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Social Media sites: photo metadata test results

We have uploaded a test image with embedded metadata and have checked if any of the embedded values are displayed and if so, which ones. As a next step we have tried to save the picture from a Social Media web site or system on our computer and then we checked what metadata fields are still embedded.
Find the test results in the grid below - in short: a green light indicates good results, a yellow one not so good ones and the red light that the handling of metadata should be improved, grey means: has not been tested.

You can read the full details of the tests on this page. It lists all details about what was tested and what the icons below stand for.

Social Media site/system Summary Displays
correctly?
Displays
4Cs?
Save As
embedded?
Download
embedded?
500px - www.500px.com
Tested in March 2013
Most relevant fields shown, copyright was overridden, in downloaded file we only found Exif metadata. Save As is disabled.
Dropbox - www.dropbox.com
Tested in March 2013
No metadata shown, all embedded fields are preserved in the image files.
Facebook - www.facebook.com
Tested in June 2013
Metadata not shown anymore, all embedded metadata stripped-off from image files.
Flickr FREE account- www.flickr.com
Tested in June 2013
(PRO account may show other results)
A few metadata fiields shown, 'by' was overridden, for any downscaled rendition all embedded metadata are stripped-off from image files, only the Original rendition keeps all metadata.


Google+ - plus.google.com
Tested in March 2013

Primarily Exif metadata shown, all embedded fields are preserved.

Img.ly - www.img.ly
Tested in October 2012
No metadata shown, all embedded fields are preserved in the Save As image files.
Instagram - instagram.com
Tested in June 2013
Image taken by a smartphone, metadata edited with an app, then posted at Instagram: No metadata are shown, all metadata stripped-off from Save As files.
Joomeo - www.joomeo.com
Tested in October 2012

Some metadata fields are shown and all embedded fields are preserved in the image files. Save As is disabled.

Photobucket - www.photobucket.com
Tested in October 2012
No metadata shown, embedded fields are preserved in downloaded image files but not in Save As files.
Pictify - www.pictify.com
Tested in March 2013
No metadata shown, embedded fields are preserved in downloaded image files but not in Save As files.
Pinterest - www.pinterest.com
Tested in March 2013
No metadata shown, all embedded fields are preserved in the Save As image files.
Tumblr - www.tumblr.com
Tested in March 2013
No metadata shown, all embedded fields are preserved in the Save As image files.
Twitpic - twitpic.com
Tested in March 2013
No metadata shown, only a few IPTC fields are preserved in Save As image files.
Twitter - www.twitter.com
Tested in June 2013
(Link to the tweet)
No metadata shown, all embedded metadata stripped-off from image files.
Via.me - www.via.me
Tested in October 2012
No metadata shown, all embedded fields are preserved in the Save As image files.
Yfrog - www.yfrog.com
Tested in November 2012
No metadata shown, all embedded fields are preserved in the Save As image files.

 

You want to know what the icons above stand for? In short: a green light indicates good results, a yellow one not so good ones and the red light that the handling of metadata should be improved, grey means: has not been tested. Go to this page and read about our ranking in detail.

Who Tested? Contributors to the photo metadata survey of controlledvocabulary.com and members of the Photo Metadata Working Group of the IPTC.