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Taking photos in Bokeh mode

With Bokeh mode, you can take photos with a nice blurred background. Blur the background automatically, or manually adjust the blur level before taking the shot.
Important:
  • To get a nice blurred background in your shots, the ideal distance between you and your subject is 50 to 200 cm.
  • You need to be in a well-lit environment to use Bokeh mode.
  • Some features such as zooming, flash, touch autofocus, and continuous shooting are not available in Bokeh mode. HDR Boost is also not available.
  1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
  2. Switch to Photo or Selfie Photo mode. See Choosing a capture mode for details.
  3. Tap Bokeh off icon to cycle through the Bokeh mode options.
    Icon State
    Bokeh off icon Off
    Bokeh auto icon Auto Bokeh
    Bokeh manual icon Manual Bokeh
  4. If you selected Manual Bokeh, drag the slider to the right or left to increase or decrease the blur level of the background.
    Screen showing Bokeh mode
  5. When ready, tap Camera shutter button. Or simply squeeze the lower sides of your phone.

Editing photos taken in Bokeh mode

After capturing in Bokeh mode, you can edit your photos to adjust the background blur. You can even change the focus to another subject or area in your photo.
  1. After capturing, tap the small image thumbnail to open your photo with the bokeh effect.

    Or open the Photos app to find and open your photo. Photos taken in Bokeh mode are marked with the Bokeh indicator icon.

  2. Tap > Bokeh Mode Editor.
  3. To focus on another subject or area on the photo, just tap on it.
  4. Drag the slider to adjust the blur level of the background or foreground, depending on which part of the photo is in focus.
  5. Tap Accept button when done.

    The edited photo is saved as a new photo. The original photo remains unedited.

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