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Bokeh - Focus with Background Blur Photo Effects

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Bokeh (background blur) is the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens. With our professional Bokeh app, you can take an image focus while adjusting how much background blur you'd like.
• Adjust strength of blur
• Adjust saturation
• Add a vignette

• Share in every way:
• Mail
• Messages
• Facebook
• Twitter
• Export JPEG
• iFocus photo - Save as an iFocus photo to go back and edit the photo later.


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Customer Reviews

Only uses a simple blur effect, does not produce bokeh

In all fairness, I’d like to point out that for many people this app will do just what they want. However, its functionality is lacking in one very important way: it does not simulate a wide aperture, it simply applies a blur effect to parts of the photo.

Let me explain, if you’re not sure what that means.

When you look at a photo of, say, an object close to the camera and out-of-focus lights in the background, the lights aren’t simply blurry. Do an image search for “bokeh” and you’ll see what it should look like—lots of circles, and only slightly blurry. In most real-world examples, it won’t look quite so striking, but the difference is easily noticeable.

This app does not simulate that. All it does is apply a simple Gaussian blur effect, which looks quite different, and provides you with extremely few options to customize the effect.

If you’re interested and want to learn more, look up “bokeh vs. Gaussian blur” and read what you find.

Needs save options besides jpeg

Nice little program. Really needs 16 bit tiff/png output options before I’ll consider it much more than a toy..i really want to give it 5 stars..

it’s broken

Opened it, started using it, it crashed halfway through. I had to force quit to close it then it wouldn’t open again. Tried reinstalling it, still wouldn’t open. I guess we should beware of the $.99 deals.

Bokeh - Focus with Background Blur Photo Effects
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 2.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

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