How do I use Bokeh Effects on Note9?

Last modified : Sep 18. 2018

You can adjust your background blur on Live Focus shots to have Bokeh* effects.


* Bokeh is the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.

Please Note: Bokeh filters can only be applied when there is sufficient light in the background. If there is not enough light in the background of the image, the bokeh filter option will be unavailable.

How to take Live Focus shotClick to Expand
Capture Live Focus
1 Launch the Camera app.
2 Switch to LIVE FOCUS mode.

Please Note:

  • You will need to give enough distance between the camera and the subject in order to take a Live Focus picture.
  • Bokeh effects will be available on Live Focus photos with multiple visible light sources like the example above. So it's best to take shots at night for Bokeh effect filters.
3 Once you see the popup Live focus ready take the picture.
How to edit Live Focus shots with Bokeh EffectsClick to Expand
Edit Live Focus with Bokeh Effects
1 Launch the Gallery app.
2 Select your Live Focus picture and tap on ADJUST BACKGROUND BLUR.

Please Note: The ADJUST BACKGROUND BLUR button will not appear if it is not a Live Focus picture.

3 Adjust the Background blur intensity, select the desired Bokeh effect and tap on the tick to save.

Please Note: The Bokeh effects will not appear if the Live Focus picture does not meet certain conditions (Please see How to take Live Focus shot above).

Bokeh Effects ListClick to Expand
Bokeh Effects
  • Heart
  • Star
  • Polygon
  • Twinkle
  • Flower
  • Rabbit
  • Note
  • Butterfly
  • Airplane
  • Snowflake 

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