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Before you share an image online, you might need to blur out part of your shot. Whether it’s about hiding sensitive information or attempting to provide anonymity to people in your images, there are some online websites that you can use regardless of your OS, browser, or platform to get the job done.
Pixelate or Blur the Entire Image
If you want to pixelate someone’s face or part of an image, head over to LunaPic. The feature can be found in the menu under Adjust > Pixelate.
You can either upload your image directly to the site or share an online image using its URL. Once you’ve plugged your photo into LunaPic, you can adjust the pixel size and hit the Adjust button. You can then save the image to your computer or share it on Facebook, Twitter, Imgur, Pinterest, Google+, or EzPhoto.
If you would rather blur rather than pixelate your image on LunaPic, go to Adjust > Blur. A sliding scale allows you to adjust how blurry your image will be. If you find the blur isn’t strong enough, you can apply the blur and repeat the same steps two or three times.
Images uploaded to LunaPic are temporarily cached and stored on their server. Once your editing session is over, your image should be deleted.
Pixelate or Blur Part of the Image
You might want instead to blur just part of your image, you want to hide a piece of personal or sensitive information in a screenshot, for example. Facepixelizer can either automatically detect faces to blur or pixelate, or you can manually select parts of the image to blur.
You can also choose to either blur or pixelate, adjust the degree to which the image is obscured, and save it to your computer.
If you find that the automated blurring or pixelating misses some spots, you can go in and manually do it by selecting the part of the image you want to hide.
To see the service in action, watch the video below:
Using Facepixelizer’s manual feature, you can also use the service to blur out usernames, email addresses, account numbers, license plates, and more. The service also removes all EXIF data from the image. They also explain that your images are not saved on the servers:
Your images are secure because they never leave your browser and are never sent over the network. All the processing happens in your browser.
How do you pixelate or blur sensitive information in your photos? Let us know in the comments.