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Old 07-22-2020, 11:50 AM   #1
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Posting an ambiguated photo in Facebook?


Sometimes graphic images are respectfully ambiguated in Facebook for viewers to disambiguate at the press of a button if they think it is needed. I want to post such a picture, but cannot see how to make it ambiguated with the view image option. Can anyone show me how?
 
Old 07-22-2020, 12:04 PM   #2
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ambiguate: to make more ambiguous
Sorry, I don't understand your question. Did you use Google translate to create it? English is not your first language?
What does (dis)ambiguate mean?
And "graphic images", do you mean any sort of graphics? Or do you mean "graphic" in the sense of "descriptive, often in relation to depictions of sex or violence"?
Also a web search for "facebook ambiguate" does not pull up anything relevant.

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Old 07-22-2020, 12:25 PM   #3
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Sorry, I don't understand your question. Did you use Google translate to create it? English is not your first language?
What does (dis)ambiguate mean?
And "graphic images", do you mean any sort of graphics? Or do you mean "graphic" in the sense of "descriptive, often in relation to depictions of sex or violence"?
Also a web search for "facebook ambiguate" does not pull up anything relevant.
Yes graphic images are violence and gore. Ambiguation makes the image blurry, disambiguation reveals the image with clarity.
 
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Are you asking how to do this on Facebook, or do you want to implement your own version that works similar to how Facebook does it?

If the latter, more information on what languages you're working with will help people recommend the most specific/useful tools.

In generic terms, you create a second image (e.g. with imagemagick) and then serve only the blurred version with a hyperlink to high res version wrapped with suitable warnings, and optionally a bit of JavaScript can make it more user-friendly.

 
Old 07-22-2020, 12:57 PM   #5
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Are you asking how to do this on Facebook, or do you want to implement your own version that works similar to how Facebook does it?

If the latter, more information on what languages you're working with will help people recommend the most specific/useful tools.

In generic terms, you create a second image (e.g. with imagemagick) and then serve only the blurred version with a hyperlink to high res version wrapped with suitable warnings, and optionally a bit of JavaScript can make it more user-friendly.

I hope to use Facebook facilities.
 
Old 07-22-2020, 01:27 PM   #6
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I hope to use Facebook facilities.
Then your question should be directed at Facebook Support.


(It wouldn't surprise me if they don't provide the functionality to end-users and require someone to report the content before the masking is applied.)

 
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I would just blur it server-side, and store both the blurred and the unblurred images. That would allow my web app to swap between them.

As boughtonp says.

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Old 07-23-2020, 02:05 AM   #8
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Yes graphic images are violence and gore. Ambiguation makes the image blurry, disambiguation reveals the image with clarity.
I see. Technically it's simple: If it's a JPG or PNG or some such, once it's made blurry it cannot be "unblurred" again, so essentially you need to use two images. Other option is some sort of CSS overlay, but that's rather pointless because the viewer just needs to right-click => view image to see the "disambiguated" version.

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I hope to use Facebook facilities.
Do you mean you want to use fb's software for this, but for your own server/files?
 
Old 07-24-2020, 07:34 PM   #9
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Do you mean you want to use fb's software for this, but for your own server/files?
Yes, I have seen FB ambiguated images and clicked on them to see them clearly. One here says FB only render them so after complaints.
 
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Yes, I have seen FB ambiguated images and clicked on them to see them clearly. One here says FB only render them so after complaints.
OK. What you want is to inspect the page (F12 in most browsers) when this happens.
Some javascript magic no doubt, maybe you can extract it.
 
  


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