Lens-blur - Transform your photos into lens blurred bokeh effect

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  1. NexusHubs, Mar 18, 2014
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    Everyone needs an gorgeous personalized background for social profile, blog, Web/UI design, presentation or wallpaper, right? So, why not equip yourself with this easy-to-use app and transform your photos into blurred effect!

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    Create inspiring bokeh effects without a big lens.

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    * Creative Pack and 3D Bokeh Pack are available as in-app purchase.

    Bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph. Unlike traditional blur filters, Lens Blur provides accurate lens simulation of true optical defocused effects, including silky specular highlights, which are natural to human eyes. Using this app you can create bokeh style fine art with photos taken with any compact or smart phone cameras.

    Take your bokeh photographs to next level with the new powerful feature of version 1.3. Now you can use the 5 built-in specialized aperture shapes and additional wide selection of flat and 3D bokeh shapes to create stunning bokeh art as never seen before!

    Stylish and attractive web design

    Large background images have been in use for some time now in website design, however, using sharp, in-focus images can bring complications, and doesn't always have the desired effect. Using blurred images have a few advantages, a major one is that the image resolution does not have to be as high as an in-focus image, and will reduce page loading time significantly.

    Add depth to UI design

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    The use of a blurred background brings the in-focus UI parts into even sharper focus to draw the eye. Text on top of a blurred image is much clearer than that on a sharp image. Finally, a blurred image can really set the mood to portray the right vibe for the app's image. Use Lens Blur to polish your app and get a classy look!

    Create unique abstract artwork from any ordinary photo.


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    Lens Blur allows you to simulate aperture of very expensive professional big lenses. Love the appealing extremely defocused images? Use them as wallpapers on your computers, tablets or phones. Need an abstract texture for your slideshow? Make a your unique one with this app!

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    Download Lens Blur at:
    http://www.lens-blur.com

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    If you'd like to help test this app and offer suggestions, please post here or contact us to request a free promo code.


    We have set up an album on MacRumors to showcase a few texture blurred by our app. Please check out:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/album.php?albumid=1184

    Best regards,
    Richard ;)
    NexusHubs
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    One word. Shift-and-Tilt.

    If you can do it....
     
  3. NexusHubs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Shift-Tilt will be a major feature of the upcoming Lens Blur release. We are still working on performence issue to support older macs.

    Thanks for your inquiry.
     
  4. voidmain macrumors newbie

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    I don't know much about photography, but the result look good to me, please give me a redeem code, and I'll see if I want to buy it! Thanks!
     
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    Thank you for your support!

    Celebrating No.1 photo app in 12 country's stores, we are offering another 10 free promo codes now. Leave a message here or email me to request your code.

    Thanks,
    Richard

    Lens Blur
     
  8. csfalcao macrumors newbie

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    Feature request

    Looks a very good app, I'd like to have the option to have masks, maybe just open a 8 bit grayscale image as a mask, so we can make some better depth simulation, specially from 3D apps images.
     
  9. NexusHubs, Apr 3, 2014
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    New soft focus lens profile added to version 1.2

    Dreamy effect and smooth skin out-of-box with Lens Blur v1.2:

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    To celebrate featured on top banner on MAS today, we continue to offer huge discount on Lens Blur.
     
  10. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Sorry, but if I took a photography that matched your the 'after' photo - well that's an immediate delete. There is a difference between 'dreamy and smooth' and just plain 'blurry'.
     
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    Thank you for the review. You did tear down the app and evaluated every aspect of it. It's an honest review with deep insight.
     
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    Do you have any more codes please?
     
  14. bastisk8 macrumors newbie

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    I`m also interested in a promo code. Would love to see the capabilities of this app and post a review on the app store if i like it.
     
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    Version 1.3 released.

    New feature: Create stunning bokeh art with the new wide selection of aperture shapes

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    Additional bokeh shapes are available as I.A.P.

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    We have 20 extra promo codes available for testers now. Please contact us at richard@nexushubs.com to request one.
     
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    Thank you for the update.
     
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    Lens Blur version 1.4 has been published on Mac App Store. Now you can save slider settings for further editing.
     
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    Thanks for the update.
     
  19. bastisk8, May 2, 2014
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    Hi,

    i just received a promo code and have to say, the app works suprisingly well. The bokeh looks really good and with some adjustments quite close to "real" lens-bokeh. No need to carry that heavy DLSR anymore ;)
    I like the clean UI and the adjustment window with virtual lenses, aperture- and exposure settings etc..
    Also, the sample overlay is quite nice - it lets you view your photos as Facebook cover, IOS homescreen etc..

    One feature i miss, though, is a masking option to exclude certain parts of the image from getting blurred.

    Other than that, i really like the app so far.
    Especially in combination with Pixelmator (for masking options), it`s worth a try.
     
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    Saves thousands of dollar$$$$

    I just wanted to post on here about my experience with the Lens Blur app. It is an awesome app and I can actually see myself using it for day to day things I work on. I am always taking photos of just about everything. I've recently started posting some of my better ones online, and I've been wanting to try new camera effects for awhile, but all I have is an iPhone 5S. Now, instead of spending thousands of dollars on cameras and lenses, I can just use this $10 app to do the job. It doesn't include everything, but it includes more than enough to be worth the price. If you're trying to decide whether to buy it or not, I'd say go for it, you won't be disappointed.
     
  21. wsjenkins macrumors newbie

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    Image opens then redraws black

    I'm on an iMac 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM and when I add a picture I see it. But, as it starts to process/draw, the image just turns black.

    Anyone have any advice on how to rectify this in the Lens Blur app?
     
  22. NexusHubs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm so sorry to hear that you are having the rendering problem with Lens Blur. It seems that the download was damaged. Try delete the app and redownload it from the Mac App Store. Please directly contact me at richard@nexushubs.com if you have further questions.

    Regards,
    Richard

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  23. wsjenkins macrumors newbie

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    Hi Richard,

    I've tried deleting and re-installing several times. Still encountering the same issue. I'm wondering if there's a conflict on this computer specifically.

    Thank you,

    Wendy
     
  24. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Updated and fixed.
     

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