AKVIS Refocus AI 11.7 | Focus Improvement & Blur Effects

AKVIS Refocus AI is focus adjustment software that enhances the clarity of photos, increases their sharpness, and fixes motion blur problems. The program also applies artistic blur and bokeh effects to images. Improve your pictures and add aesthetic value to your photographs with AKVIS Refocus AI!

Digital cameras are a good companion for capturing everyday moments - they are handy and offer automatic settings that save you time. However, sometimes the camera fails to focus on the subject automatically and it comes out unsharp.

AKVIS Refocus AI will take care of such images. The software improves the sharpness of out-of-focus images. It's also possible to add bokeh and lens blur effects to your photos.

The software works in five modes: Refocus AI, Tilt-Shift, Iris Blur, Motion Blur, and Radial Blur.

Original ImageBokeh Effect in AKVIS Refocus AI

Refocus AI mode makes blurry photos sharp and clear. The program can process the entire photo or bring into focus only the selected part to make the subject stand out against the background. The photo becomes more distinct and thus more impressive.

In this processing mode, you can choose to apply one or both focus improvement options - Motion Deblur AI and Image Sharpening, and if necessary enable the Background Defocus feature.

The Motion Deblur AI mode, based on cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies, copes well with camera shake and motion blur problems. The Image Sharpening mode includes the adjustment of different types of sharpness and blur that allows you to bring your photos into focus.

Original ImageRefocus AI Mode: Motion Deblur AI

Even if a photo looks sharp enough, there is always room for improvement. To draw attention to certain details, you can use selective focus. In digital photography the selective focus technique is used to shoot portraits, macro and close-up photographs. With the software you can separate the subject from the background using special tools; to achieve a more realistic selective focus effect you can sharpen one part of the photo and blur the rest (Deluxe/Business).

Original ImageRefocus AI Mode

Tilt-Shift mode allows leaving a sharp strip in the image, adding gradual blur at the edges, with smooth transitions between the regions and with bokeh effects. This mode gives the objects on the photo a "toy" look. It blurs the outer parts and makes the objects appear as if they are miniature models. In real photography, you can achieve this effect with special tilt-shift camera lenses. Using the software you can bring any photo into a world of miniatures!

Original ImageTilt-Shift Mode

Iris Blur mode (Deluxe/Business) creates shallow depth-of-field effect, blurring the background while keeping the subject in focus.

In contrast to the previous mode, this one lets you specify the shape of the sharp area (ellipse, rectangle). Real photographers can achieve this effect by opening aperture and using different lenses. With this program you can create a blur background in a click.

Original ImageIris Blur Mode

Motion Blur mode allows you to simulate the movement in static images. It creates the photographic illusion of a fast-moving object by smearing the image in the straight line direction.

You can apply the effect to either an entire image or put an accent to certain areas by blurring the background. Add action to your images!

Original ImageMotion Blur Mode

Radial Blur mode creates a circular blurring effect normally caused by rotating or zooming the camera while shooting a picture. The mode allows you to choose between two options:

Zoom Blur option makes the image appear to move toward or away from the viewer.
Spin Blur option creates the appearance that the image is spinning.

Revive your images with outstanding blur effects!

Original ImageRadial Blur Mode

Advanced photography techniques are now available for everyone!

You do not need special knowledge to achieve good results. The software is easy-to-use, even for novices. To get started quickly, the program offers a large number of presets. You can observe the result in real time and compare before and after states.


AKVIS Refocus AI is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter.

The plugin version is compatible with AliveColors, Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel PaintShop Pro, and other editors. Check the compatibility.

Note that some features are only available for the advanced licenses: Home Deluxe and Business. Consult the comparison table for detailed information about the features, versions, and prices. During the trial period you can try all effects and tools and choose the license you like.


The artificial intelligence software uses NVIDIA CUDA® and TensorFlow.

To take full advantage of the AI functionality, you need an NVIDIA graphics card with CUDA Compute Capability 3.5+ and the latest driver for the graphics card.

The software offers a multi-language user interface.


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