PhotoScan by Google Photos

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About this app

PhotoScan is a 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 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.
Updated on
Apr 20, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

183K reviews
Clay Beaudette
June 1, 2023
On the one hand it did a great job at removing the glare. That is the only positive. The other hand: discoloration, skewed perspective, blurry. The reason being it takes the initial image in focus with flash (if enabled) then has you move to 4 points and takes further images creating a composite. It does not trigger the flash, nor does it wait for the camera to refocus, when it takes the other images for the compositing. The result is a composite of one clear image and 3 out of focus.
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Reseda Mickey
April 10, 2023
does not put in gallery or upload to google photos i have to go into file system to get photos - actually it does, but it keeps the old photos, filling up your phone when you thought you'd dumped them. If you labeled the internal gallery as "originals" or "backups" or something that gave a clue, that would solve a lot of problems. And the circles thing, well not too successful, but without it the scan is fine.
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A Google user
March 22, 2019
App is incredibly basic and incomplete. First, realize that the quality of the scans are barely acceptable by today's standards! I get lots of blur and double-vision effects. I get better output from a regular camera photo. I'm using a Google Pixel 3, so go figure. As for the basics: After scanning, there is no photo adjustment. No brightness, no color, no rotation. There's no way to LABEL THE PHOTOS!? No way to organize them in folders!? No way to choose storage location/card. This seems half-baked at best.
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What's new

Easier capture and save

Scanned photos are saved to your device on capture.

Improved corner editor

In addition to the corners, you can now drag the edges to adjust the automatic cropping of your scanned photo.