Blur Censor versus Smudga

When I need to blur or pixelate a part of an image with confidential information, the first mobile app that comes to mind is Blur Censor. The only thing I wished Blur Censor mobile app developers would improve is the ability to put the Crop image option right after the edits have been done instead of requiring the image to be cropped first once it is selected for editing.

In Blur Censor, image uploaded requires cropping before any editing can be done

In Blur Censor, image uploaded requires cropping before any editing can be done

I found a workaround to this by first duplicating the image before proceeding to the Blur Censor mobile app and stitching two halves of the images later in another photo editor mobile app, Moldiv. The first and original image, of course, to become the first half.

Once in Moldiv, I would choose Collage and select Stitch

Once in Moldiv, I would choose Collage and select Stitch

First half blurred image

Second half pixelated image

The stitched image in Moldiv

I tried a similar mobile app, Smudga, that can accomplish the same end as Blur Censor. Smudga mobile app, for a change, doesn’t require the photo to be cropped before editing but one would need to zoom in the image to locate the precise position of the selected area to be blurred/pixelated. The fact that Smudga doesn’t have many ads and has a more straightforward interface make it more user-friendly for blurring and pixelating images compared to Blur Censor.

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Processed with MOLDIV

Processed with MOLDIV

Zoomed in image in Smudga

Whichever mobile app you choose, it’s always good to have options.

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