Desktop Blurrifier exists for one reason: to make your desktop pictures blurry so you can see your icons easier! And it keeps you focussed on work with less "desktop distraction". Everyone keeps a bunch of icons on their desktop, and it’s a lot easier to see what they are if your desktop picture isn’t noisy, busy, or complex. A slightly blurry desktop makes icons pop out.

Desktop Blurrifier lets you apply a gaussian blur to an image and then set it to the desktop.
Additionally, you can:
Scale the image up or down
Adjust the saturation
Change the exposure (lightness/darkness)
Colorize to be monochrome
Set a background color for transparent images
Adjust the image position

You can use EPS or PDF graphics (like a logo or art file) too.

What’s New

Version 2.0.3

Dark mode and updates to the UI to remove the drawer, all the parameters are in the main window.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

PC Weenies cartoonist ,

Works great, even on multiple monitors

Just what I was looking for! No need to open Photoshop to manually blur your desktop background - you can do it interactively with Desktop Blurrifier. You can even scale and position the image to your liking (works perfectly, even on portrait displays). There are options to even adjust the saturation, exposure and even tint (via the colorize option). After adjusting your desktop images to your liking (via a live preview) you simply click the "Save and Set Desktop" button and the newly blurred images will be written out to the folder of your choice.

Why blurry desktops? First and foremost, it makes finding your icons even easier because now they "pop" against the background. This works great, particularly when your background image is very detailed or busy. $5 seems like a fair price. Highly recommended.

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