Obfuscator, a simple tool specially designed to cover up information


In a current day when we share everything on social networks, we have to be careful not to share too much. Applications such as Twitter Mobile already offer us tools to cover certain information in the images that we are going to publish, among which we have "stickers" or "stickers" shaped like emoji, but this type of application is not available for desktop operating systems. A software that comes close to it is Obfuscator and it will allow us to "obfuscate" (cover) what we want in different ways.

When I say that Obfuscator is close to what the official Twitter mobile app offers, I am referring only to the task of covering the information. This program is not an image editing software, so it does not come with stickers or advanced tools, but it will allow us to cover everything we want without having to use more complete and confusing software or having to literally get lost in the menus of this type of program.

Obfuscator is available on Flathub

Obfuscator tools are available in other software such as GIMP, but this little tool has been created solely and exclusively to cover information, which means that it is less heavy and that hiding parts of our images will be more productive. The «obfuscations» that we can use are simply two: pixelate or cover with a black box. Its use is very simple:

  1. We open an image from the "Open" menu or by dragging it to the Obfuscator window.
  2. Next, we choose the tool: the drop is to pixelate and the square is to cover with the black box.
  3. When we are satisfied with what we show, we save from the "hamburger."

Obfuscator, whose original name is Get busy but it appears with the name translated into Spanish in all software centers, it is available as a Flatpak package in Flathub, which means that to install it we will have to add support if our Linux distribution does not include it by default. Once the support is added, which is sometimes simply to install the "flatpak" package, we can search for Obfuscator in the software center or install it with the following command:

flatpak install flathub com.belmoussaoui.Obfuscate</span>

The command to execute it, although it almost always appears with the rest in the applications menu, is the following:

flatpak run com.belmoussaoui.Obfuscate

Obfuscate is obviously not designed for an advanced user with a solvent team that works comfortably with programs like GIMP. Rather, it is designed with those who do not master this type of software in mind, those who just want to cover up the information many times and they want to use something simpler. Are you one of them?

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