Anyone that has ever seen news clip has likely seen the signs of image blurring. This vaguely grey, opaque covering that is applied to any and all faces of those that have no agreed to show their face litters the screen, giving the impression that a group of headless grey blobs are walking around in frame, rather than the group of unwilling people that they actually are.
Being able to apply this blurring is very useful for camera crews, as it allows them to film a scene indiscriminately without having to worry about the legal ramifications of trying to obtain permission for every single person walking past. After all, with today’s privacy laws, you can get in to serious legal trouble if you record people’s faces without their express permission.
However, the process of actually applying this blur is quite time consuming and annoying – you have to go frame by frame, adding the blur as you go; this is also true with pictures, forcing you to go to each picture you want to blur and hand drawing the blur or black bar over the eyes that you desire. Auto Blind Auto Blur is an app that seeks to take away this daunting task, allowing you to easily import a blur or a blinding black bar to protect the identity of whomever is in your photograph.[sc name=”quote” text=”Auto Blind Auto Blur is an app that seeks to take away this daunting task, allowing you to easily import a blur or a blinding black bar to protect the identity of whomever is in your photographs.”]
Auto Blind Auto Blur works using AI learning technology, allowing it to instantly locate the eyes and faces of anyone within any picture you import into the app, making it incredibly easy to apply their blur without having to draw it yourself. The app itself is incredibly clean and easy to use; you simply import the image, then decide if you want to use an eye-covering black bar, or a face blur. Each time you click the respective button, an additional layer will be added to protect their identity even more. You can even combine both blurring and black bars to create a sort of cool guy sunglasses effect if you are not only looking to protect your subject’s identity, but to also make them look really cool. [sc name=”quote” text=”You can even combine both blurring and black bars to create a sort of cool guy sunglasses effect, if you are not only looking to protect your subject’s identity, but to also make them look really cool.”]
The major downside with Auto Blind Auto Blur is that you have to pay a yearly subscription to be able to actually save the images you want to blur, but considering the fact that the AI technology necessary to be able to blur your images this quickly and accurately likely cost a great deal, it only makes sense that this isn’t a completely free app. Auto Blind Auto Blur is an app with a very specific purpose and it fulfills that purpose perfectly – you don’t have to worry about applying your own blur, as Auto Blind Auto Blur gets it done for you.
[review pros=”Makes it incredibly easy to blur your images without fuss. Incredibly accurate at finding faces in your image.” cons=”Being forced to pay to be able to save the image makes it difficult to use the app properly.” score=8]
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