Add the Blur Filter to Image in GIMP

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to add the "Blur" effect to an image in GIMP in Windows 7.

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    You should have the program open and an image ready to use
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    For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to open GIMP and how to open existing documents in GIMP.
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    First, click "Filters" on the horizontal menu along the top of the screen
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    You may have to move or resize the "Toolbox" window out of the way.
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    Then, move the cursor to "Blur" in the menu
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    "Blur" will be toward the top of the list, since the list is in alphabetical order.
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    In the expanded menu that appears, click "Blur"
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    A green bar will move across the bottom of the screen while the changes are loading. Then, the blur effect will automatically be applied to your image. This effect is good for creating a subtle depth of field to your image but does not allow you a lot of control over the appearance of the final product.
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