How to Blur Photo iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking to add a touch of creativity to your iPhone photos? One popular technique is blurring, which can help draw attention to specific subjects or create a dreamy effect. In this tutorial, we will explore how to blur photos on your iPhone using both built-in and third-party apps.

Method 1: Using the Depth Effect on iPhone

If you have an iPhone with dual cameras (such as the iPhone 7 Plus and newer models), you can take advantage of the depth effect feature. This allows you to blur the background while keeping your subject in focus.

  1. Open the Camera app on your iPhone and select the Portrait mode.
  2. Compose your shot, making sure your subject is well-lit and positioned properly.
  3. Tap the shutter button to capture the photo. The depth effect will be applied automatically.
  4. Edit the photo if desired. You can adjust the intensity of the blur using the Depth Control slider.
  5. iPhone Depth Effect

Method 2: Using Third-Party Apps

If your iPhone doesn’t have dual cameras or if you want more control over the blurring effect, there are several third-party apps available that offer advanced editing features. Here are a few popular options:

a) Snapseed

Snapseed is a powerful photo editing app that offers a wide range of tools, including a selective blur feature. Here’s how you can use Snapseed to blur photos:

  1. Download and install Snapseed from the App Store if you don’t already have it.
  2. Open the app and select the photo you want to edit.
  3. Select the ‘Lens Blur’ tool from the list of editing options.
  4. Adjust the blur intensity by moving your finger up or down on the screen.
  5. Snapseed Lens Blur

b) AfterFocus

If you’re looking for an app specifically designed for creating custom blurring effects, AfterFocus is worth considering. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Install AfterFocus from the App Store.
  2. Select a photo from your library or take a new one using the in-app camera.
  3. Draw a rough outline around your subject. The app will automatically detect the foreground and background areas.
  4. Refine the selection if needed, using the eraser and marker tools provided.
  5. AfterFocus Custom Blur

With these methods, you can easily blur photos on your iPhone to add a professional touch or unleash your creative side. Experiment with different techniques and apps to achieve stunning results!

Note: Remember to always save a copy of your original photo before applying any edits, as irreversible changes may occur during the editing process.

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