eXtensions - Monday 17 July 2017
Redacted: iOS deletion app for images with a choice styles
By Graham K. Rogers
There are now a number of reasons that users may need to obscure the contents, but modesty and anonymity are paramount, although I am not sure of the need to hide registration plates of cars being used illegally or selfishly, such as parking in bays reserved for disabled drivers.
Users may, therefore have different needs for such editing. There are a number of eraser utilities available. Redacted - Censor Private stuff (its full name) is a new arrival for iOS devices - perhaps where most photos are created - offers three ways in which to hide specific content in an image: pixellation, blur and (black area) redaction.
An image can be either from the Photo Library (including the last image taken) or a photograph taken within the app. An option to Paste a Photo is greyed out unless a suitable image is in the clipboard. When an image is loaded there are three icons at the bottom left corresponding to the methods for erasing.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. After 3 years writing a column in the Life supplement, he is now no longer associated with the Bangkok Post. He can be followed on Twitter (@extensions_th)
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