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About this app

In a world of viral videos and facial recognition, ObscuraCam helps you share photos and videos while protecting the privacy of you and those you care about. With ObscuraCam you can blur and disguise faces in your photos and videos. Information that could identify you as the cameraperson is removed from the files for added security.

★ PRIVACY FOR YOUR PICTURES: ObscuraCam can be used as a camera to take photos, or to anonymize photos and videos you’ve already taken.
★ DISGUISE YOURSELF: Cover faces with pixelate, redact (blackout) or funny nose and glasses
★ AUTOMATIC FACE DETECTION: ObscuraCam automatically detects faces in both photos and videos, so you can quickly and easily anonymize a crowd or a long video.
★ MULTIPLE PRIVACY MODES: Faces can be pixelated, removed completely, or disguised with funny nose and glasses. You can also blur everything except a small portion of an image.
★ SHARE SECURELY: We remove all identifying data stored in photos including GPS location data and phone make & model so you can save the protected photo back to the Gallery, or share it directly to Facebook, Twitter or any other "Share" enabled app.
★ PROTECTS THE IDENTITY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Smartphones attach information to every photo they take, including where it was taken and by what type of camera. ObscuraCam removes all of this information.
★ AWARD-WINNING: ObscuraCam was a Winner of the 2013 Knight News Challenge

***Learn More***
★ PARTNERSHIP: ObscuraCam is a partnership between the security experts at the Guardian Project and WITNESS.org, a non-profit using the power of video and storytelling to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses.
★ ABOUT US: Guardian Project is a group of developers that make secure mobile apps and open-source code for a better tomorrow.
★ OUR WEBSITE: GuardianProject.info.
★ ABOUT WITNESS: A non-profit using the power of video and storytelling to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses.
★ WITNESS’ WEBSITE: http://witness.org
★ ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/guardianproject & https://twitter.com/witnessorg
★ OPEN-SOURCE: ObscuraCam is free software. You can take a look at our source code, or join the community to help make Orweb even better: https://github.com/guardianproject/ObscuraCam
★ MESSAGE US: Are we missing your favorite feature? Found an annoying bug? Please tell us! We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email: support@guardianproject.info.
Updated on
Nov 9, 2017

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Ratings and reviews

2.58K reviews
Steve Rank
April 7, 2024
Have enjoyed using this app for many many years. My old phone finally died so I now have the Galaxy s24 Ultra. This app was last updated in 2017 and does not support current software. I did not try it on photographs. It does not even recognize videos as I cannot choose a video for any video in a folder is not there when I'm trying to pick it. I pray they do update it because it is very much needed. I did send an email to the people that created it.
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Roger Sherman
November 23, 2021
Easy to use and no ads. Only exports to .jpg file I would prefer to keep the original file type. For another app or extended features I can use something for redacting names or account numbers on pages of scanned documents. This would require a find & replace type feature as seen in Word and other office apps but for photos thus obscuring the same account number across a multiple pages scanned document. Useful for quick obscuring of sensitive info in screenshot before uploading to cloud.
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Matt Hunter
July 2, 2023
This should be on everyone's phone. The only reason I'm giving 4 stars is that the version on the Play store doesn't allow capturing photos directly from the app anymore. There is a legitimate use case for that, as especially on Pixel devices with photo backup built in, one might not want to use the default camera to take sensitive photos. That's what I'd suggest fixing. The button is there but doesn't do anything. I know that it works on the version currently on a well known FOSS store. 🙏
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What's new

Our first public beta release of our major overhaul of ObscuraCam. At its core, is the same core concept - remove metadata from photos and video, and through automatic or manual selection protect faces and other sensitive areas of a photo or video.

* Integrated gallery view for easy selection of photos or videos
* Updated to support latest Face detection APIs with our own improvements
* New approach to video obscuring (let us know what you think!)
* New face filter masks!