Google launches app to help you turn old printed pictures into digital photos
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The app will be available on both iOS and Android, although will only be available on Android at launch, Joinfo.com reports with reference to The Business Insider.
The app allows you to quickly scan and store the old photos, but the scans will be of a bit lower quality compared to traditional scanners.
Here’s how PhotoScan works:
- Hold your phone level with the photo you want to scan. It can either be a loose, printed photo or a photo in a frame
- Fit the photo entirely inside the frame and hit the shutter button
- Four white dots will then appear over the photo. Move your phone around to line up with the dots until they turn blue (this helps you get rid of glare on your photo)
- The app will crop and rotate your photo, then let you add it to your Google Photos library or your photo library on your phone.
Then the app will automatically crop, rotate and correct the photos. The digitized pictures can be saved as usual to your gallery or to Google Photos.