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Five applications to blur the background of your photos on Android

Background out of focus, the magic of portrait mode

With the popularization of dual cameras in mobile phones the portrait mode or effect bokeh. Thanks to this mode, the background can be blurred so that the subject in the foreground stands out more. Although in the first instance it was necessary to have a mobile phone with a double lens, the truth is that the improvement of technologies has allowed that, through software, it is possible to take portrait mode photos in cameras with a single lens.

But for all this, it is normal to have a current phone, adapted to the times and that offers these modes natively. Therefore, old mobiles do not usually have portrait mode. What solution exists then? Post-edit the photographs we take. Therefore we bring you a selection of apps to blur the background on Android.

Apps to blur the background on Android

Blur Image Background Editor

This application stands out for its two modes: Blur and Shape Blur. The first allows you to paint the area you want to stay in focus; while the second offers you shapes such as circles or triangles whose interior will remain in focus and whose exterior will blur. Which one you choose will depend on how artistic or exact you want to wear.

Download Blur Image Background Editor from the Play Store

Auto Blur Background

In general, you will find the same behavior as in the previous app, including the two ways to perform the blur. You should paint the areas you want to focus on. It also stands out for its simplicity and is an option to consider if the above does not convince you.

Download Auto Blur Background from the Play Store

BLUR

BLUR take it in reverse and it will force you to paint the areas you want to blur. Its main advantage is that it is a more complete editing app, so you can also, for example, crop the images. It includes a camera to take photos directly and edit them instantly.

Download BLUR from the Play Store

Blurred

Blurred It behaves the same as the first two applications, but stands out for offering more shapes to use in Shape Blur mode.

Download Blurred from the Play Store

Point blur

Similar to BLUR, Point blur includes its own built-in camera. Within the limits of these applications, it will let you determine quite exactly which parts you want to blur; so install it if the rest seem inaccurate.

Download Point Blur from the Play Store