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14:30 Sep 10, 2011
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: unverpixelt
Große Probleme hat Winslet nach eigenen Angaben auch mit der britischen Boulevardpresse. Eine Freundin habe ihr von einem Artikel in einer Zeitschrift erzählt, in dem ihre Kinder unverpixelt zu sehen gewesen seien. Danach habe sie sich gegoogelt. "Das habe ich zuvor nie getan, weil ich mir nichts Ekelhafteres vorstellen kann."
Jianming Sun
Local time: 16:07
English translation:not pixelated
This magazine simply omitted to pixelate or blur the children in the picture ('not blurred' is an alternative).
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Willem Wunderink
Local time: 09:07
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4 +2not pixelated
Willem Wunderink
3unpixel(l)ated / unblurredopolt
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Pixelization, pixelation and pixilationEugenia Robinson



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unpixel(l)ated / unblurred

Sometimes also "unpixeled".

To "pixelate" means to blur (the face of a) person using a photo (or video) editing program (Photoshop, Gimp) in order to make him/her unrecognizable (for privacy reasons, or to make "private" parts invisible). The reverse effect (basically, restoring the original photo) "uncensors" the photo.

Note added at 37 mins (2011-09-10 15:07:58 GMT)

I forgot to mention the possibility that the pics may never have been blurred in the the first place, which is probably what she means here.

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not pixelated

This magazine simply omitted to pixelate or blur the children in the picture ('not blurred' is an alternative).

Willem Wunderink
Local time: 09:07
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agree  gangels
3 hrs
  -> thanks, gangels

agree  Nicola Wood
16 hrs
  -> thanks again, Nicola
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Reference: Pixelization, pixelation and pixilation

Reference information:
Pixelization is a video- and image-editing technique in which an image is blurred by displaying part or all of it at a markedly lower resolution. It is primarily used for censorship. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixelization

In computer graphics, pixelation (or pixellation in British English) is an effect caused by displaying a bitmap or a section of a bitmap at such a large size that individual pixels, small single-colored square display elements that comprise the bitmap, are visible to the eye. Such an image is said to be pixelated (pixellated in the UK).

Pixilation (from pixilated) is a stop motion technique where live actors are used as a frame-by-frame subject in an animated film, by repeatedly posing while one or more frame is taken and changing pose slightly before the next frame or frames.

Eugenia Robinson
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neutral  opolt: Thanks for the clarification. However, the Wikipedia article on "pixelization" seems to use the verb "to pixelate" throughout.
11 mins
agree  xxxkudozian: Dankeschön - da hab ich was neues gelernt :)
21 hrs
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