How to fix a blurry picture on android

Capturing precious moments in real time is one of the most outstanding benefits one gets as an owner of a smartphone. Almost everyone, when asked what they look out for when getting a smartphone, says something about a good camera.

Though Android phones nowadays have advanced so much to the point of having up to 3 or 4 cameras with each performing one task, there are times when pictures do not come out as clear as they should.

Making a blur photo clear cannot be done with the camera app and will require third-party apps. In this article, I will show you three free powerful apps you can use to fix a blurry picture.

Fix Blur Photo Using Snapseed

Snapseed is one of the most powerful and popular photo editing apps available. Initially Snapseed was available only on iPad in the year 2011 and launched its Android version in 2012. Ever since, the app keeps getting updated with newer and better features for users. Do this to fix a blurry picture using snap speed.

  • Install app and open it
  • Tap on anywhere on the screen to open the photo you want to remove blur
  • Select the photo you want to remove blur from
  • Tap tools
  • Select details from the available tools
  • Sliding your finger to the right of the screen would increase the structure of the image and to the left, would decrease the structure. Every email has its own quality and the level of play on one image may be different from another. Therefore be free to try different levels
  • Now tap on settings
  • Select sharpening
  • Just as you did with the structure, slide your finger to the right to increase the sharpness and to the left to decrease it
  • Tap on the checkmark icon to finish editing and save image

Fix a Blur Photo Using Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is another powerful tool for editing photos. Its advanced and user-friendly features are reasons why it is very popular amongst many photographers and non-photographers. Adobe Lightroom Mobile, gives its users access to different presets and options for making their photos better. 

  • Open Adobe Lightroom app and tap on the add photo icon to select blur photo
  • Tap on presets
  • Select sharpening
  • Sharpening level should be selected with the amount of air in consideration. Feel free to try different levels to see the one which works
  • Tap on the checkmark icon to finish editing and save image

Fix a Blur Photo Using Adobe Photoshop Express

Almost everyone has heard of Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop is so popular that it has become a commonly used word for changing the original appearance of an image.

Although its mobile version it’s not as complex and advanced as the desktop version, Adobe Photoshop express is still very powerful and useful and still stands out amongst other photo editing apps.

In Photoshop express you can remove blur by using the auto sharpen command or by doing it manually. The auto-sharpen option sharpens  photos carefully to avoid overdoing it. Just open the app and then the photo  you want to edit. Select enhance and then auto sharpen.

The app automatically gets you a sharper image.

Fix a Blurry Picture Online

There are also online tools you can use to remove blur. These tools in the form of websites do not require you to install any apps on your phone and they are free. Two of such online tools are www.pinetools.com and AVC Labs Photo Enhancer AI.

All you need to do is to open the website from your browser. Adding photos to these web applications are quite similar and easy. After opening the app a button that lets you choose a file from your phone’s library can be seen.

Tap on it and after adding your photo you can now set the level of sharpness to be applied. After tapping on the enter or sharpen button your less blurry image will be available for download.

How To Avoid Taking Blur Photos

Looking out for and avoiding the cause of a blurry picture is key in getting crystal clear shots. A blurry picture may be caused by one of the following factors.

  • Your hand moved – when your hand moves when capturing, the resultant photo is very likely to come out blurry due to the motion. Avoid this by investing in a tripod stand. If you cannot afford a tripod stand you can place the phone on a steady stand or object and set a timer. You can also make sure to get a steady grip of the phone if there is no stand. 
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  • Dirty or smudged  lens – a dirty camera lens can result in a blurry photo. With our  hands always touching the lens and other dirty surfaces, it would be very easy to make the lens dirty. Making sure your camera lenses clear before taking a shot should be the first thing you do. You did not need costly material to get a clean lens. Use a clean cloth or tissue to clean the lens
  • Poor lighting – lighting is very important in photography and thus, taking photos in areas with poor lighting can result in a blurry picture. Take photos in properly lit spaces using natural light or getting some sort of artificial source of light. A popular one is a ring light. 
  • Zooming in too much – zooming in on an object can make the object look pixelated and blurry. If the object is too far it is better to go up close and take the shots or after taking the shot crop the image using a photo editing tool. 
  • Tapping the shutter button too hard – tapping the shutter button too harshly will shake the phone and this movement can cause a blurry photo. Regardless of if you have a firm grip or use a tripod stand, it is advisable to tap on the shutter button as gently as possible. 

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