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Old 06-17-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Blurry license plates...

I have a question and don't know where to put it. It's not far enough off topic to go to Jo Mamma, and it doesn't pertain to any specific bike so it can't go in one of those sections. Since its a picture question, I'll stick it here. If ts the wrong place, please forgive me. Or don't, whatever.

Anyhow, when people take pictures of their bikes, they often cover OT blur their license plates. I'm wondering why that is. The plate on on the back of the bike for all the world to see. Thousands of people who live in the same town as you can see it everyday. But for pictures, it's a secret all of the sudden? Is there even a way for civilians to run a plate and get info on the bike and owner?

I only ask because I never bother to blur mine, so I'm just curious what motive I'm missing for doing do.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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I know, rite?

like who the f cares? my Wee's plate is "Lolita" by the way. so what?
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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HA I always wondered this as well. It seemed to me folks were just being paranoid. Maybe not I don't know either.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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HA I always wondered this as well. It seemed to me folks were just being paranoid. Maybe not I don't know either.
keeps people from being able to stalk you.

That's the theory.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:18 PM   #5
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keeps people from being able to stalk you.

That's the theory.
How is that? can anyone run a plate in the US?? You can't in Canada. So it's not an issue.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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Ya makes me wonder too? some guy's display there personal plates proudly... WTF... over?
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #7
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How is that? can anyone run a plate in the US?? You can't in Canada. So it's not an issue.
The DPPA applies, but a PI will do it for a legitimate reason. I've done it.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:48 PM   #8
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My job falls under the dlppa, i can't give any information out to any other person that i obtained from there dl file. (to dumb it down)
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:39 PM   #9
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In the UK we get a lot of plate cloning onto other vehicles for various illegal reasons.

Whilst the scrotes doing this could easily just look outside for some plates, they probably try and avoid plates registered near where they live and looking around online for example plates (especially if you are trying to match a plate to a specific type of vehicle) is an easy option.

So if you are a vehicle owner, 2 minutes work for every photo containing your plate can be worthwhile as it minimizes the chance of your plate being used in this way and then getting a nasty surprise when the law comes calling. Yes if said scrote sees your vehicle on the road it can still happen so yes you can still get cloned, just reduces the chance.

Oh and some UK vehicle owners don't see the point and don't bother obscuring their plates in online images either - personally I usually do.

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Old 06-18-2012, 05:34 AM   #10
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How?

How do you blur the numbers in pictures?
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:34 AM   #11
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:03 AM   #12
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How do you blur the numbers in pictures?
By wearing very strong glasses or almost closing your eyes.......well it works for me
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:21 AM   #13
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10-12 beers
I don't understand why you'd blur them either
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:48 AM   #14
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If you have a jpeg file open in a tool like irfanview, you can just highlight the numbers and select cut, then save the file with a black section where the numbers were.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:27 AM   #15
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How do you blur the numbers in pictures?
I usually use MS Paint, zoom in around the number plate and select some yellow to copy, then I paste it over the numbers and stretch the edges of of the pasted area so it neatly covers them all.
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