Monday, June 25, 2012

Use PicMonkey to Easily Blur Faces in Photos (for PC and Mac)

PC users rejoice!
Earlier this week I posted a video tutorial for Mac users on how to remove details from images (such as faces or student names) before posting photos online. After a little experimentation, I have a great solution for all of you PC users (or Mac users that would like another option) using the site PicMonkey.

If you are not already familiar with PicMonkey, prepare to have your socks knocked off. PicMonkey is a wonderful web-based photo editing application. It has many fun and powerful tools and is very user-friendly. You are not required to register, login, download, or install anything - just hop on the site and start editing. Oh, and did I mention PicMonkey is FREE?

Now that you know how fabulous PicMonkey is, want to see it in action? 
I made a video tutorial to show you exactly what to do. And because I know you teachers are super busy (even on summer vacation) so I kept it short and sweet.



How will YOU use this retouching feature of PicMonkey?


10 comments:

  1. Love this post. I have wanted to post pictures of my cubs for a long time. I just needed a way to blur out their little faces. I have been practicing and can't wait to post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. I'm so glad that you found it helpful!

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  2. Love that you have a Mac and I have subscribed to your videos on youtube! Thanks so much for taking the time to teach us all something new.

    Deb at Fabulously First
    My TpT Store

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    1. Hi Deb! I LOVE my Mac! Thank you for being a subscriber. I hope to send move videos your way soon :)

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  3. Great tutorial and great software. It is NOT free though. When you come to save the photo you have edited, it links you to a page where you have to pay a monthly fee

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  4. Love your site! I tried to edit a photo, and found that when I hit the apply button, it sent me to an upgrade page, where a fee is needed. What a disappointment!

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  5. I was unable to save mine. Needed to upgrade to a paid account. Boo.

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  6. I was unable to save mine. Needed to upgrade to a paid account. Boo.

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  7. I noticed the fee as well. Not to be deterred, though, I found a online picture editor that works almost exactly the same way and it doesn't require an upgrade (at least not for the wrinkle removing tool used to blur faces). It is called iPiccy and can be found at http://ipiccy.com/

    Click Edit a Photo then Upload Photo Then at the top bar the third on in is Retouch. After clicking retouch, look on the side panel on the left for Wrinkle Remover and follow the instructions just like in this video. Works the same way and requires no fee. Have fun!

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  8. Not sure if this is too late, but another good site is pixlr.com, just select the face and choose either pixellate or gaussian blur from the filters tab.

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