What is Bokeh filter and how to use it

Last Update date : Apr 08. 2021
Capturing photo with Bokeh effect

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 the bokeh effect in your photos.

 

Note:

  • This feature is available on S9+ and Note8.
  • Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.
How to use Live Focus to achieve bokeh effect

1 From the Apps list, tap Camera > Live Focus.
Live focus feature
2 Change depth of field to adjust the blur then tap the Capture button.
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 effect even on S9

1 From the Apps list, tap Camera > Live Focus.
Select Selective Focus
2 Position the object within 20 inches from the phone then tap the capture button.
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 three 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

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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