PhotoScan by Google Photos

PhotoScan by Google Photos

By Google, Inc.

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2016-11-15
  • Current Version: 1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 72.50 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 8.1 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 4,707 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.




  • Seems to work good

    By RobbieK50
    Still working with it
  • Really big waste of space on your phone

    By GBJones
    Have tried multiple times to scan pictures, following the dot with it sometimes working sometimes not working but mostly a big waste of time. Sad to see google putting out a piece of junk like this because I’m big fan of Google
  • Fantastic app

    By NicBen2006
    Scanning a box of my deceased fathers photos and the app is invaluable! A++
  • Great For Photo Archiving

    By Cantrben
    This is an amazing app! It lets you easily use your phones camera to “scan” physical photos. It auto detects the edges of the photo, works best if you put the photo on a contrasting surface (I.e. light surface for dark photo and dark surface for a light photo), so you don’t have to spend hours cropping the edges. You can then save the photos to your device or in the cloud. This is great for finally getting those old family photos online without having to mess with a printer/scanner and without paying someone else an arm and a leg!
  • Love it

    By VictorSashti
    I am eliminating paper at every stage and this apps make it so easy to scan.
  • Why all the 4 and 5 star reviews?

    By unvoyageur
    I don’t get it. Why so many positive reviews? I’ve used the app about 50 times now. In about 30 cases, it crashed before completing the scan. In another 10-15 cases, the four circles you are meant to line up on were inches away from the photo, with no overlap whatsoever on the photo itself. So far, I have been able to successfully scan only five photos. This app is trash.
  • Needs a caption option

    By Skinnizzle
    Great app. I do wish it had a caption option so you have a description of the photo. Or a truly interactive option that would record sound. We used this to scan old family photos and it either of the above options would’ve been great to have while elder relatives were telling us the story of the photos. But again, great app.
  • Worked well but now won't start

    By mozillalives
    The app worked really well the couple of times I used it. But the last time out crashed and now won't start even after I force quit the app.
  • Great app! Needs iPhone X update ...

    By nicolesy
    I really love this app. It’s perfect for quickly digitizing old photos and important image documents. I do wish that the design would be updated for the iPhone X, though. 😬
  • Cool feature that reduced glare

    By Habakkuk
    Easy to use but needs more explanation on how to properly use it.