The picture still contains location information even when the location tagging is off

Bug #1488788 reported by quandan on 2015-08-26
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Medium
Unassigned
camera-app
Confirmed
Medium
Unassigned
camera-app (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ system-image-cli -i
current build number: 109
device name: krillin
channel: ubuntu-touch/rc-proposed/bq-aquaris.en
last update: 2015-08-30 02:57:15
version version: 109
version ubuntu: 20150825.1
version device: 20150821-736d127
version custom: 20150821-887-33-32-vivid

Steps:
1.Disable geotagging
2.Take a picture
3.Transfer to desktop
4.(install exiftool) Run "exiftool -gpslatitude -gpslongitude <image_name>"

Expectation:
Verify that the picture doesn't contain location information

Actual result:
After step 4, there is still location information shows up in the terminal

summary: - The bug still contains location information even when the location
+ The picture still contains location information even when the location
tagging is off
Dave Morley (davmor2) wrote :

I've done a bit of digging.

It appears that if you enable gps tagging once and then disable it, the data is still in the camera app and therefore displayed until one of the following occurs:
1. Camera app is put into the background
2. Camera app is closed
3. Power button tap putting the phone to sleep
4. Phone screen times out.

Once one of the above happens gps is disabled to save battery and the data is missing from the camera app again.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in camera-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: none → backlog
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in camera-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Allan LeSage (allanlesage) wrote :

Confirmed in preparation for OTA8 FWIW, krillin rc-proposed 175.

Changed in camera-app:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
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