Simple tool for blurring out faces in your shared photos to protect you and your friends' privacy.
In today's digital age, it's getting harder and harder to protect your privacy. Your address, telephone number, email, location, name, age, birthday, credit card information... All have become goats for sacrifice as part of our quest to be more interconnected than ever before.
But if there is one thing left, it is your image. The unique combination of features that we call a face may be all the private information you retain from the internet, but for how long? Think about it - between Facebook, Imagify, Picasa, and everything else you ever submit photos or even an avatar to, your face (along with those of all your friends and family members with whom you have appeared in a picture, we might add) is probably already out there, and probably more than once. And all this is public, meaning that anybody could pretty much exploit it for practically anything, without you ever knowing. That's not good.
More importantly, it's not just your information that's at risk. Think about all the other people in your photos, who probably don't want their privacy exposed, either. It's one thing to disservice yourself, it's another thing to disservice others.
Some websites have taken the initiative of allowing you to blur faces out. But, they only let you do it after you've submitted the picture first. That's still pretty worrisome since you have no idea what happens to the original.
So, here's a good idea: blur out the faces from your photos locally. Don't worry - it's not slow as a snail, as most local processes are. No, faceblur is fast, lightning fast and fully automatic.
Just drag and drop a photo, and it will identify and blur every face in there within a second. Want to leave some faces un-blurred? No problem! Just click that face, and it will be instantly un-blurred. And there, you're done! A blurred and secure photo is available for you to share with the world!
- drag & drop picture input
- accept all commonly-used image formats
- one click blur and one click un-blur
- simple and elegant interface
- does not change photo's resolution or quality
- select between high tone blur (white blur mask) and low tone blur (black blur mask)
- blur depth (transparency) can be easily set
- very fast processing with sound effects to inform you of progress.
- with Easy Start Tips
*The images used in the preview are in the public domain.
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- Last changed:
- Oct 18, 2012
- Jiulong Zhao
- Average Rating:
- 1.50 (2)
- 2.6 MB
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