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 26, 2019

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
Independent security review
176K reviews
Matthew Hatfield
December 4, 2022
I've changed mind. It actually works pretty well. I used it all the time now when I need to take a picture of a picture even a documents when I don't have access to a scanner. It uses the flash as a light source. And will automatically populate four positions to take the scan. Which it then merges and gets rid of shadowing and light glair. Cropping it's not 100 percent but adjusting it literally takes seconds
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William Faust (Bill)
August 26, 2022
When a friend of mine told me about this app it entirely changed the way I was working with my photographs. If you work with photographs and have not tried it, do give it a look. Any other way that I had tried to crop photos and even line them up was much more difficult. Using this app has made making albums almost a real pleasure. Oh that is one more app I recommend from the Play store and that is Gallery. A compliment each other.
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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.