PhotoScan by Google Photos

PhotoScan by Google Photos

A Highly Advanced Scanner App You May Use For Free

Scanning and taking photo images will create very different results. Your phone cannot make scans of images but with the PhotoScan by Google app you may generate images that look as if they are scans. It doesn't simply manipulate the shots and turn them into scan images it applies its sophisticated software before the shot during and after the shot. The result is a photo image that looks just like a scan. View full description

PROS

  • The scan quality is far above what other scanning apps can produce
  • Its edge-detection software works better than any other app on the market

CONS

  • It is not a shoot-and-finish app you will have to learn how to use it
  • Do it wrong and the app degrades your images very heavily

Scanning and taking photo images will create very different results. Your phone cannot make scans of images but with the PhotoScan by Google app you may generate images that look as if they are scans. It doesn't simply manipulate the shots and turn them into scan images it applies its sophisticated software before the shot during and after the shot. The result is a photo image that looks just like a scan.

Very Little Loss Of Image Quality

The problem with most scanner apps is that you lose a lot of image quality. Cameras are not built to take great images of flat images which is why scanners were invented. They need not have been invented if PhotoScan by Google had existed in the olden days. The app also allows you to cut and crop your image as you are taking it which means it will not affect the quality of your image after the scan (photo shot) has been taken. This app's original approach to shot-to-scan conversion is the reason it works so well and the reason it beats competitor apps out of sight. PhotoScan by Google is not easy to use but if you follow the instructions exactly you will create fantastic scan shots.

Conclusion - Glare Free Scans Make This App A Winner

The fact you are able to take photo images that look like scans without a glare is very impressive. It takes you through the process of scanning in a way that allows the app to pull all the information it needs to create a glare free image. It is not removing glare afterwards nor is it artificially brightening up the image to compensate for a low-light shot it is actually eliminating glare without the loss of image quality and that makes this app a winner. PhotoScan by Google is a very advanced app which means you need an advanced mobile device but if your device is able to download and install the app then you really should.

Photos from the past meet scanner from the future

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

Picture perfect and glare free

Don’t just take a picture of a picture. Create enhanced digital scans, wherever your photos are.

– Get glare-free scans with an easy step-by-step capture flow

– Automatic cropping based on edge detection

– Straight, rectangular scans with perspective correction

– Smart rotation, so your photos stay right-side-up no matter which way you scan them

Scan in seconds

Capture your favorite printed photos quickly and easily, so you can spend less time editing and more time looking at your bad childhood haircut.

Safe and searchable with Google Photos

Back up your scans with the free Google Photos app to keep them safe, searchable, and organized. Bring your scans to life with movies, filters, and advanced editing controls. And share them with anyone, just by sending a link.

PhotoScan by Google Photos

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PhotoScan by Google Photos