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
24 Jul 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
Data can’t be deleted
Independent security review

Ratings and reviews

1.9L reviews
9 January 2024
I have been using this app for years to save stray physical photos. I have had no issues finding my photos in my gallery or "files". The best part, no flash-point. The app has you takes pictures at each corner of the photo and it adds them together for a glare free upload equivalent to any other photocopier. There may be better apps, but I haven't found them yet. If you doubt my review, I used to develope your 1 hour film.
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Barry Rands
2 January 2024
Seems to work just fine for me. The scanned photos are uploaded to my Google Photos automatically and there is no watermark, unlike one reviewer claimed. I like the way it not only removes any glare, but it also crops and straightens and squares up the photo for me, so I don't even have to make sure it is perfectly aligned during scan. I am using a Pixel 8 phone and Windows computer.
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Myk Pacheco
28 December 2023
Worst app I have ever used by Google (and that saying something). Scanned in hundreds of pictures. Couldn't find them anywhere. Downloaded Google photos still couldn't find them. Went through Android files still couldn't find them. Only found in Scan app. No way to download. Had to share each picture in a text to myself in order to get them. Every single one was stamped with Google photoscan so another hour cropping that off all of the pictures before I could mail them Horrible waste of my time.
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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.