PhotoScan by Google Photos Android
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PhotoScan by Google Photos is the photo scanner application for Android with which you can convert old photos to digital format without losing quality


Google's scanner for old photos

January 31, 2024
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Any of us, or our family, probably have a huge collection of old photos that we take a look at now and again to remember the good old days. The bad thing about these photos is that they usually get damaged over time so it's a good idea to digitize them instead of handling them. Furthermore, that also gives you the chance to share them on WhatsApp with your old friends or those cousins you haven't seen in ages.

Google's app to scan photos with your Android

It goes by the name of PhotoScan by Google Photos and, as usual in the products developed by the search engine company, it comes along with a very clear and straightforward design of the interface that you'll appreciate as soon as you download the APK. The user options are also reduced to the minimum extent, limiting them to the basics to achieve a perfect scan.

In the technical field, plenty of care has been put into avoiding glares and it comes along with different functions capable of correcting flaws to make sure that the final result is as decent as possible.

Google's application to scan and digitize photo albums.

Main features

The app offers us the following functions to make the scanning process as perfect as possible and not like taking a photo of another photo:

  • Step-by-step capture process.
  • Automatic edge detection to cut them out.
  • Perspective correction to obtain straight and rectangular scans.
  • Smart rotation function: keep all the images upright regardless of how you scanned them.
  • Save the scans automatically on Google Photos.

Safe cloud storage

Apart from achieving the highest quality in order to make sure you don't waste any time editing and enhancing images, it also comes along with a function to automatically save and store all the pictures on the cloud. For such purpose, it makes use of Google Photos, the online photo album service that you can use to organize all your scans and even make the most of its advanced editing functions.

From this online web service, you'll be able to edit images, mount videos, and share your images with whoever you want.

Requirements and additional information:

  • Minimum operating system requirements: Android 5.0.
Elies Guzmán

With a degree in History, and later, in Documentation, I have over a decade of experience testing and writing about apps: reviews, guides, articles, news, tricks, and more. They have been countless, especially on Android, an operating system...

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