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AppAdvice: "AfterFocus Brings DSLR-Like Photography To Your iPhone"
With AfterFocus, you can create DSLR-style background blurred photo by simply selecting focus area. Also, various filter effects offer you to create the most natural and realistic photo.
Selecting a focus area more precisely, you can achieve more natural and professional image.
Just mark the areas you want, AfterFocus automatically recognizes the focus area precisely even for an object with complex shapes.
This auto function allows you to work faster on smart phones with small screen.
Also, background blur effect of AfterFocus gives a photo the realistic look between the edge of the background and the focus area.
With our realistic filter effects, you will enjoy photographing and photo editing even more, and share them on SNS easily.
1. Smart focus area selection
Simply draw some lines inside a focus area and the background, then AfterFocus will automatically recognize the focus area. You can also select the area with traditional finger painting.
2. Background Blur effect
You can create the most realistic blur effect with various aperture styles just like DSLR camera.
To emphasize that certain things move, Motion blur effect is also available.
3. Filter effect
AfterFocus offers from basic effects to professional effects like Cross Process without looking artificial.
Also, you can emphasize the spot light on the background using Bokeh effect.
4. Double photo
Take a picture of one object and move slightly to the right to take another picture of the same object, and it will analyze the images and recognize the nearest object, so there is no need to draw the focus area.
(Make sure that the background and the distance of the object are far enough and have clear texture to get a great result.)
5. Easy share
You can share through e-mails and SNS easily and simply.
Please, visit and like https://www.facebook.com/AfterFocus
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
fix bugs in setting screen
Ratings and Reviews
App review against its competitors
1st review - decent and well thought out. Give 4 stars so far. Against the other app this one seems to be slightly better. Although other app crashed and developer does not know why it's crashing will need more head2head testing on same photo before giving a second rating.
2nd review against head2head photo. Have to downgrade this apps rating to 3 stars against other app at 4 stars even with other app crashing. Why? This app does NOT have a macro masking pop up viewer so you can actually trace outline of what you want to keep in focus. Using your fat finger user cannot see the mask. Sad. This app does have far more tools filters effects than other app. Yet cannot find the undo button when I made a background blur mistake. Developer give user a macro mask viewer window and an undo button and this app easy 4.5 stars!!
It strips out metadata
Works pretty well, especially if you take your time to carefully mask the areas you want to blur. I’ve used it a long time and will continue to until I find a similar app that leaves my metadata intact. As a photographer, it’s pretty important to have that info for photos in my catalog and galleries. So, only 3 stars from me. However, it’s great for quick social media posts if you don’t care about preserving metadata.
Makes photos “POP”!
I’ve been using this app for years!
And I absolutely love how it makes the subject of your photo really stand out and pop against the background - it excels at getting rid of a very noisy backgrounds.
My favorite use is a single subject/portrait and then motion blur and gray out the background. I’ve gotten some fantastic photos this way. And if I have a very clean line around my subject I will put the “sticker” effect on for some drama and it just looks great. It would be nice to be able to change the color of that white sticker outline though - maybe a future enhancement?
Really great app for what it does. Five stars all the way!! Very nice job developers!!
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- MotionOne Co.,Ltd.
- 23.1 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © MotionOne Inc
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.