Portrait Mode is probably the finest feature that the stock Camera App for iPhone has got. Unfortunately, it’s tied to only iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, and the talk-of-the-town iPhone X. But if you have been craving to your hands on this exclusive feature, we have rounded up the best portrait mode apps, which can use not just on your iPhone but also iPad.
Better still; you can get the bokeh effect on your photos even on older iPhone like 4s. Another notable feature of these apps is that they offer you the complete freedom to adjust the blur effect so that you can make the subject stand out even in the crowd! So, what are you waiting?
2019’s the Best Portrait Mode Apps for iPhone and iPad
#1. Facetune 2
Ranked at number 11 and have got four and a half stars out of almost 10K ratings, Facetune 2 is undoubtedly an excellent option. The app allows you to replace the unwanted background effortlessly.
Thanks to a number of eye-catching filters, you can instantly decorate your images to look stunning. Change your eye color, whiten your teeth and even widen your smile. Oh yes, it also lets you add professional-looking studio lightning to your shots.
To shoot portrait photos with impressive shallow depth of field effect, “Focos” is a top bet for multiple reasons.
This camera app lets you simulate large apertures to have a real blur effect. And just in case, you aren’t happy with your captured shots and think that they can still get better, you can adjust the bokeh effect.
Focos lets you add multiple lights and take control of pivotal things like the color as well as brightness. Do note that you can take advantage of this app only on the iPhone with dual-camera.
#3. Blur Photo
Blur Photo works reliably in letting you add depth of field effect to your photos. Depending on your need, you can fine-tune the blur effect to highlight the subject and keep the unwanted stuff hidden.
It features a number of cool features to let you decorate your shots. With the neat user-interface, “Blur Photo” seems to be pretty familiar right from the word go. Give it a try if you wish to take the slice out of this hot camera feature without breaking any bank!
“Instagram” needs no introduction, does it? One of the most sought after social networking apps has added a portrait mode like feature called “Focus.” It works wonderfully in letting you capture awesome shots with blurred background. Moreover, you can use it for both selfie and rear camera. To know more about how it works, jump over to this quick guide.
FabFocus is our favorite portrait mode app for iOS. What I truly adore in this app is the intuitive user-interface and highly effective functionality. With just one tap, you can add depth of field effect to your photos.
With the help of superior human body recognition technology, the app detects people in the foreground and smartly blurs the unwanted ones as the background. You can also adjust blur and be able to change any point lights into customized aperture shapes such as hearts, stars and more.
Beyond several impressive editing tools, the app supports several languages like English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.
#6. Portrait: Depth Mode Effect Photo Editor
I have found this photo editor truly admirable. You don’t have to spend a lot of time to make your memorable photos illuminate or look special. With just a couple of taps and you are ready to save them to the library and even share them with your loved ones.
It offers better control over zoom and blur level so that you can beautify images to heart liking. Besides, the UI seems to be a pretty spot, making the task a lot straightforward for you!
#7. Portrait Blur
Packed in with all the basic tools you would want to design your fascinating images with bokeh effect, “Portrait Blur” does an appreciable job from all aspects.
Use this app to make the subject look really sharp. Besides, you get the complete control over how much blur effect you wish to add. Take advantage of smart focus brush to embellish the shots. Don’t fail to zoom in on have the perfect pixel control!
#8. Depth Effect
Simplicity is what makes Depth Effect an adorable choice. You can make sensational photos using a bokeh effect. It makes editing images hassle-free. So, even if you aren’t good at it, you will be able to get through the task with consummate ease. And once you have created a stunner, you can blast it on social sites like Instagram to win plenty of hearts.
#9. Bokeh Lens
For adding depth of field effect to images, you can’t go wrong with Bokeh Lens. It offers an adequate selection tool to let you get your work done efficiently. Depending on your need, you can also increase or decrease the blur level to ensure the main subject appears to be sharp.
The app shows magnifying glass when you zoom-in and attempt to select/deselect area to let you comfortably view the spot you are touching. As it supports iOS 8, you can use portrait mode even on your iPhone 4s.
#10. Magic Portrait Mode
“Magic Portrait Mode” is what you should pick to adorn your shots with bokeh effect elegantly. It lets you add a blur effect to any photos on your iOS device. You can easily edit your images to make the subject glow in full-fledged form.
To help you adorn your shots perfectly, it automatically detects faces. The app lets you zoom in up to 50x to have better control over the bokeh effect. Besides, it also allows you to draw and erase with any brush size.
That’s all, folks!
What’s your pick?
Time to let us know your favorite app, which you are going to use to enhance your images. Besides, do let us know about the apps that you would love to see in this lineup.
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