Many people regard to bokeh effect as one of the most beautiful photography effects. Derived from the Japanese word boke (ボケ), which means “blur” or “haze”, it’s a blur effect that transforms ordinary photos into silky-smooth scenes. There are several apps designed to emulate the effect on your smartphone, but today we’ll be looking Bokeh Pro by Thorus Productions.
As the name suggests, this app is specifically for users who want to use the bokeh effect on their photos. Once installed, the app walks you through a basic tutorial explaining the different controls and gestures you can use to add the effect. It’s a relatively straightforward process that you’ll immediately be familiar with if you regularly use your smartphone as your go-to photography device.
You can choose the radius of the bokeh effect by dragging on the blue slider on the right panel, and swipe between a list of paid or free bokeh effects. There are quite a few free effects to choose from, but you’ll need to buy the premium effects if you want to make access more designs. Even though there are several categories, the quality of some of these effects leaves a lot to be desired, which might make some users think twice about upgrading.
Aside from that, Bokeh Pro offers a very simplistic, intuitive user interface that makes capturing and editing your photos easy. You can share all your completed pieces to social media or save them to your phone’s gallery after you’ve edited them to your liking.
Bokeh Pro is free to download from the Google Play Store for devices running Android 2.3 and up.