Loom terms

Blur tool

Tool to obscure specific parts of the screen for privacy.

What is the blur tool in Loom?

The blur tool in Loom is a feature that allows users to obscure sensitive information in their videos. This is particularly useful when recording screens that may contain confidential data, personal information, or anything else that the user does not want to be visible to the viewers. The blur tool essentially overlays a blurred effect on the selected area of the video, making the underlying content indistinguishable.

To use the blur tool, users simply need to select it from the editing options, then click and drag over the area they wish to blur. The size and shape of the blur can be adjusted as needed. Once the video is published, the blurred areas will remain obscured, ensuring the privacy and security of the information. This makes Loom a safe and convenient tool for creating instructional videos, demos, and more, even when dealing with sensitive content.

How to use the blur tool in Loom?

To use the blur tool in Loom, you first need to start by recording your video. Once you have finished recording, you can then proceed to the editing phase. In the editing phase, you will find a variety of tools on the right side of the screen, one of which is the blur tool.

To use the blur tool, click on it and then select the area of the video that you want to blur. You can adjust the size and shape of the blur area to fit your needs. Once you have selected the area, click on the 'Apply' button to apply the blur effect. You can preview the effect and make any necessary adjustments before saving your changes. Remember, the blur tool is great for hiding sensitive information or distracting elements in your video.

Why is the blur tool in Loom not working?

There could be several reasons why the blur tool in Loom is not working. One possibility is that you may be using an outdated version of the software. Loom frequently updates its software to fix bugs and improve functionality, so make sure you have the latest version installed. If you're using the web version, try clearing your browser cache or switching to a different browser to see if that resolves the issue.

Another possibility is that there might be a temporary glitch or bug in the software. If this is the case, restarting the application or your device might help. If the problem persists, it's recommended to reach out to Loom's customer support for further assistance. They can help identify if the issue is a known bug or something specific to your setup.

Can I adjust the intensity of the blur tool in Loom?

No, as of now, Loom does not provide the option to adjust the intensity of the blur tool. The blur tool in Loom is primarily used to obscure sensitive information in a video. When you apply the blur tool to a section of your video, it completely blurs out the selected area. However, the level of blurriness is not adjustable. It's either fully blurred or not blurred at all. If you need a different level of blurriness, you might need to use a different video editing software that offers more advanced blurring options.

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