Quite primitive. For better capture the app shall include a level or gauge to ensure the pic is not out of the plane. (Updated: the new version to save the scanned photo in one go is **not** good. It greatly increase the time to save the scanned photo. Better to have an option to switch this new feature on and off.)
Used to be better. The annoying caption when I share photos and the un-skippable intro video after I updated the app are mildly annoying but the way the dots keep moving and the unimpressive results are more so.
The first picture I scanned was perfect. The next one I scanned SEVEN times and there was a terrible glare on it every time!!! The original picture doesn't have a glare at all. It was when it scanned the picture that it would get the glare. I moved the phone to different areas of the picture when scanning it to see if that would help. I also did it at different heights, or distances from the original. Nothing helped.
The quality of this app used to be great, but it has gone down significantly over time. It has significant problems now with most basic things like identifying the corners of photos (even dark photos scanned against a white background get half cut off). It introduces colored artifacts on photos, and the ability to remove flash glare works only sometimes. Other times, the scan is left with a bright spot somewhere. And because it now automatically saves to google photos, both the well-scanned photos as well as the bad ones get backed up to google photos. You don't have the ability to delete the bad ones or rotate/corner adjust the photos before uploading to google photos. You have to go to google photos and remove the bad photos from there. Scanning old photos went from tedious to double-tedious and error-prone. Google just couldn't leave well enough alone.
So much easier than putting our old family photos on a scanner. Don't even need to take them out of the album. It even sharpens some of the pics that are faded. Only wish I could add information about each picture as I take them. Unless I'm missing something, I have to go into my Google Photos app after my pictures are scanned to add things like dates and people in the pictures.
Before the update I liked this app. But the update removed the controls for saving and backing up scans. As a result the initial scan is automatically saved to Google photos and there is no capacity to save adjusted ( rotated, cropped etc) photos to the cloud. Now u have to delete the original photos from the cloud, transfer the adjusted photos from my phone to PC, and then save them to the cloud. What a pain.
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.
Scan docs into clear & sharp image/PDF, to send fax, print out or save to cloud