The prime reason why iPhone 7 Plus has been able to hog enormous limelight is the “Dual-Camera System”. No wonder a lot of fans have already begun to call it a DSLR killer. Making the best use of the dual camera, the phablet can capture photos with the DSLR-like depth of field and spectacular blur/bokeh effect-courtesy “Portrait Mode”.
Not just iPhone 7 users but also a lot of iPhone owners having older devices like iPhone 5s, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 5 SE crave to take iPhone 7 Plus’ exclusive “Portrait Mode” for a ride. If you are also one of these folks, there is a way to take photos in Portrait Mode on your iPhone 7 or older iPhones…
How to Use Portrait Mode on iPhone 7, 6s/6s Plus, 6/6Plus, SE and iPhone 5s
“FabFocus” camera app allows you to capture pics in Portrait Mode. It lets you add DSLR-like bokeh or blur effects to your images.
This camera app is also compatible with iPad Air or above, iPad mini 2 or above, iPad Pro as well as iPhone 5s or later running iOS 8 or above. It’s available for download at $1.99 from App Store.
Step #1. Launch FabFocus on your iPhone.
Step #2. Next, you need to allow the app to access your Camera and Photos.
Step #3. Now, take a photo by tapping on the shutter button at the bottom center.
To switch to selfie camera, you have to tap on the front camera button at the upper left corner.
Step #4. Once you have captured the photo, tap on the Start button at the bottom center to let it detect face and add the background blur effect.
It may not recognize a face if you have taken the photo of any object or more than one faces are in the pic. In this case, you need to add the blur effect manually.
How to Add Blur/Bokeh Effect to Photos Manually on iPhone/iPad
Step #1. Once you have taken any photo, tap on the Edit button at the bottom.
Step #2. Now, use the brush to highlight the particular area. Just drag the brush over the part of face or object.
There is also a paint brush to let you highlight the particular area of the pic. You need to tap on the paint button at the bottom, drag the brush over the specific area to select.
You can also erase the specific portion of your image. To do so, simply select the part you want to erase, tap on the erase button at the bottom, then tap on tick mark to confirm.
There is an option to adjust the size of the brush. To do so, you need to drag the button at the top towards right or left to increase/decrease the size of the brush.
Step #3. In order to access more editing options, tap on the upward looking arrow at the bottom left the corner.
Now, you have the option to change the shape of the blur effect.
You can select heart, circle, triangle to be your blur effect shape.
Besides, you have the option to adjust the intensity of the blur effect. Choose your preferred option at the bottom.
To go back to the normal editing screen, just tap on the downward arrow.
Step #4. Finally, you have to tap on the tick mark at the bottom right corner to save changes.
To share a pic, tap on the Share button from the bottom right corner, choose the medium in the share sheet.
How to Add Blur Effect to Existing Photos
The best thing about this camera app is that it lets you add a blur effect to your existing photos as well. If you have some photos which you want to look stunning with bokeh effect, it’s the perfect way to go.
Step #1. Launch the FabFocus app on your device.
Step #2. Now, you need to tap on the albums button at the bottom. Choose the pics to which you wish to add blur effect.
Step #3. Next up, go ahead with the steps explained above to manually add the blur effect.
Make the Best Use of Advance Settings
There is an advance setting to let you use the app with more precision.
Step #1. Launch FabFocus app on your device.
Step #2. Tap on the “X” button at the upper right corner.
Step #3. Then, tap on the settings button at the top right corner.
Step #4. You can now choose the bokeh effect shape or adjust the blur intensity.
Tap on the advanced button to have more options.
Next, there are several options. As for instance, you can auto save shared images to camera roll, reduce blur for small faces or enable play sound.
That’s all there is to it!
All those iPhone users who are craving to try out the “Portrait Mode” on their device must be pretty pleased with “FabFocus.” It’s really amazing the way it lets you add the bokeh effects to your photos.
Of course, this camera app may not offer you exactly the same thrill that iPhone 7 Plus’ Portrait Mode can offer but it’s smart enough to stand up to your wish.
“The ability to let you add bokeh effect manually to your pics, change the shape of the blur effect and most significantly; adjust the intensity of the effect with aplomb makes FabFocus a superb choice.”