The easiest way to obscure your photo! You know how to use it when opening the app!
To open a picture, you can either choose it from the menu on the top of the screen or drag it to the app icon on the dock.
-Blur and mosaic brush
-Adjustable brush size
-Compatible with version control after Lion
-Really easy to use!
-Big performance improvement
-Improved toolbar layout
-Show blur cursor only in visible image area
-More distinguishable blur cursor over different color background
-Remind unsaved change when closing the window
-Quickly open image by clicking dock icon
-Fix issue for retina display
Ratings and Reviews
Does what I need it to do
I was looking for a photo editing app that would be able to blur/distort certain portions of a photo, so, after looking through the App Store, I did a search for “Photo Blur”, and this, as well as a couple of others came up. I didn’t purchase it right away, but, eventually succumbed to the price tag ($.99 at the time I purchased it). So far, I’ve only had one issue with the App, and that occurred a few minutes prior to me typing this review. I was finished with a photo, but didn’t save the changes. I attempted to close the pic, figuring I had saved the changes. A prompt appeared, asking if I wanted to save the changes. I clicked “Save Changes”, and was greeted with the spinning rainbow wheel, which didn’t go away, forcing me to Force Quit the App. Hopefully, I don’t experience any more issues. I’m confident I won’t, though.
Very Weak Tool
I was looking for something easy-to-use to blur out faces but this is a little too basic. I get better results with the Retouch tool within iPhoto.
Blur tends to create horizontal lines where the eyes and teeth are - experiments on several different full-face photos produced the same results each time. You cant’ resize the image; all you get is a variable size square that you move over the picture and progressively click to create increasing amounts of blur. This might be a good tool if you needed to create a small area with only a minimal bluring - perhaps a simple soft-focus effect. Otherwise you’re better off with iPhoto.
Has some potentials
I do like this simple app. There are though some missing features imo. I would like to be able to zoom in and out of the open image. And I would like to have a select tool (similar to Skitch blur feature) where I can select an part of a image I want to blur (similar to selecting an part of a image you want to cut or copy).
Otherwise nice app for the money.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.