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
179K reviews
Jesus Iniesta
November 25, 2022
Anything more than 2 seconds to scan a photo is mediocre. I will most definitely update my review as soon as you are there. See the Oppo default text scanner mode. I can scan a full album in minutes. With this PhotoScan it would take me days. The single-shot mode is the one you need to fix. I don't need perfection, just to be able to digitalise and share good-enough photos with my loved ones. Please fix it so I don't need to to back to Oppo... Their support is horrible.
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craig partington
September 4, 2022
3 attempts at the same photo and the results were incredibly inconsistent. The moving the camera requirement is obviously a bad idea as it gives poor results as the face in a picture looks different each time. Samsung scan feature is far superior and requires no messing about like this app, plus puts them in my camera app rather than in this app. Poor product
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Christopher Thomas
November 29, 2022
The app is totally ruined by the terrible photo quality of the "scanned" photos: - very small images so you can't even print them (1500x2000 I believe) - horrible, compressed quality which takes out all the detail - can't even make out people's faces unless they're huge The upshot is the images produced by the app are unusable for printing, and are way worse quality than just using your phone camera. The only good thing about the app is that it removes reflections, shame about all the rest.
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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.