Create focal effect in photo editing in a smartphone


In this post we will learn how to create a focus over a certain portion of an image and blur the surrounding image. We will use the free image editing App Pixlr express for that. If you haven't already installed it, you can read more about it on this link 

I will update this post to add similar information using other photo editing Apps as well. 

So if you select the focal menu, your image will be opened in the focal edit mode as seen in the image below.



We see two concentric circles in the middle of the image. If you touch in the middle white spot you can drag it over other parts of the photo. Whereas the two circles can be stretched or shrinked separately by touching the periphery of the circles. 

There are two focus options displayed in the menu. Circular and linear. The linear option will create a focused area from left to the right across the image. You can also choose to make the surrounding portion more or less blurred by selecting the amount of blur from the "blurring" menu.

Vibrance in photo editing with Pixlr Express


Let us look at the Vibrance option in Pixlr Express. Pixlr Express is a free image editing App for Smartphones. If you haven't installed it already, you can read more about it on this link.



This is the edit mode of Vibrance. With the slider pointing at 0. You can move it to left or to right to decrease or increase the value.


This is the effect on Vibrance value (-50)


This is the effect on Vibrance value 50

So, see it for yourself. 



Test of voice recognition in iPod

This is a post that I am creating by narrating into my iPod.  I am narrating this text into the blogspot app from Google.

The narration is recognised 90% of the times accurately and if there are any errors that could be edited and removed before posting the post online. I think I am going to test this ability  to its maximum.

Artistic photo effects on Smartphones


In this post we will look at the stylize menu of Pixlr Express. Pixlr Express is a free photo editing App for Smartphones. If you are new to Pixlr Express, please read the earlier posts form this link

We can see the stylize menu in the above image. If you select it, the image will open in the stylize edit mode. Here is a screenshot of different options that are available in the stylize mode. There are more options visible if you scroll the menu .

Creating Splash effect in Photos on smartphones



Creating a Splash effect in a photo on your smartphone can be a enthusiasm booster to those who like to post their selfies or snapshots often online. This effect allows you to select a portion of your photo and then process the image to keep only that color and remove other colors from different portions of the photo. This effect can be quite amusing if you have a photo with patches of distinct colors.