Some cell phone models can achieve the effect through the dual camera. The first to bring the feature was Apple's iPhone 7 Plus. Find out in this list prepared by dnetc, ten photo editor alternatives with good blurring tools, to add a more professional touch to your images.
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Lightroom mobile app creates bokeh effect in photos, similar to the portrait mode of iPhones Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
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Full featured photo editor, PicsArt can be a very complete alternative to simulate Portrait Mode. The app has a blur function with various options, such as the standard, lens (with bokeh effect), intelligent, movement, focal zoom and radial blur. After choosing one of these six alternatives, it is possible to further customize the edition with the effect intensity controls. The eraser makes it easy to select the objects you want to keep in focus.
With six blurring alternatives, PicsArt allows you to select the intensity of the effect Photo: Divulgao / PicsArt
Not surprisingly, Fotor is a favorite photo editor for users of different platforms. Available for mobile devices, desktop and online, the service is very intuitive, even for those who do not have much practice with image editing. In the app, the focus feature allows you to choose between radial, linear and elliptical modes. After this selection, define the highlight area and, similar to DSLR cameras, choose the lens aperture, which ranges from F / 1.4 (greater blur, similar to professional lenses) to F / 11 (smaller blur with greater depth of field).
Before and after the application of the focus feature, F / 1.4 linear mode in the iPhone application Photo: Reproduo / Amanda de Almeida
For those who like to do more daring experiments, LightX is an interesting alternative, with the advantage of dispensing more in-depth knowledge in image editing. Portrait Mode can be easily reproduced, but there are still other blur effects to be explored, which are displayed in the Focus menu. They are predefined modes that, combined with selection tools, achieve interesting results. However, the app is on this list of free alternatives, as I paid for the iPhone.
LightX offers predefined blurring modes, in addition to tools that allow personalized results Photo: Reproduo / Andor Apps – LightX. Edited by Amanda de Almeida
Photoshop Fix is an app created by Adobe to correct images. In practice, this means erasing unwanted elements and doing minor touches with the quality of professional editors. This includes easily producing the blurred background effect from the brush tool. Just select the "Blur" mode in the menu and select the area you want to blur. Finally, make the application and save the image.
Using the brush tool, you can easily blur any image in Photoshop Fix Photo: Reproduo / Amanda de Almeida
AfterFocus is a versatile application to add a more professional touch to your images. To simulate Portrait Mode, simply select the focus areas with your fingers and apply the effect that blurs the background. The application also offers alternatives from different focal lengths, capable of producing more natural results. Like LightX, AfterFocus is also paid for iPhone.
AfterFocus has options for different focal lengths, which help to produce more natural results Photo: Divulgao / AfterFocus
Among the various blur effects, bokeh is a favorite of users of social networks. It helps to highlight the main subject of the photo, with the use of blurred spots of light in the background, which makes the image more stylish. For this reason, BokehPic is one of the tools indicated to perform the action, since it makes the change in the simplest possible way, with the application of filters that simulate the blur effect produced with lights. Despite having few extra editing tools, the app also allows you to select the focus area with three levels of blurred background.
In addition to the blur function, BokehPic allows you to add filters that simulate the blur effect made with lights Photo: Reproduo / Amanda de Almeida
Pixlr's simple and intuitive interface is just one of the advantages of using the service. With it, it is possible to execute practically all the functions offered by a professional image editor, directly from the cell phone. Among the tools, the blur option allows you to define the area that will remain focused on circular and linear options, with an intensity control bar from 0 to 200 (full focus to full blur). To compare the edited image with the original, just keep your finger on the screen.
With a simple and intuitive interface, Pixlr has resources worthy of professional image editors Photo: Reproduo / Amanda de Almeida
Easy to use and with fun features, Fabby allows you to add different and creative themes when making your selfies or video streams. In other words, it is possible to select the blur effect beforehand, instead of simulating the result in the edit. The application is very intuitive and has three levels (low, medium and high background blur) in the "Embaar" function, in addition to filters that also recreate a blurred background.
Fabby has the option to blur the background or use a filter to highlight the foreground Photo: Divulgao / Fabby
In addition to being the most popular social network for sharing photos, Instagram has good tools for editing images. In addition to the traditional filters, the Tilt Shift feature offers two modes: Radial, with the edges of the screen blurred and the center focused and Linear, which selects a linear area of the screen, while blurring the rest. Despite being a more limited alternative to specialized applications, the tool achieves a delicate result.
Instagram's tilt shift provides a slight image blur, achieving a very delicate result Photo: Reproduo / Amanda de Almeida
Developed by Google, SnapSeed is a tool that frequently appears on the list of the best and most used image editors for mobile devices. Intuitive, it offers a variety of features and the possibility to edit different formats, such as JPEG and RAW. While the Portrait tool can be used to direct the viewer's attention to the subject in the foreground, the Focus Effect helps to define what remains in focus while blurring the background of the figure.
SnapSeed's Focus Effect helps you select what remains focused while blurring the background Photo: Reproduo / Amanda de Almeida
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