The youngest members of the community may not remember those days but there was a time during which photos weren't digital and had to be printed on paper. And some people have loads of them kept in those envelopes that the photographer used to handle over after developing them or perfectly organized in albums. And to convert them from paper to digital format, you can always resort to a scanner, and that now includes your iPhone if you've got the right application.
And that's definitely PhotoScan - scanner by Google Photos, Google's tool with which you can quickly scan paper photos preserving a high image quality. For such purpose, you've only got to open the app and focus the camera towards the picture... although it may seem like you're taking a photo of a photo, there's much more to it than that thanks to the app's excellent features.
Scan and edit, all at the same time
One of the pros of this tool designed by Google is that it comes along with an image editor integrated into the scanning process. In other words, you correct different flaws whilst you're scanning. Thus, you'll waste less time editing them afterward.
These are the main features included in this app:
- Scan without glares.
- Detect photo edges for automatic trimming.
- Perspective corrections.
- Smart rotation to keep your photos upright.
Combine it with Google Photos
As you already know, Google Photos is the service run by Google to save photos online and create albums on the cloud. All the scans carried out with PhotoScan can be automatically saved and organized in our personal space, being able to access its functions immediately, such as editing or enhancing images, or the possibility to share our picture or full albums with whoever we want by sending a link.
As you can see, this software is extremely easy to use and doesn't require any sort of tutorial.