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Could somebody please tell me how to blur a face on a digital photograph?

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Select the face when you're in Photoshop (or whichever image manipulation software you use) and then use the blur option to pixelate the selection.

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I use Luna photo editor. It is free.

I am never sure whether I prefer to blur or

use my name to block out part of my face.

:rolleyes:

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I always think it looks better if the face isn't blurred but something more original is used to disguise the persons identity.

Large dark glasses, a fan or other such prop, or if they have long hair brushing it over their face, are all things that give the same desired effect without the need of photoshopping the pictures.

What is funny is someone disguising their face but the picture is taken in a room their friends may recognise so their anonymity is compromised that way or their tattoos are so distinctive they could be recognisedi by them too.

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Artfully taken pictures with the face in the shade, or using hat or long hair to conceal the ID is best in my view.

As someone else has said, it's often the room and furnishings etc which can reveal the ID to friends & family

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Artfully taken pictures with the face in the shade, or using hat or long hair to conceal the ID is best in my view.

As someone else has said, it's often the room and furnishings etc which can reveal the ID to friends & family

I think this one does it rather well.

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I think this one does it rather well.

I'm afraid not as far as I am concerned. There's no subtlety to it. She looks a beautiful girl but lacks the imagination to improve her pictures artfully imho.

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I'm afraid not as far as I am concerned. There's no subtlety to it. She looks a beautiful girl but lacks the imagination to improve her pictures artfully imho.

I guess it's all a bit subjective. I tend to prefer a simple straightforward approach and am always a bit wary about "artful improvements". But we may not in fact disagree that much in practice. Care to suggest a link to a provider who you feel comes up with a treatment that addresses this issue better?

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I guess it's all a bit subjective. I tend to prefer a simple straightforward approach and am always a bit wary about "artful improvements". But we may not in fact disagree that much in practice. Care to suggest a link to a provider who you feel comes up with a treatment that addresses this issue better?

Its certainly is very subjective. It was already written on this forum, that any disguise with some feather masks, hats, etc might look alluring for somebody, but looks cheap and awful for others (like in the "readers wife" section from top shelves magasines)

Also any text or line across the face, half chopped heads (probabaly the most used technique), not exactly attractive also.

Many guys as alternative do like a slight blurring on the face, for example like on this site: http://www.suzannaescort.co.uk/index.htm However personally, I can't see the purpose of it, as if somebody know the girl, she will be easily identifiable for them.

Another way: its to show parts of the body, but rarely a whole body. Usually its breast, bum, lower leg with a heel, lips, etc. Might look quite arty (iesh), but if I was a client I would not be able to make a decision based on that kind of photos.

There are lots of gallery pictures when the girls show theirs body, but completely turn away from the camera. No any phosotshopping there, and at least potential client can see her body. Sadly, the only time when the client want to see the back of the head, when he having her from the behind, and even then he would love to see her face and her neck turned to him at 180° during the action. ;-)

Ideally, (but not easy to achieve for amateurs photographers) are the pictures which were taken in appropriate lighting, where face is partly in the dark shadow. You still can see something through which might attract you, but its still not identifiable for everybody else. I've seen few of this images before, but can't recall them right now. Might find few examples later.

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I always think it looks better if the face isn't blurred but something more original is used to disguise the persons identity.

Large dark glasses, a fan or other such prop, or if they have long hair brushing it over their face, are all things that give the same desired effect without the need of photoshopping the pictures.

What is funny is someone disguising their face but the picture is taken in a room their friends may recognise so their anonymity is compromised that way or their tattoos are so distinctive they could be recognisedi by them too.

For me the best, most alluring way to hide the face is the use of a mask! Black, or red, with sequins or feathers... Flashing eyes looking through the eye holes (where else) and kissable red lips below add to the effect, IMHO.

Tattoos are another thing - a lady in Birmingham a year or so ago, not only blurred her face, but also (obviously) put two patches on her body, which can only have been to hide tattoos, but I'd have thought that anyone who was going to recognise her, would not have needed more than the size/position to have her!

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I guess it's all a bit subjective. I tend to prefer a simple straightforward approach and am always a bit wary about "artful improvements". But we may not in fact disagree that much in practice. Care to suggest a link to a provider who you feel comes up with a treatment that addresses this issue better?

Try Strawberry or Dolly Mopp

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There's a number of iPhone apps that do it quicker than on a computer. I've got a free one somewhere I think that includes it as one of many features but I've so many apps I easily lose track of them. If you search 'pixelate' on the iTunes store you'll get two or three that do it for 69p.

When I've done photos to help out a friend I've used props and so on instead. The subject using a mobile phone is another one, or using one hand as if starting to run it through the hair (and so obscuring part of her face in the shot). Clasping/lifting something to the face with both hands as if to kiss it. Head forward slightly so hair obscures face when taken from the side. Any of these can work if done with discretion.

Trying to make it look like an action shot at the same time can be useful. The viewer should think about what happens after the photo and so complete it in his or her own mind.

I've also seen something silly work quite well, like a pink crayon scribbled on the photo, which is then re-scanned, but whatever you do you have to decide if the finished result 'works' - not rely on technique. Best of luck.

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There's a number of iPhone apps that do it quicker than on a computer. I've got a free one somewhere I think that includes it as one of many features but I've so many apps I easily lose track of them. If you search 'pixelate' on the iTunes store you'll get two or three that do it for 69p.

Any free program does pixelation (Picassa, Gimp, Lunapic, and lots of others). No even need to pay 69 pence for an app.

The only problem is: its looks shit! Aslo: same as twirl effect, it can be undone. (I doubt that many would go into that effort though, unless they are desperate, as it very time consuming and does require special skills).

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Any free program does pixelation (Picassa, Gimp, Lunapic, and lots of others). No even need to pay 69 pence for an app.

I was talking about iPhone apps tho. Select photo, touch face with finger, done. Simpler and faster than a computer program and also handier if taking pics on an iPhone (and even the pathetic iPhone camera camera can do pics good enough for a purple profile, especially if it's well lit and you use one-touch corrections such as can be found in camera+ or PerfectlyClear.)

Most blurs look naff but some get away with it. LMP's photos have a sort of homogenous look but do the job.

I'll bow to others with more experience though. :-)

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Try Strawberry or Dolly Mopp

I guess it's down to personal taste, but I'd always prefer to see part of a face clearly than all of a face out of focus. As for Dolly Mopp, full marks for artistry, but a lot of her stuff almost looks like paintings to me. Very attractive from an aesthetic point of view, but too much of the "artful improvement" to get me excited as a potential client. Horses for courses I guess. Let's celebrate our differences and be glad that there are a range of SPs who market themselves for a range of tastes.

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For me the best, most alluring way to hide the face is the use of a mask! Black, or red, with sequins or feathers... Flashing eyes looking through the eye holes (where else) and kissable red lips below add to the effect, IMHO.

[shudders...] I think if this became the norm, I'd seriously consider celibacy.

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I was talking about iPhone apps tho. Select photo, touch face with finger, done. Simpler and faster than a computer program and also handier if taking pics on an iPhone (and even the pathetic iPhone camera camera can do pics good enough for a purple profile, especially if it's well lit and you use one-touch corrections such as can be found in camera+ or PerfectlyClear.)

Most blurs look naff but some get away with it. LMP's photos have a sort of homogenous look but do the job.

I'll bow to others with more experience though. :-)

I know you are talking about Iphone app, lol!

Never knew anybody though who going to post a picture taken from iphone on thirs profile. Maybe for a facebook, twitter. etc, but not for a website or аdultwоrк profile.

I don't know what you mean by LMP. I am only assuming that you mean Lady Marmalade Parties. Again: just a blurring across the eyes does not do anything. They might as well blur whole face or not at all. Also I can't understand some photos on theirs website.

For example on this page, where 6 girls stand together, there is a big massive bruise like patch on the belly on the second blonde girl from the end. I am sure its not a bruise, but it does looks like somebody f..ed up with photoshoping and did not done good job with tattoo removal.

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I'm not a big fan of LMP photos but as a punter I think they do the job. The one you mention slightly better than the solo ones as it at least allows me to see the height and build of the girls in relation to each other and this helps to recognise and remember their names at a party.

The main requirements of a WG photo are that it appears attractive to the punter and looks real. Some ladies are able to produce high quality photos for their site, whether in terms of sensuousness, good photography, or high resolution (or all three). If the photos are at least interesting, the punter might I suppose return to look again, decide she is an interesting WG, and book her. But some WGs will have additional objectives (eg Dolly's works of art style pics). Some actually enjoy photography as a hobby. And different things work for different people. I RSS Amy Adore's blog, for instance, as well as one or two others, as it's delightfully written and there's care and imagination put into her photos which I sometimes glance at to appreciate for their photographic artistry. But I also know girls that do well just posting a load of rubbish. LMP don't really need to promote their women any more than they do, and pride themselves on a relatively non-commercial vibe. As with most agencies, the photos just say that the girls are in a certain age group, are blonde or brunette as the case may be, and are not grossly overweight. As long as it's a genuine pic and photoshop was limited to things like removing tattoos and blurring the face, a large proportion of punters I guess find that ok.

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I remember now - not a free app but included as a free extra in the update. It's a useful app for keeping your private photos private. There are many that do the job, but this one has a lot of features that make it a good choice (Video Safe).

A point being though the difference between 'pixelate' and 'blur'. Pixelating does indeed usually look pretty crap whereas blur, though not nearly as nice as more artistic ways of concealing the identity, looks not bad.

This is an example done on video safe. It was as simple as touching the subject's face and saving. (This rather beautiful young woman, before you ask, is in Rio de Janeiro, my apartment near the sea.)

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