The metadata are a group of data that provide information about a resource. This resource can be an image, a file, etc. The metadata of a PDF can include important information, such as the author's name, PDF title, modification and creation date, certain keywords, etc. Next, we will show two free applications to remove the metadata from a PDF.
Deleting metadata from a PDF prevents that when sharing the file with someone, that person or anyone who can access or intercept that file, you can access that information about the document that is stored in the metadata.
Free applications to remove metadata from a PDF
In this sense, BeCyPDFMetaEdit is one of the free applications that we can use to remove metadata from a PDF. It is a free application, which you can download from this link to its official website , which allows you to add a PDF and view all the metadata saved for that file. In addition to being able to see and edit them, it also offers the possibility to delete them. Once this is done, from the Save As menu option, we can save our PDF again, but without metadata. Now we can share it with whoever we want.
Edit PDF Metadata is another alternative to delete the metadata of a PDF. It is another free software that we can download from its official website and that, as its name implies, has been developed to edit the metadata of a PDF file. Unlike the previous tool, Edit PDF Metadata allows you to add multiple PDF files in its interface to view, edit and delete the metadata of each of them.
Although it allows adding several PDFs, the truth is that it does not allow us to delete the metadata of all of them at once. For each file, on the right side it will show us all the information stored in the metadata. From there we can edit or delete it, it is important to know that the changes we make are made directly in the original PDF, so we must be sure of what we have done before saving the changes.
Once we have deleted the metadata from a PDF, we can save the file to share without the risk that certain information is associated with that file and can be available to anyone to whom we send the PDF or can access it.