MAT (Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit)

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Tool and Usage

Project details
Programming languagePython
AuthorJulien Voisin
Latest release0.6.1 []

Project health

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Why this tool?

Many file forms store sensitive data, like a location, author name, or even the date and time. This toolkit can remove these bits of data while allowing the file to be used as before.

Background information

Supported file formats

  • Portable Network Graphics (.png)
  • JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg)
  • TIFF (.tif, tiff)
  • Open Documents (.odt, .odx, .ods)
  • Office OpenXml (.docx, .pptx, .xlsx)
  • Portable Document Fileformat (.pdf)
  • Tape ARchives (.tar, .tar.bz2)
  • MPEG AUdio (.mp3, .mp2, .mp1)
  • Ogg Vorbis (.ogg)
  • Free Lossless Audio Codec (.flac)
  • Torrent (.torrent)

Usage and audience

MAT is commonly used for privacy enhancement. Target users for this tool are general public.


  • Command line interface
  • Graphical user interface

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

MAT is under development by Julien Voisin.

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