- 1 4 Ways to Blur Background or Part of a Picture on Samsung Galaxy Phones
- 1.1 Method 1: How to Blur Certain Part of a Picture on Samsung
- 1.2 Method 2. How to Blur the Background of a Photo Using the Samsung Camera App
- 1.3 Method 3: How to Change the Background Blur Effect of a Picture in Samsung Gallery
- 1.4 FAQs About Blurring Photos on Samsung Galaxy Phones
- 1.5 Edit Image Background
4 Ways to Blur Background or Part of a Picture on Samsung Galaxy Phones
There is a blur tool on Samsung phones, which can be used to blur the background of a picture or part of it without installing any app. Let’s explore the different ways to blur photos on Samsung Galaxy phones.
Blurring the background of a picture focuses on the object or person and enhances the overall look of a photo. Conversely, blurring part of a picture hides a face or sensitive information, such as email or phone number. Here are the methods to do this on Samsung Galaxy phones.
Method 1: How to Blur Certain Part of a Picture on Samsung
If you want to blur a face or any sensitive information in a picture, Samsung offers a native mosaic tool. You can access it from the Samsung Gallery app as shown below.
Step 1: Launch the Samsung Gallery app on your phone. Step 2: Open the picture in which you want to blur something. Step 3: Tap on the Pencil icon at the bottom, followed by the Smiley icon. Step 4: Tap on the Mosaic pen to activate the blur mode. Then, choose from different blur styles and effects. Step 5: Select the blur style you want to use and adjust the size of the blur pen using the slider.
Note: On Samsung phones, use the Mosaic tool inside the regular Pen icon.
Step 6: Use your finger to blur parts of a photo.
Tip: Select the Pattern pen to draw patterns on your picture.
Step 7: Save the image.
Note: This will replace the original image. To keep the original, tap the three-dot icon and select Save as copy.
Method 2. How to Blur the Background of a Photo Using the Samsung Camera App
The Portrait mode in the Samsung Camera app blurs the background of your pictures. You can adjust the intensity and effect of the blur while previewing the photo before capturing it.
To blur the background while taking a picture:
1. Open the Samsung Camera app.
2. Scroll through the modes and select Portrait.
(Note: On older Samsung Galaxy phones, select Live Focus instead of Portrait to blur the background.)
3. Tap the Blur icon.
Step 4. Select the blur style from the available options and change the blur effect using the slider at the bottom.
Step 5: Tap the Capture button to take the photo with a blurred background. Adjust the intensity or change the blur effect after capturing the photo as shown in the next method.
Method 3: How to Change the Background Blur Effect of a Picture in Samsung Gallery
After capturing a photo using Portrait mode on your Samsung phone, you can modify the focus area, background blur style, and intensity in the Samsung Gallery app. Please note that this method only applies to Portrait pictures taken with the Samsung Camera app. The blur style cannot be altered for photos taken in other modes or existing pictures in your gallery. Here are the steps to follow:
1. Launch the Samsung Gallery app on your phone.
2. Open the portrait-mode picture you want to adjust.
3. Tap the Change background effect button at the bottom.
Step 4: Choose the area of the picture you want to focus on and select a blur style. Adjust the intensity using the Effect strength slider.
Step 5: Tap Apply to save the changes.
If you prefer a different blur style, you can change it by following the same steps mentioned above.
Want to blur the background of a photo? The Samsung Gallery app allows you to do that. It works for any photo, whether it’s an old photo, a picture received on WhatsApp, or taken from the Samsung Gallery app. Here’s how to blur the background of a photo on Samsung:
1. Launch the Samsung Gallery app and open the picture you want to blur.
2. Tap on the three-dot icon and select Add portrait effect.
Step 3: Adjust the Blur slider to control the portrait effect on your photo.
Tap Apply to replace the photo with a blurred background. Alternatively, tap the three-dot icon, choose Save as copy, and create a new picture without altering the original.
FAQs About Blurring Photos on Samsung Galaxy Phones
1. Can anyone else remove blur from your photos?
If you share a photo with blur, others cannot remove it.
2. Can you use third-party apps or online tools to blur the background or part of the picture?
Yes, you can use third-party apps like Point Blur to blur something in a photo or Blur Photo to blur the background. You can also use online tools like cutout.pro to blur the background.
Edit Image Background
In addition to blurring the background of a picture, you can also replace or change it to white. So, go ahead and become a photo editing pro!
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