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 favourite 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 that your photos stay right-side-up no matter which way you scan them

Scan in seconds

Capture your favourite printed photos quickly and easily, so that 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 organised. Bring your scans to life with movies, filters and advanced editing controls. And share them with anyone, just by sending a link.
Updated on
26 Apr 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
170K reviews
Ernie Ramirez Photos
12 February 2022
This app works half of the time. When it does work it is a quick user friendly app that provides good results. The issue with this app is the requirement to move a central circle to four circles in each corner. This is a great theroy but unfortunately half of the time the central circle is imoveable. This results in an error message stating the app cannot complete the scan. I've tried reinstalling the app but the issue persists. Half of the time it requires 4-5 scan attempts in order to get a s
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A Google user
22 March 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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Jacob Leatham
26 January 2022
Worst thing about this app is the resolution of the scanned photos. I have a pixel 4 and quality is bad. In most cases it fails to fully remove all glare, and so you would probably be better off taking a picture of the photo to get better, more usable resolution. App is cluncky, and results always vary. Larger and darker photos are especially bad. There is no mass export, making it difficult to do a lot of photos at once. Lastly, it's disrespectful to add a watermark on my family's photos.
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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.