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
Jul 24, 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
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

187K reviews
Gary Goodman
August 7, 2023
Excellent for photo album pictures. If you need the best conversion of physical photos to digital, use a flatbed scanner. But if your photos cannot be easily removed from an album, this app is amazing. I've gotten best results using flash and holding the camera in landscape orientation. For portrait photos, hold the picture sideways. The app will often identify the correct orientation and crop it automatically. If not there are manual controls. Flash reflections will be eliminiated.
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Clay Beaudette
June 1, 2023
On the one hand it did a great job at removing the glare. That is the only positive. The other hand: discoloration, skewed perspective, blurry. The reason being it takes the initial image in focus with flash (if enabled) then has you move to 4 points and takes further images creating a composite. It does not trigger the flash, nor does it wait for the camera to refocus, when it takes the other images for the compositing. The result is a composite of one clear image and 3 out of focus.
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Cindy Guthrie
June 14, 2023
Its a basic, very simple fundamental app for scanning hard copy photos and that's all the description ever said it would be. It gets the job done if that's all you neef. I don't require an app with much more but the 2 thing I'd love to see is a "Add Caption" box to the individual photos. Just freeform text again simplistic would work just so I don't have to scramble for the hard copy to read notes on back of photos. I could scan the photo , Add Caption , or not , and save.
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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.