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Best iPhone Apps For Bokeh Effect

Dazzle Your Photos With These Shining Effects


Boost your standard iPhone photography skills by adding the bokeh effect to your everyday snaps. What is bokeh exactly? Bokeh is the blur that appears in a picture's out-of-focus area, and it usually tends to look like a series of reflective dots. It can take a bit of practice to achieve a bokeh effect in photos, but these handy iPhone apps add it instantly. Hoping to step up your photography skills?

Give one of these apps a try:

  1. LensLight ($3) — Simple and user-friendly, LensLight offers customizable lighting effects, as seen above. Add multicolored spotlights, glints, light leaks, or bokeh to boost your standard snaps.
  2. picfx ($2) — With 47 different effect and frame alternatives, 13 style choices, and an option to layer different looks, picfx offers a wide range of photography possibilites. Even better? An opacity slider allows you to control the strength of each effect.
  3. PictureShow ($2) — The options seem endless in this app: 45 preset styles, 23 frames, plus 10 light leak choices and 13 noise effects. There are five different lens choices. You can save a custom style for quick photo application, and messages can be added onto photos. Another bonus? A timer, so that you can take your time to pose or frame shots.
  4. iDarkroom ($1) — Thanks to 12 light leak and bokeh effects, this is a great option for those who love to play around with lighting. The app allows you to adjust saturation, contrast, and brightness, and 10 film paper effects offer a unique way to filter photos.
  5. Bokeh Booth ($1) — This basic, straightforward app is all about adding bokeh to your photos. It's best to do more complex editing with another app, then use Bokeh Booth to choose between hearts, stars, or basic circles for your bokeh shapes.

Do you have any tips for adding bokeh? Share them in the comments below!

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Faizan3485489 Faizan3485489 3 years
Are you interested in making your photographs masterpieces instantly with a few taps? Do you want to make your shots awesome, no matter if they are old vintage, black and white or new high resolution colorful photos, by applying a plethora of special effects? Do you want to use selective colors, variety of brush sizes (adjust manually or automatically), gestures like Pan/Zoom/Splash, unlimited Undos, Colorize, Tintalize, Recolor, blend brush to create custom effects and text blending on your photo? Don’t you want to support both landscape or portrait mode and options like loading/importing photo from Cloud, instead of just from camera or photo library? Being an experienced photographer, are you tired of photo editors having several critical limitations? Won't it be cool if you had a choice of 135+ built-in effects on different parts of the same photo and still have the option of creating your own custom effects? Would you like to have option to make favorite list of built-in effects to choose them easily for future? You can also share your masterpiece with your friends through Email, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Picassa, Dropbox or post it in form of the post card, to anywhere in the world. If you are looking for an app with all of the above features, try out Photo Splash FX.
Grace-Hitchcock Grace-Hitchcock 4 years
So fun! I've always wondered about how everyone gets the cool lighting on their instagrams!
popculture-whore popculture-whore 4 years
i purchased both the pictureshow and bokeh booth, and i have to say, if you're looking for just bokeh effects, i would definitely go with the latter. they have quite a few shapes to choose from (octagon, hearts, circles, squares etc), and the effects are really cool
Tara-Block Tara-Block 4 years
Yay!!!!! LOVE
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