Who would like a bad image filter-fleshtone pixels go white

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Who would like a bad image filter-fleshtone pixels go white

Post by justindutoit » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:13 am

Hey folks. It's easy for kids and adults to get unwanted surprises on all kinds of normal websites. How many of you would like, for user-selected websites, to have all images screened quickly for a wide range of fleshtone pixels, and simply replace all these pixels with white, *before view for the first time*. Then, if you decide you want to see the image, just double-click on it, nice and fast.

So, on certain sites with the odd titillating picture, just quickly double-click five or ten times after page load, except for the one you don't want.

I would think a lot of parents and people who want to choose what they see would want this!

It should be quick and easy to do. No AI of any kind, just a global replace of pixels!

Later, extra features could be-
- You would have a slider which decides how broad a range of fleshtones you want to turn white, generous range with fine control.
- Parents can see all pictures by entering their password on browser load.

Please reply to this as a kind of vote for the feature. Thanks Avant for the browser!

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Re: Who would like a bad image filter-fleshtone pixels go wh

Post by André » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:45 pm

I don't think this should be part of a browser. There are many programs out there specifically designed to filter content parents don't want their kids to see. But either way, there is no replacement for proper education, discipline, and physically watching your children while they are using a computer.
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Re: Who would like a bad image filter-fleshtone pixels go wh

Post by justindutoit » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:53 pm

Sure, but most filters make you add words constantly to a ban list. What about the situation where you go to a site with no interest in seeing anything inappropriate, and get an image you don't want? It's too late by then to block it.

Anyway it's another option/way of doing the job. Anyone else's ideas?

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Post by kudos » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:42 am

I have to agree with André - it should not be a browser feature. That functionality should be the responsibility of an addon of sorts: Either system software, ie, anti-virus, firewall, filtering software, hosts file, etc - or a browser plugin/extension/script, although these would be easier to circumvent.
 
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Re: Who would like a bad image filter-fleshtone pixels go wh

Post by justindutoit » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:55 am

OK sure- but if that's true, is it technically even possible to filter images as the browser downloads them? I don't thin kan outside piece of software has the power to tell the browser not to download and display normally, an image. In fact I'm sure an outside program couldn't stop it.

So how could it work if not a browser?

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Post by kudos » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:04 am

If you think of most child protection software the trick seems to be to create a local proxy so that the web page and images are downloaded then checked then passed onto the browser.

Something similar could be done as an auto-execute script for Avant - take a look through the scripts and buttons section for inspiration.
 
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Post by justindutoit » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:11 am

Ta. Do you know any names of child protection software which work in this way?

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Post by kudos » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:48 am

I know the MessageLabs used flesh tone analysis in their email filtering software - maybe their web content filter uses the same technology. A web search for flesh tone analysis web content filter should yield some results.
 
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