This new app enables non-technical users to quickly blur parts of images while also erasing any identifying metadata.
Blur or mask anything in an image and remove metadata (EXIF data) using your mobile, your web browser or offline with this app.
Image Scrubber is a small app that does a few things well. It’s a fast and simple way to blur or mask parts of an image and strip metadata from photos. It’s easy to use; load a photo into the app and it will check for EXIF data and if present, will allow you to delete the data. After deleting data, or if there’s no data present you then edit the image.
The editing options are:
Blur – change brush size and radius
Paint – black is the only color, produces solid mask
The app loads images from your device. You can use drag and drop to open an image or open an image from a file or folder, strip metadata if present, drag to blur or mask areas and then save the image. Maximum size is 2500x2500 pixels - larger images will be scaled down.
Image Scrubber was developed for anonymizing photos taken at protests to allow selective parts of images to be blurred or masked.
It’s also useful for blurring out sensitive or personal information from photos, or anything else you don’t want visible.
The blur function runs on top of shuffled, noisy, upscaled pixels and all processing happens in the browser, no information is stored anywhere.
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