Redacted makes censoring photos easier than ever

by Gannon Burgett

posted Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 9:08 AM EST


Most of the time, it’s our goal to share with the world our images. However, there are times when certain aspect of said images are private information that we’d rather keep to ourselves.

Here to make the process of censoring easier than ever is Redacted, a new app from Sam Soffes that makes blurring, pixelating and blacking out information in images as simple as can be.

Available in the Mac App Store, the app takes a ‘do one thing well’ approach. There’s no extra fluff to confuse or annoy -- just the option to obscure information from an image and share the image when you’ve removed the information.

To censor content within an image, you simply drag an image into the app. Once in the app, you can choose whether you want it blurred, pixellated or blacked out. Once selected, just drag a box around the information you want hidden and you’re done. There are no pixel settings or color options to choose from.

Here is a demo from the founder, Sam Soffes.

Redacted is available for $4.99 in the Mac App Store.