I keep an album of family photos that I generate with JAlbum. When I added a bunch of photos that my wife had taken with her Samsung Galaxy S5 mini smartphone, the captions in JAlbum contained copious amounts of ‘garbage’ text.
Having Linux on my laptop, the solution is just a few commands in the
exiv2 to the rescue!
To illustrate the problem, here’s a representative dump of image metadata:
To delete the Exif user comments (they contain only garbage anyway):
daniel@seppel5:~/Pictures/Samsung$ exiv2 -M"del Exif.Photo.UserComment" *.jpg
Interestingly, while googling more reports of this problem for this blog post, I encountered a nice write-up – evidently, the bug has been around since the days of the Samsung Galaxy S2: