Google’s New PhotoScan App Turns Your Phone Into A Photo Scanner

From recent news, google has launched a photo tool for both Android and iOS and since it is launched it’s been on the tip of everyone’s tongue. This tool will turn all your phone into a handheld scanner by capturing a digital image of a single photo print. It has a new computational photography feature which is amazing because it will turn your old printed photos into digital ones in a just fraction of seconds.

Google’s New PhotoScan App Turns Your Phone Into A Photo Scanner

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Apart from the computational photography feature it also has other amazing features like it can detect edges, straightens the image, rotates it to the correct orientation, and removes glare. Along with that, this tool has some other advanced editing tools that can perform auto enhance feature. Also, this tool has got a feature that can make granular adjustments to light and color in photos.

This tool will edit all your photos based on brightness, darkness, warmth or saturation before applying the new style because it is powered by machine learning feature.

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Jingyu Cui, a software engineer at Google Photos said “We all have those old albums and boxes of photos, but we don’t take the time to digitize them because it’s just too hard to get it right, We don’t want to mail away our original copy, buying a scanner is costly and time-consuming, and if you try to take a photo of a photo, you end up with crooked edges and glare.”

In order to use this tool to edit a photo, you need to open the PhotoScan app and select the image and then the tool manages from there by performing the following actions like removing any possible glare, cropping and providing you with a high-quality digital image for you.

You can now download PhotoScan for iOS from the App Store, or Android from Google Play for free.

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You can find out more about the app in Google’s introductory video:

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