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
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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

193K reviews
Beverly Hoeftman
March 25, 2024
Maybe it's a quirk of my phone, but I always have a HUGE amount of glare in every single scan. The results are 100% useless. Also, the step where you have to "move" something to four circles seems as unnecessary as it is cumbersome. It doesn't appear to serve any purpose at all. This was the only free scanning app I could find that doesn't demand access to info it couldn't possibly need. I'll be sticking with my laptop and scanner.
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A Google user
May 28, 2019
Works pretty well. Not a replacement for a printer/scanner, but if you can place a photo in bright light (don't use flash!), without too large an area of glare, you can make a pretty nice, quick scan of a photo anywhere you happen to be. Nice for dropping in on relatives and looking through the family album. Might take one or two tries to eliminate glare and haze.
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Matthew Hatfield