PhotoScan by Google Photos

PhotoScan by Google Photos

By Google, Inc.

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2016-11-15
  • Current Version: 1.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 102.87 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 11,110 Ratings


Photos from the past, meet scanner from the future. PhotoScan is a new 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. For documents and photos in glare-free environments, toggle off glare removal for even faster scans. SAFE AND SEARCHABLE WITH GOOGLE PHOTOS Back up your scans with the free 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.




  • Love it!

    By Welcome back!
    Easy to use, scans pictures perfect. No complaints! Don’t change a thing!
  • App crashes so often

    By Rakhra ji
    As soon I try to scan photo or a document app closes by itself, it won’t stay open even I tried so many time again and again. I am wondering if I deleted it what would happen to my scanned documents and photos that I did previously? Pl give me any solutions. Thanks
  • Fails to remove glare

    By king.dom
    I've tried this...after 4-5 tries I've given up trying to get a clean looking photo from this.
  • Saving grace for Saving memories...

    By Scarlett Davis
    This allows me to “take” photos from my family by creating QUALITY copies. I also noticed that some darker original pictures came out lighter and more detailed in the scan!
  • Yup

    By marcus169383583
    Id rate it
  • Awesome

    By Nelllyy6)$85
    Awesome!! No glare
  • Photo snap

    By chewy matty
    Love it
  • doesn’t do what it was made to do

    By Fgvxhxfzhcjvlbkvjyzhxb j
    just doesn’t scan. it crashes every time it finishes “scanning” a photo. it got to the point where it crashes just opening the app.
  • No basic editing software

    By Km on the road
    Love the ease of this app; would be much better with basic adjustments.
  • Does the basic job.

    By Rodger584
    This app does the basic function of removing parallax from a flat image and it often removes the glare. I use it primarily to scan magazine covers and important documents. A significant problem has been encountered when trying to position crosshairs, as they often move as I remove my finger from the screen. This occurs when the view changes to the overview, so the error is not detected until the image is magnified again. A second problem occurs in the management of the saved images. I do not use Google photos to store the images and so local storage is the Apple photos camera roll. When I modify an image, the app requires that I replace the existing image if I want to keep it. It would be helpful to allow replacing or adding to the camera roll or just storing locally in the App. It would also be helpful to dump local storage directly to an album and then clear the storage without losing the images from the photos app.