"
"net/http"
"io/ioutil"
)
func main() {url := "https://api.cloudmersive.com/image/edit/remove-exif"
method := "POST"
payload := &bytes.Buffer{}
writer := multipart.NewWriter(payload)
file, errFile1 := os.Open("/path/to/file")
defer file.Close()
part1,
errFile1 := writer.CreateFormFile("imageFile",filepath.Base("/path/to/file"))
_, errFile1 = io.Copy(part1, file)
if errFile1 != nil {
fmt.Println(errFile1)
return
}
err := writer.Close()
if err != nil {
fmt.Println(err)
return
}
client := &http.Client {
}
req, err := http.NewRequest(method, url, payload)
if err != nil {
fmt.Println(err)
return
}
req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "multipart/form-data")
req.Header.Add("Apikey", "YOUR-API-KEY-HERE")
req.Header.Set("Content-Type", writer.FormDataContentType())
res, err := client.Do(req)
if err != nil {
fmt.Println(err)
return
}
defer res.Body.Close()
body, err := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)
if err != nil {
fmt.Println(err)
return
}
fmt.Println(string(body))
}

To get the API key you’ll need, head to our website (www.cloudmersive.com) and create an account. You’ll find several account options available, including a free option with a limit of 800 API calls per month.

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