My question is pretty much the title. Is EXIF data automatically stripped from uploaded photos uploaded on the web interface? Or will that data be kept with the photo? i.e. if someone else downloads the photo, will that person have access to the EXIF data that was originally included with the photo?
Many sites strip EXIF data as good practice to protect the privacy of uploaders. However since this site is using geolocation data for photos, I’m curious whether other data (that is, in my mind, non-relevant to iNaturalist) will also be kept or automatically discarded. I can’t find anything in the iNaturalist Help pages and the question doesn’t seem to be directly answered here in the forum.
There should be a clear answer to this in the Help pages, but I cannot find one.