Android Image Blur

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Blurring image helps to reveal colors by hiding shapes and shadows on images,Some of the major advantages of using blur image are:

i. hiding boring shapes that have interesting colors in image.

ii.hiding unwanted details on interesting shapes.

We can do image blur in different ways, but Fresco and Picasso android library have provided really awesome blur effect on Images in simplest and easiest way.

What is Fresco Library in android?

  • Fresco is a powerful library for displaying images in Android, supporting applications all the way back to GingerBread (API 9). …

In my part-1 tutorial i have shown you Blur image using Fresco library. Now in this tutorial i am going to show you step by step process for blurring image using Picasso library.

  • What is Picasso Library in android?
  • Picasso is an image library for Android. It’s created and maintained by Square, and caters to image loading and processing. It simplifies the process of displaying images from external locations
  • for more detail…

If you have missed my past tutorial please visit at

Step1: Add picaso dependency on build.gradle of your module.

compile 'com.squareup.picasso:picasso:2.5.2'

Step2: Create layout file layout_picaso.xml and…


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