Download Google Camera App to Defocus Background

Want to blur and defocus background in photos? Download Google Camera app, a new standalone Android app that enhances the power of your Android smartphone. This smart background blur photo technique is a craze and it seems everyone wants to use it. Google Camera just made it possible for everyone.

Lens Blur and Defocus Background

Lets see this example photo to see how lens blur can make the subject pop out of the blurred background.

Lens Blur

I always wanted to do this from my smartphone camera, but till now it seems difficult to do without a SLR camera or with professional image editing software. Lens Blur allows for great SLR-like photos with shallow depth of field.

Google Camera takes the same smartphone camera, but allows post image processing. So by simply tapping the subject, you can make them stand out. By moving the depth-of-field slider, you can simulate different aperture sizes and achieve amazing bokeh effects like tilt shifting also!

Download Google Camera

The Google Camera app can be downloaded from the Play Store for free!

While I love the new lens blur feature, it can also do amazing Photo Spheres with 360º views and high resolution Panorama imaging. A must have app for photo enthusiasts.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.