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5 Best Photo Privacy Apps for Parents and Teachers

Respecting the privacy of the people who accidentally ended up in your shot is a common courtesy. In addition, making that material public can have legal consequences. So, in order to avoid needless complications, you can simply blur a person’s face before you share a photo or a video on social networks. There are plenty of Android and iPhone apps that enable you to blur a face or any part of an image just moments after you’ve recorded a video or taken a photo. 

In this article we are going to take you through the ten best photo privacy apps you can use to blur faces in 2019.

Auto Blind Auto Blur

( iPhone, iPad )

Anonymise any classroom photographs you take with this app.  Faces are either blurred or masked automatically so that you can make more use of photographs in your classroom but still conform to school policies.

Auto Blind Auto Blur (ABAB) is titled to describe its purpose.  It automatically blurs out or puts a mask (blinds) across the eyes of people in photographs.  It can do this for single or multiple people and is an effective means of capturing the activity of a photograph without needlessly capturing the likeness of the people within it.

Keepsafe secures personal photos and videos by locking them down with PIN protection, fingerprint touch ID, and military-grade encryption. It’s the best place for storing your personal pictures and videos. With Keepsafe, you can protect your privacy, secure your photos, and save phone space.

FilmoraGo-Video & Movie Editor

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Filmora is a pretty powerful video editor application, which will not stamp a watermark or place a time limit on your clip. With FilmoraGo, making video with music and effects, FilmoraGo helps you make funny videos and relive your memories anywhere.

There are a few ways to blur a face or object using Filmora9. The video tutorial above is made with previous Filmora 8 version, but you can find the same blur features in Filmora9. Click Effects at the top, go find Filter in left and click UTILITY, from there you will see mosaic, face-off, tilt-shift circle and tilt-shift linear tools.

Blur & Mosaic

( iPhone, iPad )

This application will create a pixelated mosaic when you trace your finger over an area of an image. Several varieties of mosaic are available. You can also select from four different grades of thickness and strength for your mosaic.

There are four types of blur you can choose from, and you can edit your videos in Simple and Timeline modes. You can specify the area of the shot you’d like to blur manually and use the slider to set the intensity of the blur effect.

Private Photo Vault - Pic Safe

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Private Photo Vault has been around since early 2011 and has been rapidly improving being updated over 18 times since then. Private Photo Vault allows you to take photos directly into the app without having to go through the camera roll first. This is great for taking photos that you don’t want anyone to see.
Private Photo Vault allows you to import photos into the app and hide them behind a PIN or Pattern lock.