New - Mask Screenshots Taken from "Adult" Websites - Web Shrinker

New – Mask Screenshots Taken from “Adult” Websites

New – Mask Screenshots Taken from “Adult” Websites

Today we are releasing a new feature for our website screenshots service – the ability to pixelate images captured from sites categorized as “adult.”

To use this feature, simply pass the option “hideadult=1” with your screenshot API calls. This will automatically mask images for any URL or domain name if it’s categorized as having “adult” content.

Here is an example screenshot of youtube.com, with and without pixelation. If youtube.com were categorized as an adult site, the pixelated image would be used instead of the normal image when this option is enabled.

Pixelated Screenshot
Pixelated Screenshot
Normal Screenshot
Normal Screenshot


This feature is a great addition to our website screenshot service. It greatly lowers the risk of displaying offensive or objectionable images to your end users. We look forward to seeing it put to good use in your projects!


Adam Spotton

The Founder of Web Shrinker LLC, a developer for 20+ years, and generally a fan of all things technology and security related. Adam holds various industry certifications including Network+, Linux+, as well as others like Big Data, Machine Learning, and looks for new ways they can be applied to improve the companies services in new and innovative ways.

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