Very good idea. Unfortunately it's not working as expected for me. Quality is too low, specially considering that I'm taking 4 photos (sort of); way lower than making one normal photo with my Nexus 5X. Also the glare removal leaves artifacts behind. But this is a good app for autocropping, and if that's good by itself.
The app gives mixed results. With lower ends phones I was able to get better quality scans as compared to higher end phones. With my Honor 8 the picture was too bright, too noisy and lack of detail. It did much better with Honor 6X and Redmi 3S. Turning off flash and glare removal provided better results. But in that case the default camera app takes even better scans. So overall a great idea and good algorithms but needs more improvements. Would revisit in the future.
I needed to send a scan of my driver's license and my social security card to a new employer and using my S8+ camera app worked OK, but it looks at least as good as any scanner I've ever used with this app, maybe better. It's simple, intuitive, and only took a few seconds to get some quality captures to send along. No one would know I used a phone.
Very mixed feelings about this app. Scanned pictures look amazing, but sharing them automatically adds a "PhotoScan by Google Photos" stamp to the bottom of each image. If the idea is creating cleaner, better looking scans with your phone, how is that not defeated by adding a freaking stamp to the picture once you share it?? Anyhow, picture quality is very good, and the stamp only appears when you share images directly from the app, so it isn't exactly a deal breaker. I would appreciate the choice whether to promote the app using my pictures, though, since I'd be glad to do it in other ways. A bad move in an otherwise great app.
If you have OnePlus 5 you will never be able to use this app to get crisp pictures as compared to my 3 year old Samsung Galaxy S5 which can take really clear pictures. I think OnePlus 5 is having trouble in stitching photos together resulting into blurry and choppy images. Have to use my S5 for this everytime.
It's a brilliant concept, working around glare by stitching multiple photos. A regular photo taken in ample diffuse lighting still comes out better though since the stitched output is severely downscaled. I might keep this app just to see if updates can make this app actually practical.
New quick scan mode
• Toggle off glare removal for one-capture scans
• Great for documents and photos in glare-free environments
Plus, you can now share your scans right from the app.