The free Focos app brings more professional looking bokeh to your dual-cam iPhone
Apple’s ‘Portrait Mode’ on the company’s dual-camera iPhones is a cool feature that produces some neat photos. But if you’re not a fan of the fake bokeh Apple’s standard camera app generates, you might want to check out a free new app called Focos.
Created by the same indie developer behind the apps Colorburn and MaxCurve, Focos takes your iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus or X’s Portrait Mode shots and makes them look more ‘professional’ by adding more realistic and customizable bokeh effects.
Focos allows you to pick custom bokeh ‘shapes’, generate more professional-looking bokeh by selecting options like ‘creamy’ or ‘swirly’, import your current Portrait Mode photos and re-edit the background, and re-focus Portrait Mode photos after the fact. And since it’s already capturing 3D data, the app allows you to access that data and apply filters based on depth.
The results should ostensibly look better than what Apple is generating with its own Camera app, but at the very least they’ll be more customizable so you can find a more appropriate effect for every photo.