I've stopped postin' kill shots that are taken where of critters were they were kill cause I've been told that there is some way for computer savey folks to get the gps coordinates from ya picture ya've posted...
Is this true????? Cause I've got several kill shots of ducks we've been killin' but don't want to give up our spots to someone that can find um from the pictures....
Yes, it's true if your camera or phone has "geotagged" your shots.
Your options that I know of:
1) Don't post them (that's no fun)
2) Turn off the geotagging function in your cell phone or camera (safe, but someday you might want that data)
3) Remove or change the geotagged info in each picture before sending/posting/emailing (can be complex and time consuming)
3a) Mess with your frenemie's heads, and change the data to lead them astray, away from your hot spots, or into quicksand
4) Check the privacy setting of where you're uploading the photos. Some will remove the data automatically, others will hide it if you wish.
Personally, I like to geotag my photos if I have the ability. I don't hunt deer, but I do hunt mushrooms. I like to record where I'm finding them for later analysis or to revisit specific spots days or maybe years later.
I also like to post pictures of my mushroom finds, but like you, I want to hide my hot spots, so any mushroom photo I publish/email/post, I make dang sure I "scrub" the data. So far that system has worked well for me, but it does take time.
My newer Moultrie cameras have a feature where I can manually enter the camera's coordinates into the camera settings so that each photo is geotagged. This obviously has good and bad points. If you move your camera's around a lot, it's nice as you know where your photos were taken. If your camera is more "permanently" mounted, you may just be advertising your camera's location inviting theft. You've got to be careful where you post those photos.
One big thing I like about getoagging is pulling up a map and seeing icons for the associated pictures you have come up with it. Also plotting your movements with a GPS is cool, too. It's a really powerful tool, but you have to be careful to maintain your privacy and secrets.