The App picdefacer.com is an image editor that allows you to quickly remove private or personally identifiable information from .png or .jpg images. For example, you may need to obscure faces, license plates, or street name signs in your image for legal or personal reasons.
The App supports the majority of modern desktop and mobile browsers.
Just open your image, select the areas that you want to make unidentifiable, apply and adjust a filter, and save the resulting anonymized image! The Exif metadata of the original image is always discarded because it can also contain personal information (for example, the GPS location, date, and camera details).
The App can automatically detect faces in various scales and orientations. This feature is handy if there are many faces in your image, and you need to obscure all or most of them. If you are switched to "Online" mode, when you press the "Detect faces" button, your image is sent over a secure channel for analysis to our face detection service hosted in the United States. The face detection service returns up to 100 detected faces.
If you are in Offline mode or do not use our face detection service (the "Detect faces" button), the image data (the picture that you opened in the App) never leaves your browser.
Left-click anywhere in the picture, hold down the mouse button, drag the cursor, and release the button when the desired area is selected.
When you are in "Online" mode, press the "Detect faces" button to select up to 100 face areas automatically.
Press Ctrl+A (Windows, Linux) or Cmd+A (Mac) to select the whole picture.
Left-click inside a selection border to toggle a distortion effect on the selected area.
Press the "Toggle distortion" button to toggle a distortion effect on all selected areas.
Right-click inside a selection border to remove the selection.
Press the "Clear" button to remove all selections.
When you have at least one selected area, choose the distortion effect. For the "Pixelate" and "Blur" effects, additionally, adjust the distortion size (5 to 125 pixels).