Photos that we take using our phones don’t always turn out perfectly clear. Most smartphones these days are extremely thin and hard to stabilize — making the act of getting a crisp image, even more difficult. Fortunately, it seems like there’s a never-ending supply of apps to fix blurry pictures nowadays. Our Most Helpful Apps to Fix Blurry Pictures list will be introducing you to a batch of mobile phone applications that will fix up your blurry images in a quick and efficient way.
Let’s break down this list before we begin. We’re going to introduce you to 10 mobile applications, all of them with sharpening capabilities but different levels thereof. Most of these will offer a wide array of editing tools, and others will focus specifically on sharpening.
The first app that we’ll be introducing is something that I usually refer to as the mini photoshop. It’s a quaint application, one that is much more intuitive and accessible than the regular photoshop software. Of course, that means that you won’t be able to get the same amount of precision with this app — but not many apps are able to claim otherwise.
VSCO is very popular for its filters, not so much as an app to fix blurry pictures, but it’s good for that either way. If you want to use the app to its full potential, then you’re going to have pay for the VSCO X Premium membership. It goes for a yearly payment of $19.99.
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The PIXLR photo editor has a very professional look. Of course, for a FREE app, it does contains the occasional ad popup. However, you can opt out of it by purchasing the full version. The app itself offers a diverse set of tools. These include filters, overlays, etc. and is fully optimized to meet the social media needs of today’s generation.
This is an up and coming app that a lot of people are talking about. It offers a set of 29 unique tools, that allows for precision-based editing. The Program itself is free and easy-to-use.
The Fotor Photo Editor app actually doubles as a camera. It offers a bunch of different de-blurring tools that it is very proud of, as well as a couple artistic blur tools like bokeh blurs that are completely customizable.
Afterlight is another up and comer when it comes to photo editing apps, but it can fix blurry pictures for you with no problem. It’s made for “quick and straightforward” editing and comes with a variety of tools to help you enhance the quality of the images that you snap on your phone.
Now, if you’re looking for an app that was developed to specifically shapen images, then you might want to consider the Sharpen Image app. It’s a pretty basic tool, it offers two forms sliders. One is for the adjustment of pixel size (texture) and the other is the overall sharpening effect.
The Enhance Photo Quality app, although the name might suggest otherwise, offers a variety of different editing tools. This includes color adjustments, frames, filters, etc. Of course, the important ones to focus on are its photo focusing features.
The Prisma App is actually a fairly high-quality app. However, it doesn’t have much in the way of fixing blurry pictures. If you’re looking to fix blurry photos then this might offer some enhancing tools, but definitely not as much as you’d like.
This is an even minier version of the mini photoshop that we had initially introduced. It’s a very helpful photo editor, and it provides a helpful number of tools that you can use. However, much like the previous up, it doesn’t go very far when it comes to deblurring images.
Now that we’re through with introducing you to all the helpful apps that will fix blurry pictures, let’s look into another method. The method that we’re going to be introducing is the PC Software called Fotophire Focus. This graphics editor offers a lot more versatility when it comes to editing and makes for an efficient way of fixing blurry photos. You can download it on both Windows and Mac operating systems and it features a lot of intuitive tools that can help you fix blurry photos better than an app can. Here’s how.
The only real catch about the Fotophire is that it isn’t free. The program does offer a demo-version that you can test out to get a feel for its’ features. However, if you want to be able to use the program, then you’re going to have to purchase it. Okay, let’s move on to the fixing your blurry photo. To start, you’re going to have to download and install the program from their official website. After, once the program is launched, open up the Photo Focus editor.
In order to import the blurry image that you want to fix, you’re going to have to click the Open… text in the main hub that opens up. This will prompt you to locate the image that you want to fix and will move you to the main editing hub.
If you’re short on time, then the one-click sharpen tool will prove to be very useful. You can find it under the PRESETS module on the right-hand side of the screen. Just click the Sharpen! box and your image will automatically be enhanced.
Now, if you want to take things to the next level, then that’s easy enough to do! All you have to do is adjust the level of enhancement.The tools for this can be found under the SHARPNESS menu.
This is the next step in ‘taking things further.’ It will allow you to get very detailed with the enhancement of the blurry photo. All you have to do is move the sliders under the ADJUSTMENTS module. Please pay attention to the sliders that are titled clarity, contrast, highlights, shadows, etc. this will help you get the effect that you need.
As you can see, from the before and after shots of the image below, we were able to fix the blurry picture and make it look more striking and crisp. When you’re done, remember to save your file. All you have to do is click the Save icon in the middle of the top menu bar. Remember, you’ll need to have the licensed program to make full use of its features — you can purchase it through here
There are a lot of fancy mobile apps out there that can help you edit pictures that you take on your smartphone. However, it’s not really a long-term solution. Most of those applications offer only the bare minimum when it comes to editing capabilities. Furthermore, a lot of them are unable to handle high-resolution files. This means, that the end result will always end up more grainy than you think. As such, the most helpful solution to fix blurry pictures has to be Wondershare’s Fotophire Focus. This program is as easy to use as most apps out there and offers so much more. You can’t get any better than that.