Redacticam app for iPhone

Privacy isn’t just for the tinfoil hat brigade. Don't want your photos or video storing location data? There's an app for that...

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Our Verdict

Redacticam does the job, but is a little clumsy.

For

  • Lets you take photos without GPS data attached
  • Allows you to strip GPS data from saved images

Against

  • Weird two-step process
  • Can’t share old photos you’ve just stripped the GPS data from
  • Photo-taking tools are basic

Redacticam app

It's no secret that the iPhone's camera uses its GPS chip to add your location to your photography, and this isn't always wanted. Redacticam lets you either take photos without GPS data attached, or it will create copies of photos or videos from your Camera Roll with the location stripped.

In this, it works fine, but it's perhaps a little too clumsy to rank with the best photo apps: there's a weird two-step process to taking new photos, and while you can share new photos
you've taken directly from the app, you can't share old photos you've just stripped the GPS data from.

And because its photo-taking tools are basic, you'll end up doing something like taking photos in Camera+, saving them to your Camera Roll, going to Redacticam to strip the data, then back to the Camera Roll to share them. So it is a solution, but it's hardly the most elegant one for your iPhone.

Key info

  • Works with: iPhone, iPod touch
  • Price: $0.99/£0.69
  • Developer: SparkNET Interactive
  • Version: 1.1
  • App size: 2.5MB
  • Age rating: 4+

The Verdict

6

out of 10

Redacticam

Redacticam does the job, but is a little clumsy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Craig Stewart is managing editor of Creative Bloq. Craig has written about everything from cars and design to football and tech for numerous national newspapers, websites and magazines, including Classic Ford, The Scotsman and T3.

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