Lens Blur

Bokeh effect by real lenses!
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For Mac OS X 10.7 / 10.8 / 10.9

Create inspiring bokeh effects without using a big lens.

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* Creative Pack and 3D Bokeh Pack are available as in-app purchase.

Bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph. Unlike traditional blur filters, Lens Blur provides accurate lens simulation of true optical defocused effects, including silky specular highlights, which are natural to human eyes. Using this app you can create "bokehlicious" fine art with photos taken with any compact or smart phone camera.

Take your bokeh photographs to next level with the new, powerful features of version 1.3. Now you can use the 5 built-in specialized aperture shapes and additional wide selection of flat and 3D bokeh shapes to create stunning bokeh art as never seen before!

Stylish and attractive web design

Large background images have been in use for some time now in website design; however, using sharp, in-focus images can bring complications, and doesn't always have the desired effect. Using blurred images has a few advantages; a major one is that the image resolution does not have to be as high as an in-focus image, and will reduce page-loading time significantly.

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Add depth to UI design

The use of a blurred background brings the in-focus UI parts into even sharper focus to draw the eye, and can really set the mood to portray the right vibe for the app's image. Use Lens Blur to polish your app and get a classy look!

Create unique abstract artwork from any ordinary photo.

Lens Blur allows you to simulate the aperture and focal length of very expensive professional lenses. Love the appealing, extremely defocused images? Use them as wallpapers on your computers, tablets or phones. Need an abstract texture for your slideshow? Make a unique one with this app!

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Personalize your online life.

On social network sites, your unique profile and cover picture help people recognize you, and your customized background will be a key medium for self-expression and personal fulfillment. Instead of using regular photos, blurry backgrounds help your web page draw attention to your content while maintaining the feeling of "depth of field".

Enhance a portrait with the new soft focus lens.

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* Out-of-box effect by the new soft focus lens simulating Canon® 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus

A soft focus lens creates a velvety-soft image perfect for portraits, flowers, landscapes or any subject that needs a soft touch. Unlike other bokeh lenses, the new lens profile introduces adjustable levels of spherical aberration, an optical effect that gives the glamour dreamy image while retaining sharp focus.

The most accurate lens simulator in the world!

The most accurate lens simulator in the world!

Since bokeh is not just any blur, rendering a realistic optical effect is a far more computationally intensive operation than the "standard" Gaussian blur. Thanks to the latest OS X technology, Lens Blur is able to take full advantage of your Mac and simulate lens effect in a reasonable amount of time.

With the newest update, you can now emulate the bokeh look from your favorite real lenses! The current version includes 4 lens profiles from Canon® and Nikon®. More lens profiles will be added in the next version.