What are the best photo blur apps?

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    #1Blur Image Background

    Blur Image Background
    Blur Image Background is a free app for Android devices in which you will find useful tools for blurring the undesired background of the pics of your choice. Includes automatic photo filters.



    Richard McDonald
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "I needed something to blur out the background of a lot of my vacation photos. I got a lot of photos with random people in the background that I didn't want. I decided to try out Blur Image Background and it's a pretty easy way to do it. It's very quick and doesn't take a lot of skill in image editing to do."
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    #2Bokeh Lens

    Bokeh Lens
    Bokeh Lens is an easy-to-use free app for iOS in which you can edit any photo from your gallery to have a bokeh effect or a blurred background. The area selection is manual and features several zoom options.



    Walter Harris
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "I have been comparing my photos to others online and have been disappointed by their blandness. To spice things up I went searching for some effects apps and came across Bokeh Lens. The bokeh effect and blurred backgrounds make my photos really shine on social media. If you want your photos to stand out online download this app."
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    #3Depth Effects

    Depth Effects
    Depth Effects is a premium app for iOS that allows you to have portrait mode on your iPhone device. It features bokeh effects and DLSR-mode for any picture you select from your gallery.



    Lawrence Simpson
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "While Depth Effects does offer up a number of effects, not only is it a premium app but it is also only for iOS. The app itself does appear to be well reviewed, though, so it seems like a good app."
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    AfterFocus is a photo-editor app for Android and iOS devices in which you can blur the background of your images by choosing and selecting what part of it you want it to be blurred. Fast sharing options included.

    iOS, Android


    Vincent Weber
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "Decent app for blurring your image background. Quite a few options for sharing you pictures as well."
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    FabFocus is a premium app for iOS devices in which you can add blur, depth and bokeh effects to the photos you select from your gallery. The app features a built-in body recognition.



    Carol Russell
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "I'm a photographer and I love photography apps. I love to play around with them. I found FabFocus for iOS phones and tablets and it's definitely one of my favorites. It's probably the best photo blur app I've found. The controls are intuitive and the layout of the app is pretty easy to understand. It does an awesome job at creating beautiful blur and bokeh effects in your photos if you need the background blurred for a portrait look. Definitely recommended for all photographers and photography enthusiasts!"
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    #6Tadaa SLR

    Tadaa SLR
    Tadaa SLR is a pad app for iOS devices in which you can add a powerful effect to your regular camera. Just shoot, focus and get bokeh and depth of field effects as simple as it seems.



    Jack Burns
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "I miss having a real camera to shoot with. I was a bit of a photographer back in the day, and nothing compare to the real thing. Camera phones consistently underwhelmed me, until I use this. This actually pretty good. Dl it and it lets adjust bokeh and adds a selection of depth of field, just like in a real photo lab. This is pretty awesome."
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    #7Filterstorm Neue

    Filterstorm Neue

    Filterstorm Neue provides users with editing tools they can use to modify photos such as Clarity, Close, Curves, Hue. Saturation, Temperature, Color Blending, etc. It also comes with features you can use for effects, masking, and blending.




    Zhang Fang
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "This is one slick photo editing app. I've done some things on here that I can't even reproduce on my desktop!"
  5. 7



    Snapseed is a complete and professional photo-editing software application developed by Google that will upgrade your regular photos, with lots of filters and special effects. It has 29 tools like healing, brush, structure, HDR, etc.


    Android, iOS


    Peter Flores
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "Snapseed isn't just a photo blur app. It's a full-blown photo editing app. It's pretty incredible what you can do with this app. It's very smooth fast, too."
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    #9Big Lens

    Big Lens
    Big Lens is a paid app for iOS that gives an upgrade to the regular camera, adding blur effects, depth of field and lots of tools that adjust different parameters in order to get a professional result. This app is being offered by Reallusion Inc.



    Mark Lane
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I'm not a fan of taking pictures with smartphones and then apply some 'fancy' filters to make them look awesome. The truth is, these pictures will look awesome only on a smartphone screen (tablet screen at best). Blurring the background will make it look like a picture was shot with a wide aperture, however, there will be artifacts that digital blurring won't be able to hide. If you want to make cool photographs, do not look for simple ways, take some lessons in photography use a camera with good lens (doesn't mean expensive). All in all, it is not that hard but it is definitely exciting!"
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    Prisma is a photo-editing app that lets users transform their photos into art using the style of famous artists like Munk and Picasso, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. It features more than 300 filters to choose from.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    David Weber
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "This app isn't just for blurring photos, but you can still do that in the app. I liked the range of customization I get for what I can do to my photos."
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    Manual is a powerful camera app with full control over your image. Quickly and simply adjust all parameters of your image, including shutter, ISO, white balance, focus and exposure compensation.




    Nicole Yi
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "So I was look for an app that could do the best photo blur, I looked around and eventually ended up trying Manual. So far its very decent, its a powerful app and ive noticed it gives me full control of my images. So far so good."
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    #12Pixlr Express

    Pixlr Express

    With Pixlr Express, you can capture any moment and make it unique. It offers over 2 million combinations of effects, overlays and filters. When you finish, you can share them on your social networks.


    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome


    Rocío Olvera
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "I’m always looking for the best photo blur apps. Pixlr Express has been one of the best ones that I’ve found. The interface is visually pleasing and it’s easy to use. The overlays and filters are some of the best that I’ve seen in a long time. Love how easy it is to share to social media once I’m finished as well. Overall, I would highly recommend this one. "
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    Pixlr is a free photo editor app wherein you can transform and improve all your pictures. It features simple tools that will help you add effects and filters to photos. The photo editing app is available online and on Android and iOS.


    Web, Android, iOS


    Tiffany Ortiz
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "Pixlr-Free Photo Editor is a great app for a non-professional photographer like me. I use it to improve my Instagram posts as well as personal photos. It is easy to learn and has a lot of variety. I love that it's free."
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    FaceBlur is a photo editing app developed by Roman Shevtsov for iOS devices. The app allows users to blur faces and places with just a single tap of a button. FaceBlur also lets users set the blur intensity level, resize, rotate, and more.




    royal canister
    Written on May 7, 2019
    "Blurs out faces and more. Autodetection works, app is really easy and simple to work, just as standard Photos app on the iphone!"


Best What are the best photo blur apps
1Blur Image BackgroundApps 19 Free
2Bokeh LensApps 19 Paid
3Depth EffectsApps 18 Paid
4AfterFocusApps 17 Free
5FabFocusApps 14 Paid
6Tadaa SLRApps 10 Paid
7Filterstorm NeueApps 8 Paid
8Snapseed Apps 7 Free
9Big LensApps 7 Paid
10PrismaApps 5 Free

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