Blur Photo Effect Background

Blur Photo Effect Background

Alan Cushway

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  • img Expert
    1. High-resolution photo blur editor means you can blur at the single-pixel level for pro-grade results
    2. Export your creations in 14 different ratios, including standard phone wallpaper sizes and 1:1 for immediate Instagram sharing
    3. Includes 13 beautiful photo filters, so you can blur and adjust/add effects in the same app
  • Best free app for easy blurring! Nov 8, 2021

    By keysa1971
    Easy to install, easy to use. Easy to them save photos back to your “Photos” or wherever you store. Also has some editing features, not dissimilar to what you already have on your phone, but some of the filters are different and quite nice. My only real suggestion to them/ notice to you, Dear Reader, is that it would be nice if the diameter of the blur tool was able to be smaller. I mean, it’s not so big that it blurs your whole photo in a single swipe, it would be lovely to have it a bit smaller. I think I’ve written about 0 app reviews ever, so the fact that I took the time to draft this is significant. It’s a great free app.
  • Skeptical at first but works great! May 18, 2021

    By Neaner1977
    I was a little hesitant to get this app because there were so many reviews about people saying it doesn’t work. But then I read the developers reply to those comments and it said there is an X in the top left corner. And when I click the X, lo and behold I can use the blur feature as much as I want at no charge. Ads are minimal and IMO well worth the 30 seconds for a few pics. Great free product!!
  • Great photo blurring app so far Mar 16, 2018

    By 098Drift
    I needed a simple but effective blur tool for a photo with addresses on it, and this worked like a charm. I was able to blur my photos and adjust how "blurred" I wanted them--completely or "partially" with the outline of the letters still somewhat visible. It was a bit tricky to figure out how to adjust the strength of the blurring tool, but once I learned my way around the "Effects" tab, all worked fine. I appreciate how the number and frequency of ads is acceptable and non-intrusive. You can use this app without too much interference from long ads.
  • Best Blur App May 19, 2017

    By Vsterminator
    This is honestly the best blur app I've come across. You can change the intensity of the blur along with the brightness of it. It's easy to use. There's a brush and zoom capabilities. All the strokes will blend to the same blur setting. It's great! There are no downsides. Also! The ads aren't annoying, they only pop up when you first open it and they don't interfere with your project by popping up at random times. 5/5. ESPECIALLY for a free app.
  • Not worth the effort Mar 3, 2019

    By Disgusted in US
    I downloaded this app so I could transfer part of a picture to another background. They say color what you want to keep. It’s a joke. No matter how hard I tried, parts of what I colored came up spotty. The only two pictures I managed to have any success with I had to use another app and clone paint. If this is what you want the app for, forget it, it doesn’t work.
  • This app is the best!!! No joke dude Jul 17, 2018

    By Happy face112233:)
    I was looking for an app that would not lower the quality of a picture when blurring out the background. This app made a picture than was taken from a cell phone, look like it was taken from a professional camera...It was easy to use and compared the other blurring apps, the brush was not harsh and let me get into small spaces :)
  • Perfection! Mar 9, 2017

    By Lstar-
    This app is really easy to. The tools are fun, the different types of blurs are fun. I also love how you can save photos and post to social media. I personally love the invert effect. It is key when you want to blur everything expect a small part of the photo. I want to keep this app free so all Apple user can experience this app. It's so fun, and I love it. I can't imagine what this will be like in a few years.
  • Good App Jun 8, 2022

    By SilentShadow24
    It works and does the job and apart from the ads and asking you to go premium, it’s amazing. It’s free and blurs photo backgrounds easily along with extra effects and filters (most of them are premium though, so if you want extra effects or filters, I’d suggest blurring your photo here and then doing the rest in another app).
  • Thought I’d Hate This App But I Love It !! Oct 25, 2018

    By jamieannann
    so i just went to a game a couple days ago and wanted to edit some pics from the game and since i have a 7 - not a 7 plus or 8 plus i thought i’d find an app to blur pics instead of getting a new phone so i found this one and you know what ? I LOVE IT!! I can have pics that look like they had been taken on an 8+‼️‼️
  • Best free app for easy blurring! Nov 8, 2021

    By keysa1971
    Easy to install, easy to use. Easy to them save photos back to your “Photos” or wherever you store. Also has some editing features, not dissimilar to what you already have on your phone, but some of the filters are different and quite nice. My only real suggestion to them/ notice to you, Dear Reader, is that it would be nice if the diameter of the blur tool was able to be smaller. I mean, it’s not so big that it blurs your whole photo in a single swipe, it would be lovely to have it a bit smaller. I think I’ve written about 0 app reviews ever, so the fact that I took the time to draft this is significant. It’s a great free app.
  • Skeptical at first but works great! May 18, 2021

    By Neaner1977
    I was a little hesitant to get this app because there were so many reviews about people saying it doesn’t work. But then I read the developers reply to those comments and it said there is an X in the top left corner. And when I click the X, lo and behold I can use the blur feature as much as I want at no charge. Ads are minimal and IMO well worth the 30 seconds for a few pics. Great free product!!
  • Great photo blurring app so far Mar 16, 2018

    By 098Drift
    I needed a simple but effective blur tool for a photo with addresses on it, and this worked like a charm. I was able to blur my photos and adjust how "blurred" I wanted them--completely or "partially" with the outline of the letters still somewhat visible. It was a bit tricky to figure out how to adjust the strength of the blurring tool, but once I learned my way around the "Effects" tab, all worked fine. I appreciate how the number and frequency of ads is acceptable and non-intrusive. You can use this app without too much interference from long ads.
  • Best Blur App May 19, 2017

    By Vsterminator
    This is honestly the best blur app I've come across. You can change the intensity of the blur along with the brightness of it. It's easy to use. There's a brush and zoom capabilities. All the strokes will blend to the same blur setting. It's great! There are no downsides. Also! The ads aren't annoying, they only pop up when you first open it and they don't interfere with your project by popping up at random times. 5/5. ESPECIALLY for a free app.
  • Not worth the effort Mar 3, 2019

    By Disgusted in US
    I downloaded this app so I could transfer part of a picture to another background. They say color what you want to keep. It’s a joke. No matter how hard I tried, parts of what I colored came up spotty. The only two pictures I managed to have any success with I had to use another app and clone paint. If this is what you want the app for, forget it, it doesn’t work.
  • This app is the best!!! No joke dude Jul 17, 2018

    By Happy face112233:)
    I was looking for an app that would not lower the quality of a picture when blurring out the background. This app made a picture than was taken from a cell phone, look like it was taken from a professional camera...It was easy to use and compared the other blurring apps, the brush was not harsh and let me get into small spaces :)
  • Perfection! Mar 9, 2017

    By Lstar-
    This app is really easy to. The tools are fun, the different types of blurs are fun. I also love how you can save photos and post to social media. I personally love the invert effect. It is key when you want to blur everything expect a small part of the photo. I want to keep this app free so all Apple user can experience this app. It's so fun, and I love it. I can't imagine what this will be like in a few years.
  • Good App Jun 8, 2022

    By SilentShadow24
    It works and does the job and apart from the ads and asking you to go premium, it’s amazing. It’s free and blurs photo backgrounds easily along with extra effects and filters (most of them are premium though, so if you want extra effects or filters, I’d suggest blurring your photo here and then doing the rest in another app).
  • Thought I’d Hate This App But I Love It !! Oct 25, 2018

    By jamieannann
    so i just went to a game a couple days ago and wanted to edit some pics from the game and since i have a 7 - not a 7 plus or 8 plus i thought i’d find an app to blur pics instead of getting a new phone so i found this one and you know what ? I LOVE IT!! I can have pics that look like they had been taken on an 8+‼️‼️
  • Better than the others May 7, 2018

    By SwagScarlett
    This app is WAY better than the others! 🖤 I have downloaded 6 other blur editor apps and this be is by far the best!🍍It has many different modes that you don’t have to pay for!!! 🍩 You don’t have to pay for anything on their and it’s super high quality! You should definitely get this app!
  • No auto background blurring Dec 27, 2021

    By YPSIOW
    Many blur apps require manually brushing over the background to blur it, doing so will inevitably smudge the edge of the subject, and it’s very time consuming. This app is no exception. There shall be 2 viable solutions: (1) auto detect foreground and blur the background, (2) overlap a shape over the subject, typically a circle, an ellipse, or rectangle, then blur whatever is outside the shape. I hope the developer could make improvement.
  • I used to love this app, but... Oct 3, 2018

    By ArtieDomi
    This recent decision to make the app a subscription-based service is beyond ridiculous. Who in their right mind would willingly agree to pay an annual fee just to use a few mediocre blurring tools? I get that $12 isn’t a WHOLE lot of money, but c’mon...seriously?! No one is hurting THAT bad to blur their photos! What makes this even more insulting is that they gutted 90% of the content that was PREVIOUSLY FREE with little to no warning beforehand. Wouldn’t it have been better just to have people pay a one-time fee? That’s what other photo editing apps do! This isn’t Netflix... this app does nothing to warrant it being a subscription service. To those of you who are looking for photo blurring apps, look elsewhere.
  • Worst app. Don’t waste your time. Jun 1, 2019

    By Waste of 60 seconds
    We all know many of these photo edit apps have features that cost money, but you can still use the app without additional cost. Well this app does the “ blur” affect so poorly I’m upset i wasted 20 seconds of my life trying. This is my first apple App review... just so no one else will waste their time like I did. If you find something useful in this app please let me know. God speed
  • Won’t let you cancel before three days :| Oct 10, 2020

    By Ihateithereomg
    They say you can cancel before three days but the manage subscription button doesn’t work! What the heck! Everything else on the app happens to work except for the subscription button. Are they trying to scam people into a yearly subscription that auto-renews???
  • Ad in header blocks screen. FAIL!! Jul 6, 2020

    By Circarama
    This used to be a great app for the occasional blurring of faces or names when posting a screenshot UNTIL the developer got greedy and decided to host an advertisement in the top header of the screen making it impossible to blur anything in the top 10% of your screen. Find another app. This one no longer works as advertised.
  • If it only worked Sep 20, 2019

    By Note_Luver
    Great app but no way I would pay a cent as the quality is as poor as it gets. CONSTANT crashes. I just spend the past 40 minutes on an image that was near perfect. I was doing some fine touches to it when it froze—like it do—losing ALL my work To the engineer e, at least fall gracefully. Cache maybe? User beware. You can lose all your work at any moment
  • Blur Photo Jun 1, 2019

    By Falconp51
    I gave it one star because it has a three day free trial which I didn’t discover until the downloaded and opened. The subscription notification is near the end of the very long “About” information. First impression when searching for a “free” app version, is the fact this app appeared to be just that, but wasn’t. Also, $11 a year subscription rate? No thank you
  • First time using app Mar 26, 2017

    By Photobulous
    This is my first time using an app. Not sure how it works yet. Tried saving my work so I can see what it looks like. But not able to save or see my editing unless I leave a review. Once I have a chance to play around and actually see what I have done, I will come back and give a more detailed review.

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  • img Expert
    1. High-resolution photo blur editor means you can blur at the single-pixel level for pro-grade results
    2. Export your creations in 14 different ratios, including standard phone wallpaper sizes and 1:1 for immediate Instagram sharing
    3. Includes 13 beautiful photo filters, so you can blur and adjust/add effects in the same app
  • Best free app for easy blurring! Nov 8, 2021

    By keysa1971
    Easy to install, easy to use. Easy to them save photos back to your “Photos” or wherever you store. Also has some editing features, not dissimilar to what you already have on your phone, but some of the filters are different and quite nice. My only real suggestion to them/ notice to you, Dear Reader, is that it would be nice if the diameter of the blur tool was able to be smaller. I mean, it’s not so big that it blurs your whole photo in a single swipe, it would be lovely to have it a bit smaller. I think I’ve written about 0 app reviews ever, so the fact that I took the time to draft this is significant. It’s a great free app.
  • Skeptical at first but works great! May 18, 2021

    By Neaner1977
    I was a little hesitant to get this app because there were so many reviews about people saying it doesn’t work. But then I read the developers reply to those comments and it said there is an X in the top left corner. And when I click the X, lo and behold I can use the blur feature as much as I want at no charge. Ads are minimal and IMO well worth the 30 seconds for a few pics. Great free product!!
  • Best Blur App May 19, 2017

    By Vsterminator
    This is honestly the best blur app I've come across. You can change the intensity of the blur along with the brightness of it. It's easy to use. There's a brush and zoom capabilities. All the strokes will blend to the same blur setting. It's great! There are no downsides. Also! The ads aren't annoying, they only pop up when you first open it and they don't interfere with your project by popping up at random times. 5/5. ESPECIALLY for a free app.
  • Not worth the effort Mar 3, 2019

    By Disgusted in US
    I downloaded this app so I could transfer part of a picture to another background. They say color what you want to keep. It’s a joke. No matter how hard I tried, parts of what I colored came up spotty. The only two pictures I managed to have any success with I had to use another app and clone paint. If this is what you want the app for, forget it, it doesn’t work.
  • This app is the best!!! No joke dude Jul 17, 2018

    By Happy face112233:)
    I was looking for an app that would not lower the quality of a picture when blurring out the background. This app made a picture than was taken from a cell phone, look like it was taken from a professional camera...It was easy to use and compared the other blurring apps, the brush was not harsh and let me get into small spaces :)
  • Perfection! Mar 9, 2017

    By Lstar-
    This app is really easy to. The tools are fun, the different types of blurs are fun. I also love how you can save photos and post to social media. I personally love the invert effect. It is key when you want to blur everything expect a small part of the photo. I want to keep this app free so all Apple user can experience this app. It's so fun, and I love it. I can't imagine what this will be like in a few years.
  • Good App Jun 8, 2022

    By SilentShadow24
    It works and does the job and apart from the ads and asking you to go premium, it’s amazing. It’s free and blurs photo backgrounds easily along with extra effects and filters (most of them are premium though, so if you want extra effects or filters, I’d suggest blurring your photo here and then doing the rest in another app).
  • Thought I’d Hate This App But I Love It !! Oct 25, 2018

    By jamieannann
    so i just went to a game a couple days ago and wanted to edit some pics from the game and since i have a 7 - not a 7 plus or 8 plus i thought i’d find an app to blur pics instead of getting a new phone so i found this one and you know what ? I LOVE IT!! I can have pics that look like they had been taken on an 8+‼️‼️
  • Better than the others May 7, 2018

    By SwagScarlett
    This app is WAY better than the others! 🖤 I have downloaded 6 other blur editor apps and this be is by far the best!🍍It has many different modes that you don’t have to pay for!!! 🍩 You don’t have to pay for anything on their and it’s super high quality! You should definitely get this app!
  • Great App Aug 3, 2018

    By Skydog518
    I have a project that has yearbook pictures of alumni. I want to post some of these old high school pics, but there are a few guys I don’t recall in the class photos. I don’t want to post some of the unknown guys in the picture without their consent. This app was very easy to use. The multiple pixilation choices are amazing. It looks very professionally done.
  • Great photo blurring app so far Mar 16, 2018

    By 098Drift
    I needed a simple but effective blur tool for a photo with addresses on it, and this worked like a charm. I was able to blur my photos and adjust how "blurred" I wanted them--completely or "partially" with the outline of the letters still somewhat visible. It was a bit tricky to figure out how to adjust the strength of the blurring tool, but once I learned my way around the "Effects" tab, all worked fine. I appreciate how the number and frequency of ads is acceptable and non-intrusive. You can use this app without too much interference from long ads.
  • :/ Jan 27, 2019

    By Tori Blosnet
    This photo editing app isn’t the best, my friend and I were looking at the reviews and we saw, “Great App!” “Amazing performance!” But it isn’t actually that good. The blur does not at all look natural, it looks fake and it doesn’t mix/fit with the photos that you blur out. Maybe it could work for somebody that finds it more useful to me, but I found this a bit misleading.
  • 👍 Aug 7, 2021

    By nuffnice
    I love this app! I usually use it for thumbnails on my videos or editing pictures. But most of the editing tools are only for premium, if Blur Photo could have more of the tools for non-premium people that would be great! Overall I recommend getting this app if you are a editor or want to be editor!
  • Great blur app so far Jul 8, 2017

    By Sassy_pants613
    In order to save the first photo I edited with this app, I have to give this review. I have not used the app much, but so far so good. As most free apps, there are lots of advertisements, but no issues with the function of the app itself. Four stars for now, as I didn't have a chance to fully use the app before being required to review it.
  • Please change blur settings back to watch add Feb 20, 2021

    By ARMYY=BTS
    Good app but why did you take away the different blur options for free version? Please put back watch an add to unlock for 24 hour option. I will not be forced to buy a subscription :(
  • Almost satisfied May 7, 2020

    By Ahmad_Zablah
    This app is really capable and important for professional editors for a quick edit using phone. It has some really cool filters most of them are paid. It just needs some more options to be more flexible, otherwise it’s awesome!
  • Must Complete All At Once Dec 13, 2018

    By cnakjdjwjxkalkdnicknameistaken
    I love this app and i only have the free version, but i wish there was a way to save a photo when you’re only partially done with it and then come back, cuz if you’re editing a lot it takes a long time.
  • Better than others Jun 30, 2017

    By trippinonsunshine
    I like the fact that they have more options like motion, or glass. And the app works much better than other similar ones I've used in the past.
  • It’s OK Jul 22, 2019

    By CAHM01
    So I just started using this and I found that is is very convenient but there is a premium. Without the premium you will have ads and other interruption. I do really enjoy it though, but don’t waste your money.😊
  • I like the app Jan 4, 2017

    By Vicky Ieshia
    The app is very simple and easy to use. I like how easy it is to access your photos and to blur pictures. The only thing I don't like is that I have to write a review to save the picture to my camera roll.
  • Works - but confusing Jul 23, 2016

    By MrWufz
    The first time I opened a picture to edit, it took me to a crop screen. Only after I chose to crop did it take me to the screen where I could choose to blur. Also, that initial screen didn't look nice. I prefer the Blur Background app by Joowong(?). The interface looks nicer and it starts you off straight at blurring. More intuitive.
  • Works but takes a while to figure out Mar 21, 2017

    By FantasticMon
    It takes a bit of playing around with before you can figure out what works best for you. Gets the job done! I just started to run a classroom page and need to make sure my kiddos have their privacy. Nice app overall.
  • Great! Nov 5, 2016

    By Cool Girl 13 23
    This app works very well but sometimes I just want an all free app where you don't need to buy any in-app-purchases to get a good app. I understand that that is how you make your money but it would make your app even more better if it didn't need any in-app-purchases. Thanks!
  • No auto background blurring Dec 27, 2021

    By YPSIOW
    Many blur apps require manually brushing over the background to blur it, doing so will inevitably smudge the edge of the subject, and it’s very time consuming. This app is no exception. There shall be 2 viable solutions: (1) auto detect foreground and blur the background, (2) overlap a shape over the subject, typically a circle, an ellipse, or rectangle, then blur whatever is outside the shape. I hope the developer could make improvement.
  • First time using app Mar 26, 2017

    By Photobulous
    This is my first time using an app. Not sure how it works yet. Tried saving my work so I can see what it looks like. But not able to save or see my editing unless I leave a review. Once I have a chance to play around and actually see what I have done, I will come back and give a more detailed review.
  • I used to love this app, but... Oct 3, 2018

    By ArtieDomi
    This recent decision to make the app a subscription-based service is beyond ridiculous. Who in their right mind would willingly agree to pay an annual fee just to use a few mediocre blurring tools? I get that $12 isn’t a WHOLE lot of money, but c’mon...seriously?! No one is hurting THAT bad to blur their photos! What makes this even more insulting is that they gutted 90% of the content that was PREVIOUSLY FREE with little to no warning beforehand. Wouldn’t it have been better just to have people pay a one-time fee? That’s what other photo editing apps do! This isn’t Netflix... this app does nothing to warrant it being a subscription service. To those of you who are looking for photo blurring apps, look elsewhere.
  • Worst app. Don’t waste your time. Jun 1, 2019

    By Waste of 60 seconds
    We all know many of these photo edit apps have features that cost money, but you can still use the app without additional cost. Well this app does the “ blur” affect so poorly I’m upset i wasted 20 seconds of my life trying. This is my first apple App review... just so no one else will waste their time like I did. If you find something useful in this app please let me know. God speed
  • Won’t let you cancel before three days :| Oct 10, 2020

    By Ihateithereomg
    They say you can cancel before three days but the manage subscription button doesn’t work! What the heck! Everything else on the app happens to work except for the subscription button. Are they trying to scam people into a yearly subscription that auto-renews???
  • Ad in header blocks screen. FAIL!! Jul 6, 2020

    By Circarama
    This used to be a great app for the occasional blurring of faces or names when posting a screenshot UNTIL the developer got greedy and decided to host an advertisement in the top header of the screen making it impossible to blur anything in the top 10% of your screen. Find another app. This one no longer works as advertised.
  • If it only worked Sep 20, 2019

    By Note_Luver
    Great app but no way I would pay a cent as the quality is as poor as it gets. CONSTANT crashes. I just spend the past 40 minutes on an image that was near perfect. I was doing some fine touches to it when it froze—like it do—losing ALL my work To the engineer e, at least fall gracefully. Cache maybe? User beware. You can lose all your work at any moment
  • Blur Photo Jun 1, 2019

    By Falconp51
    I gave it one star because it has a three day free trial which I didn’t discover until the downloaded and opened. The subscription notification is near the end of the very long “About” information. First impression when searching for a “free” app version, is the fact this app appeared to be just that, but wasn’t. Also, $11 a year subscription rate? No thank you

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