PhotoScan is a new scanner app from Google. Photos that lets you scan and save your favourite printed photos using phone’s camera.

Google PhotoScan App

Google PhotoScan is a new app to help people digitise their old printed photos, which might be a part of old photo albums or hanging on the walls in their homes. Google’s new app will let users scan their old printed photos, and convert them into a digital print.The app will let users make digital copies in seconds.google photo scan app

Google PhotoScan will detect edges, straighten the image, rotate it to the correct orientation, and remove glare as well. All scanned photos can be saved in one tap to the Google Photos app.

How does the Google PhotoScan app work?

When you first open the app, you have to give it access to the camera on your iOS or Android device. Once the camera is on, you can take the picture of your printed photograph. Google’s app will ask you move the cursor to four corners, marked in four circles around the picture. This will ensure a straight photo is taken, and once that is done, you see the final photo.

PhotoScan reduces glare to a certain extent when it comes to glossy captures, it automatically crops your shot based on edge detection, and even straightens scans with perspective correction so you get perfect rectangular captures. This app can help a lot in the situations when we don’t have a digital image of a person and want it on our phone or even PC. Taking a photo of a physical photograph never generated satisfactory results.

We played around a bit with the app and found it to be really good in producing images taken from a printed photo. Opening up the app will give you a sneak peek of how the app works.
only issue is that PhotoScan being an app from Google Photos can only save the resulting photos in Google Photos only. So you need to download Google photos in order to save the results in your device. A small price to pay for preserving your history for posterity perhaps.

Issue with photoScan app

The only issue is that PhotoScan being an app from Google Photos can only save the resulting photos in Google Photos only. So you need to download Google photos in order to save the results in your device. A small price to pay for preserving your history for posterity perhaps.

Google has finally got down to helping you manage your trove of old printed photographs. Yes, finally a throwback and a hat tip to the time when people used to have physical albums where photographs would be stored, and retrieved to be seen on special occasions.

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