MAT (Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit)

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Tool and Usage

MAT is a privacy tool to remove metadata from files. This enhances your privacy levels by removing those bits of data that may store sensitive information.

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.

Additional 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

This tool is categorized as a privacy tool.

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


  • MAT is written in Python
  • Command line interface
  • Graphical user interface

Tool review

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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Project details
Latest release0.6.1 [2016-01-03]
Last updatedSept. 25, 2017

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