How to easily blur information on a screenshot or image
Sometimes you want to block, censor or hide sensitive information when sharing a screenshot or image from your Mac or Windows computer.
Maybe the information is personal data from a logged in view of a website (like on gmail, facebook, google docs..etc) or it could be that you want to focus the screenshot to a particular area to make your point clear.
The bad news is that the default Snipping tool on Windows and the annotation tools on Mac's Preview DO NOT provide a blur feature for screenshots(at least not yet as of this article's writing).
The good news is that there are many non-design/non-technical tools that allow you to blur out or pixellate parts of your screenshot so you can easily hide sensitive or personal information. Snagit, Lightshot and Cloudapp are just a few examples of tools that allow you to easily blur out information on your screen capture.
These are powerful and great tools, but they require you to download and install a desktop app—which may be too heavy and complex for certain users.
In this article, we'll show you a super simple way to blur out any part of a screenshot from your chrome browser for Mac or Windows.