One of the best old apps has finally gotten a a long awaited update and works with iOS 8. That is BlurFX by DD Studio, but what I’m going to write about is the iPad version BlurFX for iPad first. I’m really happy they updated the app and got a brand new icon. The other icon was looking really dated. The top photo was edited with BlurFX for iPad.
For some people this was your first blurring effects app and for others this will be a brand new blurring app. Whatever it is for you, this is one app you should have in your editing app collection. If you tap on the HELP button it will give you a breakdown in three section to explain the tools and operation of the app. You can tap on the NEXT button to take you through each section of the app.
After you’re done with the HELP section, you can tap on SET button. This is really important you check your resolution saves. You will get a pop up message saying saving at high resolution will take longer to save your photos. It saves pretty quick on my iPad 4 at high resolution saves. I haven’t had any crashes happen yet during a save.
When you’re doing your blur masking, I highly recommend you turn on the MASK button. The reason is you get the red orange mask on to tell you what you’re masking out in your photo. This can be easier on the eyes and helpful if you’ve missed spots on your photo.
These are the three different type if blurs, Motion, Gaussian and Median. These blurs were done with the threshold slider at 100%.
These 3 blurred effects were done about 30% on the threshold slider. It’s really important to play with that slider to find the perfect blur setting for you.
What I like about BlurFX are the realistic blurring effects, simple user interface and the full resolution saves. It’s great for people whose learning to master blur masking editing. I love the iPad version because I can see what I’m doing and fine details I may have missed while masking my photo. BlurFX for iPad sells for $.99 in the App Store and iPad only. You can get the iPhone version BlurFX for $.99. I have both versions and with the iPhone 6+ you might want to pick up the iPhone version if you like to do mask editing.
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