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Hello forum, 

I have been searching for this feature on the forum, YouTube, etc. but couldnt find anything. 

So I hope I am not asking something totally obvious. I just acquired Designer and I am looking for a way to pixelate a selection (main use case to pixel sensitive information in a screenshot or photo). 

I have this filter for Photo, but how can this be achieved in Designer? 

 

Thanks everyone in advance!

Tom

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5 minutes ago, TomIsMyName said:

I have this filter for Photo, but how can this be achieved in Designer? 

File > Edit in Photo

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Or, perhaps a Gaussian Blur from the fx (Layer Effects) would work, instead of pixellation.

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7 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Or, perhaps a Gaussian Blur from the fx (Layer Effects) would work, instead of pixellation.

Thanks Walt. That might be a workaround. However I hope there is a pixelate filter somewhere. Mostly because people in cyber community are used to "recognise" pixelated content as something anonymised. 

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I don't have Designer, but in Photo there's the Voronoi Live Filter. It's a mosaic filter.

Also I disagree that to anonymized content is what most people recognize as that. I've seen plenty of blurred faces and license plates.

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1 hour ago, Ron P. said:

I don't have Designer, but in Photo there's the Voronoi Live Filter. It's a mosaic filter.

Also I disagree that to anonymized content is what most people recognize as that. I've seen plenty of blurred faces and license plates.

True that. When it comes to IP addresses, log files, alerts and notifications, pixels seems to be more "acknowledged" than blurring. Actually doesnt really matter, just trying to find a simple solution to pixelate things in Designer, w/o having to purchase Photo.

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Saying that “I have this filter for Photo”, in your initial post, may have been confusing some people as it sounds like you own a copy of Photo.
That may be why you have been given some solutions which include using Photo.
If you are more explicit about which application(s) you have access to at the start then it’s more likely that the answers you get will be more tailored to your specific situation.

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1 hour ago, TomIsMyName said:

but, I as mentioned in the post I use Designer

But you also said you have Photo. The Affinity applications are designed to work together, and to allow you to move easily from one application to another when the one you're currently using doesn't have the tool you need.

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45 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

But you also said you have Photo. The Affinity applications are designed to work together, and to allow you to move easily from one application to another when the one you're currently using doesn't have the tool you need.

Apparently my post was a bit unclear. I have only found the documentation on how to do this in photo, but I need to achieve this Designer. 

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