Blur Tool

Add a blur to hide or mask sensitive information.

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Note: Blur and other tools in the Snagit Editor toolbar are available to edit images. To blur a video, share your video to TechSmith Camtasia.

  1. Click the Blur tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Blur tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.

  2. Select a Quick Style or edit the tool properties to customize the tool. See Tool Properties.
  3. Click and drag on the Canvas to draw the blur.
  4. When you are finished with the Blur tool, click the Move tool to select, move, edit, or delete objects you added to your image.
    Move tool

Note: Some third-party tools can reverse pixelation. Secure confidential information by covering with the Shape tool rather than the Blur tool. See Hide Sensitive Information in an Image.

Tool Properties

Edit the properties to customize the tool.

Blur properties on Windows Blur properties on Mac

Click the dropdown to select the blur type:

  • Smooth: Reduces the details in a capture similar to viewing though an out-of-focus lens. Use to apply depth or to blur the details in sensitive information.
    Smooth blur
  • Pixelate: Covers up an area with a set of large square pixels. Use to mask faces or sensitive information in an image capture.
    Pixelate blur

Shape (Mac only)
Click the dropdown to select the blur shape.

Drag the slider to adjust the blur level.

Note: This tutorial is for Snagit version 2024. Previous versions may look or function differently.