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 7,185 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.




  • Great except when it’s not

    By gwhehneumry
    This is a great app for capturing old images in digital format. The only downside is that it can be clunky and not complete the process, or it requires you to chase it down across the table away from the picture. And it faults with a message that could be more friendly to the user other than a terse message to hold the picture in the viewing area... which of course I’ve been doing. This last point is the reason it’s not 5 stars. Obviously the marketing department has not been too involved with the launch of this product.
  • Worthless like all google apps

    By wanananananacumbys!
    Terrible app, discolors everything and takes a picture of the area surrounding the pictures, not just the pic
  • Impressive!

    By Tobin Wagstaff
    I’ve had thousands of pictures to scan from my moms estate and left it sitting for years because nothing made the process easy or cheap. This is free and it goes straight from my phone to anywhere I want to store it in high quality. The pictures usually look better than the originals too! Impressive!
  • Great Tool for sentimental moms

    By Puddlepusher33
    As a mom with 3 kids, 2 of them being prolific picture creators, you might imagine how much paper clutter that we have, especially wanting to keep so many of their masterpieces! This app means that you can keep it all, without burying yourself and your loved ones in paper! This way, I have a copy of their work, while only keeping a physical copy of the really important pieces. I use it for photos too, and even documents, and it is WONDERFUL! Thank you, thank you for this app!
  • Love it!

    By Swancea
    Quick and easy capturing of memories!
  • Crashes

    By crazycinnamon
    The app won’t even let me take a photo, instantly crashes as soon as I press the button
  • This app needs to be updated ASAP.

    By GonzoXtraCurlyFry
    This app keeps crashing all the time, and has nothing to do with my very recent phone. Seriously, I’ve been trying to edit photos and what a surprise it crashes. When it works it’s great, but what the hell is the point if takes me 10 min’s to take one photo. It’s been 2 months since this app was last updated, and it shows.
  • bummer

    By Punk puncher
    honestly had really high hopes for this app but just found that it didnt deliver the quality i thought i was getting. i could see my reflection in the picture.
  • Great App!

    By eamm25
    This scanning app is the best! The photos are sharp and can be cut to however you like. Once scanned the photos go directly into your cloud platform and therefore appear in whatever other program you have. I’ve tried other scanning apps - this one puts them all to shame.
  • Scanner

    By Little Bunny39
    I have not used any other scanner but this one is spot on and you can move the picture peramerters and it fixes it