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Top 3 Blur Effect Libraries for Android

Updated: Jun 24, 2022

All the Android top blur effects libraries.


Blurry is an easy blur library for Android.

Blur Options

  • Radius

  • Down Sampling

  • Color Filter

  • Asynchronous Support

  • Animation (Overlay Only)

Android StackBlur

Android StackBlur is a library that can perform a blurry effect on a Bitmap based on a gradient or radius, and return the result.

Before blur

After blur


Blurkit is extraordinarily easy to use utility to get live blurring just like on iOS.

BlurKit is faster than other blurring libraries due to a number of bitmap retrieval and drawing optimizations.

500px Android Blurring View

Blur effect can be used to vividly convey a sense of layering of content. It allows the user to maintain the context, while focusing on the currently featured content, even if what’s under the blurring surface shifts in a parallax fashion or changes dynamically.

Blur effect


BlurView can be used as a regular FrameLayout. It blurs its underlying content and draws it as a background for its children. BlurView redraws its blurred content when changes in view hierarchy are detected (draw() called). It honors its position and size changes, including view animation and property animation.


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