Photo No-No

By Elex Technologies Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Primarily designed to filter out adult images and content, Photo No-No needs additional work before we can give it our full support. After a seemingly interminable wait for the application to install, we were miffed to discover we had to enter our e-mail address to obtain an evaluation passcode. Once that unfortunate process was over, the wizard checked our Internet connection and gave us options for configuring a firewall and cleaning cached files at regular intervals. You can set the security level, specify types of images and Web sites to block, and create parental-control time-outs. However, when it came to actually ferreting out X-rated material, the program's AI engine produced mixed results. Though Photo No-No did detect a seminude picture, it also gathered some irrelevant results, such as a photo of a helicopter shadow. Also, when we logged into a thumbnail gallery with erotic links, the program failed to block several explicit-content banners. Therefore, if you plan to use Photo No-No to keep adult content away from children, we'd suggest testing it thoroughly to ensure it offers enough protection for you.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4a build 1528


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added September 28, 2004
Version 1.4a build 1528

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server


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Developer's Description

Photo No-No is a parental control for Internet browsers and e-mail. Scan and block pornographic photographs as they enter your computer and block objectionable Web sites. Every entering photograph is processed, using image analysis for possible pornographic content. Photo No-No works by looking at the content of the images, not the names of images or files, to determine if a picture is pornographic. You also can scan your hard drive, block sites, adjust levels, prevent and scan adult images in e-mail, create parent time-outs, customize good and bad lists, and utilize password protection. This program does not depend on subscription services striving to keep up with ever-changing adult-image Web sites. You don't need to constantly update lists of objectionable sites. Photo No-No's image analysis has been trained millions of times to learn the difference between good and bad photos, using the ERG AI Image Analysis Engine (patent pending).

Version 1.4a updates Web site lists and increases analysis accuracy.

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