Ever wondered how can you blur images to hide confidential information from screenshots that you are taking? I discovered a neat tool at http://www.resize.it, which helps you do that, in addition to other cool actions to perform on images.
Remember the Twitter profile image for the post Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s of your Twitter profile ? You needed the photo resized at 128px by 128px. You can use this easy tool to resize an image or to crop it at the size that you need.
But back to blurring. To blur an image:
1. Click Advanced Tools.
2. Upload the image from your computer.
3. Select the option Blur and the corresponding check box. I know, the usability of this tool needs improvement
4. Click okay.
There you go! Your can save the blurred version of the image on your computer. See below a blurred version of a Twitter screenshot that I took. I actually blurred this twice because the first blurred version was still too clear.
Note of caution: Careful though with the images that you are blurring and publishing. I read an article a while ago and there are tools out there that undo blurring so that they can re-create the original image. That’s why it’s not a good idea to blur an image of your credit card or other sensitive information.
You can also use this tool for all sorts of cool things such as cropping, resizing, sharpening, saving as gray scale, and making a sketch.
Try this tool out! It’s a nice and light version of an image processing tool that can be used for simple operations. No installing or complicated options. And if you recognize yourself in the image, please comment or share this blog post!
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