Captricity for document redaction
May 25, 2012 by Andrea Spillmann
Several customers have asked us whether it's possible to use Captricity's auto-magical document redaction feature as a standalone service -- you sure can!
Let's say you want to publish a collection of Section 527 tax forms, which are freely available from the IRS. As a courtesy, you want to redact the EIN number from each form. Using the core of Captricity's computer vision technology , which recognizes and crops boxed regions you specify on a page, you can specify a region as "redacted" once, and have Captricity take care of the redaction for all forms of the same type.
- Upload a blank version of the form to use as your template.
- Draw boxes around the fields you want redacted, and click "Black this Out" (see below).
- Define at least one other non-redacted field on the page (it can be as simple as a page or form number).
- Submit the job.
On the Job results page, you can click each row (on the filename) and download the redacted image.