Free blur effect online in minutes.

Upload and blur an image online using the easy-to-use Adobe Express image blur tool. No experience required.

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How to blur a photo online.

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1. Upload your image.

Upload an image from your desktop or mobile device. Alternatively, browse thousands of free Adobe Stock images for the ideal image.

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2. Blur image.

Select your photo, then choose the Adjustments option. Look for the sliding scale that says Blur and drag the lever to decrease focus.


3. Continue editing.

Keep editing or instantly download your newly blurred image to share on your social channels or to print.

Blur an image online fast, easy, and for free.

Easily blur images for your project - whether you want to shift focus to the subject or create a dreamy, photobooth-like blur effect. Choose the Blur option from the Adjustments menu and use the sliding scale to blur to your desired effect. You can also enter in a numerical value for blur amount precision.

Add background photo blur to highlight the subject.

Take attention away from any backdrop with a background blur. Upload and crop your image to fit your canvas. Then, duplicate it, and use the Remove Background feature. Select the image behind it and use the Blur effect to blur the background. Then, adjust the cropped image to align it on top of the blurred image.

Make and customise a standout blur effect with Adobe Express.

Unleash your imagination by doing more with your blur image effect with Adobe Express. Add filters like duotone or colour overlays, or a border or frame, or drag and drop icons, graphics, and text to your newly blurred image. You can easily animate any element as well!

Design in Hindi, Bengali and Tamil.

No more language limitations! Adobe Express is now available in three of India’s most spoken languages, making it even easier to create everything from cards and social posts to flyers and video content. Design with confidence in the language that feels most natural to you.

Frequently asked questions.

Can I choose or edit the place being blurred in photos?
The Adobe Express blur effect is applied to an entire image. There are ways to blur certain areas using layering, including the Blur Background effect.
How many blurring effects can I choose?
For now, Adobe Express features only one type of blurring effect. However, you can customise the level of blurring you want to apply to your image using the sliding scale.
Can I blur the photo on my phone?
Absolutely. Download and launch the free Adobe Express app on your mobile device and double tap your image to instantly add a blur effect so you can make standout content wherever you go.
Can I brighten photos with Adobe Express?
Adobe Express offers many different types of image enhancements, including the brighten feature. Easily brighten up dark images in seconds.
Can I get Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?
Yes, Adobe Express has a free plan that includes core features like photo editing tools and effects and thousands of free templates. Learn more about our plans and pricing.