What is Bokeh Filter and how to use It?

Last Update Date : Apr 06. 2018
Capturing photo with Bokeh effect

In this FAQ:

 

• What is bokeh filter? Which Samsung phone has Live Focus with bokeh filter?

• How to use Live Focus to achieve bokeh effect?

• How to create blurry background effect even on S9?

• Troubleshooting 

What is Bokeh effect?

What is Bokeh effect?Click to Expand

Bokeh (pronounced as BOH-kay) filter makes photographs visually appealing by blurring out the background and focusing on the subject.

Live Focus feature and allows you to apply bokeh effect in your photos.

 

This feature is available on S9+ and Note8.

How to use Live Focus to achieve bokeh effect?

How to use Live Focus to achieve bokeh effect? Click to Expand
1 From the Apps list, tap Camera > Live Focus
Live focus feature
2 Change depth of field to adjust the blur > Capture
Adjust the blur
3 You can also edit the background blur level of a photo taken with the Live focus feature in Gallery
Edit the background blur in Gallery
4 Drag the background blur adjustment bar to the left or right to adjust the blur level, and then tap the tick icon to save photo
Adjust the blur and save the photo
5 Tap ADJUST BACKGROUND BLUR
Tap ADJUST BACKGROUND BLUR

Blurry background effect even on S9

Blurry effect even on S9Click to Expand
1 From the Apps list, tap Camera > Live Focus
Select Camera
Select Selective Focus
2 Position the object within 20 inches from the phone > Capture
Position the object within 20 inches from the phone
3 Tap Adjust background blur
Adjusting background blur
4 You can select any one of the 3 background blur options: Near Focus, Far Focus and Pan Focus
You can select any one of the 3 background blur options: Near Focus, Far Focus and Pan Focus

Troubleshooting

TroubleshootingClick to Expand

The bokeh filter or effect may not work properly under the following conditions:


• The device or the subject is moving

• The subject is thin or transparent

• The subject has a similar color or pattern to the background

• The subject or background is plain

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