Obfuscate in Snagit

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I coudln't find the obfuscation in Snagit. There is a blur but blurring isn't obfuscation as it doesn't actually destroy information (semantically obfuscation may not be the best word either but applied to imaging it fit the purpose).

Pixelation would be a correct obfuscation (like Greenshot does). Some destructive blur would also work.
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Posted 8 years ago

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Adam Marks, Software Developer

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Thank you for your feedback.

Snagit does have the capability to draw out a black box which does hide information completely.
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Having a black box over it is not really a good presentation.....Shouldn't Snagit just add this feature?
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Marcus

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As a long time user of both Snagit and Greenshot, I do miss the Greenshot obfuscate feature in Snagit...
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What don't you like about this Lee?
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Lee Tung

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I think this definitely will work. I did not realize that I need to select the area first AND apply blur function.

Thanks.
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I don't have the time to try some good blind or non-blind deconvolution algorithm to check if the original image can be returned. However, the gaussian filter like more blurring filters are usually non-destructive and can be reversed.

Before
After

See also Photoshop unblur

In some way, knowing if the current blurring algo is destructive or not would answer the question.
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Where exactly is this a problem? I mean if you are so worried about blurring not covering your text than put a black box on top of it. That will take care of it.

In the meanwhile see if you can recover my 20% blur above. In your example, I can just make it out visually anyway. If I saw it in context I think I could see it is Read Me. I bet that you can't recover the text under the 20% blur in my capture of your post.
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Any way to default the blur to max?

Max (15px) blur is sufficient for my needs, but overriding the default for every capture is a real pain.

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