Finger Focus ($0.99) by bbcddc is a photo app that makes it easy to give your photos a blur effect.
The interface for the app is pretty straightforward and simple, which is definitely nice to have for photo apps. When it’s launched, you have the immediate option to snap a new photo or import one from the device Photo Library.
When the photo is in place, the entire image will be blurry. This makes it easier to trace your finger over the area that you want to be in focus. You can zoom in and out of the image for more precision by the pinching gesture, and zoom in to 100 percent by double-tapping the photo. While tracing, you’ll notice that the areas you’re tracing over will be light, while the out-of-focus parts are darker.
If you want more customization over the blurring, you can bring up more options with the tear drop button. Here, you can adjust the brush size, border (the transitional area from the focus point to out-of-focus), and blur strength. You can also undo actions, change the background layer color (think of masking), and delete all changes to the image.
There is another button that gives you some options for the overall image. The button with the sun and cloud allows you to adjust photo saturation, brightness, and contrast with sliders.
When you’re done tinkering with your photo, you can save it to your Camera Roll, email it, or tweet it. If you took the image from within Finger Focus, you have the option to save the original image too.
The final thing you can do in Finger Focus is adjust the settings, though there isn’t much, but there is one very important setting: output resolution. By default, the resolution was set at a measly 800 pixels, so the user will have to change this to the max (2592 pixels) for the best images. Finally, you can also enter your Twitter credentials to tweet images right from the app.
Finger Focus is a nice app to have if you are into applying the depth of field effect to your iPhone photos. I would like to see the ability to share to Facebook in the future though, since Twitter is already supported.
If you just want a simple app for just blurring photos, then definitely check out Finger Focus. However, if you’re looking for a bit more, then you may want to check out Big Lens (which we also reviewed), which includes filters and bokeh effects to enhance your photos.