1. monkeycsk's Avatar
    ** sorry, the title should read "how to blur a picture" i was not able to edit the title..my apology


    i have been searching online on how to blur a picture, but not been able to find anything.

    however, after i do a screen capture, i can tap on the 'edit' pen icon and able to blur the screenshot.

    how to blur picture-screen-shot-2022-06-23-11.46.01-am.jpg

    but i do not see the 'edit' pen icon when i open a picture

    any help would be appreciated.
    06-23-2022 01:49 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    06-23-2022 02:02 PM
  3. gtt1's Avatar
    You can only adjust the blur on images taken in Portrait mode.
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    06-23-2022 02:09 PM
  4. monkeycsk's Avatar
    You can only adjust the blur on images taken in Portrait mode.
    i still do not see the pen icon when i open a portrait picture. can you show me how to do it?
    06-23-2022 02:15 PM
  5. monkeycsk's Avatar
    Fixed your title
    how do you edit the title?
    06-23-2022 02:15 PM
  6. Mr Bojangles1's Avatar
    Go to your gallery and open the picture there. There should be a pen Icon to edit or it might be in the 3 dot menu
    06-23-2022 02:20 PM
  7. Mr Bojangles1's Avatar
    Or you could download an editing app like Snapseed
    06-23-2022 02:21 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    how do you edit the title?
    You dont have access from your account only Mods can do this
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    06-23-2022 02:24 PM
  9. monkeycsk's Avatar
    Go to your gallery and open the picture there. There should be a pen Icon to edit or it might be in the 3 dot menu
    that is the funny part. tapping on the pen icon or 3 dot menu i do not see the pen edit icon. the only time i see that is after i do a screen capture.

    i think you can only blur the background of a portrait photo with a face, correct?? by tapping the 3 dots and select 'add portrait effect'.

    i see s21 has the option to blur out a picture using the pen edit icon, but that icon is clearly missing for the s22
    you can watch the video here for the S21


    and this is the pen edit icon that is missing for the S22
    how to blur picture-screen-shot-2022-06-23-12.40.34-pm.jpg
    06-23-2022 02:29 PM
  10. monkeycsk's Avatar
    Fixed your title
    thanks
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    06-23-2022 02:30 PM
  11. monkeycsk's Avatar
    You dont have access from your account only Mods can do this
    i thought so
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    06-23-2022 02:30 PM
  12. Mr Bojangles1's Avatar
    Does yours look like this?
    Attached Thumbnails how to blur picture-screenshot_20220623-124732_chrome.jpg  
    06-23-2022 02:48 PM
  13. BerryBubbles's Avatar
    that is the funny part. tapping on the pen icon or 3 dot menu i do not see the pen edit icon. the only time i see that is after i do a screen capture.

    i think you can only blur the background of a portrait photo with a face, correct?? by tapping the 3 dots and select 'add portrait effect'.

    i see s21 has the option to blur out a picture using the pen edit icon, but that icon is clearly missing for the s22
    you can watch the video here for the S21


    and this is the pen edit icon that is missing for the S22
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    My s22 Ultra does not have the same layout as in the video. I opened this picture of Kiwi & after selecting the regular edit pen, I went to the draw feature which let's you choose options to blur the photo.

    how to blur picture-screenshot_20220623-135909_photo-20editor.jpg
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    06-23-2022 03:15 PM
  14. monkeycsk's Avatar
    Does yours look like this?
    yes, i do have what you indicated in your picture. however, this allows you to blur the background before you actually take the picture, correct? what i want to do is the selectively blur part of a picture after it's been taken.
    06-23-2022 04:01 PM
  15. monkeycsk's Avatar
    My s22 Ultra does not have the same layout as in the video. I opened this picture of Kiwi & after selecting the regular edit pen, I went to the draw feature which let's you choose options to blur the photo.

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    i do not have the same options you do.
    1. after i open a picture, i see the pen icon, then tap on it
    how to blur picture-picture-1.jpg
    2. then you can see from the picture below, i do not have the same options as yours
    how to blur picture-picture-2.jpg
    06-23-2022 04:08 PM
  16. BerryBubbles's Avatar
    i do not have the same options you do.
    1. after i open a picture, i see the pen icon, then tap on it
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    2. then you can see from the picture below, i do not have the same options as yours
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    After you open your picture & select the edit pen, then select the smiling face. You will see the draw option & the blur option is the pen I pointed to.



    how to blur picture-screenshot_20220623-151742_photo-20editor.jpg

    how to blur picture-screenshot_20220623-151806_photo-20editor.jpg
    06-23-2022 04:24 PM
  17. BerryBubbles's Avatar
    Here's Kiwi with no blur around him & a little blur around him. Just a quick no frills attempt. (A little rough, but it was just a test.)
    Attached Thumbnails how to blur picture-screenshot_20220623-135909a_photo-editor.jpg   how to blur picture-screenshot_20220623-135909b_photo-editor.jpg  
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    06-23-2022 04:44 PM
  18. monkeycsk's Avatar
    After you open your picture & select the edit pen, then select the smiling face. You will see the draw option & the blur option is the pen I pointed to.



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    the smiley face is the key. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

    i wonder why samsung changed the pen edit icon to the smiley face from S21 to S22 because it sure it's not intuitive, at least for me.

    have a wonderful day @BerryBubbles, and thanks again !!
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    06-23-2022 05:26 PM
  19. BerryBubbles's Avatar
    the smiley face is the key. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

    i wonder why samsung changed the pen edit icon to the smiley face from S21 to S22 because it sure it's not intuitive, at least for me.

    have a wonderful day @BerryBubbles, and thanks again !!
    You are very welcome! The Smiley Face is a strange icon for that option. Once you find it, the pens have different options like the patterns, etc.

    Have fun with it!!
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    06-23-2022 05:38 PM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    You can also download third-party photo editing apps like Polish and PhotoRoom to do that. I almost exclusively use Polish for my photo editing needs.
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    06-24-2022 06:48 AM
  21. rozers_reign's Avatar
    Nice guide. Very helpful for my photo editing.
    06-25-2022 01:12 AM

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