PhotoScan by Google Photos

PhotoScan by Google Photos

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2016-11-15
  • Current Version: 1.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 102.87 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 32 342


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.




    By Softballcutie99
  • A beginner

    By Newbie scanner
    I just started using the app to scan photos, and so far, it seems very user friendly. It also seems easy to send the scanned photos to others.
  • Love this app!!

    By toomanyphotos!
    This is such a great app! Super easy to use and does a great job getting rid of the glare.
  • Very pleased!

    By TAW*!
    I was looking for a way to take all the old pictures of my daughters and put them into a Shutterfly book for Christmas. This is the perfect app! Easy to use! Very happy with it.
  • Nice improvements

    By mepember
    I like the improvement of only having to take the picture once! Good clear copy of scanned documents
  • Great app to keep

    By M.k.u
    I used it to keep my hard copy pictures and it great
  • Jim

    By jjm m
    Very easy to use and excellent quality
  • Easy to use

    By Bekah bee
    This does a pretty good job of duplicating the picture to digital format. Would love an added feature where I could add a note about each photo so I could remember the date it was taken, which is written on the back of most of my photos.
  • Scanning with phone

    By ImagesbyLaurel
    Best quality I have ever seen in portable phone scanning.
  • Thank God I found this app!

    By Tcarterebd
    My son passed away 1 1/2 years ago. His dad had so many photos I haven’t seen. I am organizing for him now and decided to snap some of them. They are exactly like the original when I copy. ❤️ Now I have some added memories of my sweet boy, Trey!
  • Amazing!!

    By Tony Vitiello
    Such a great app!!! Clean, clear, crisp. 👍🏻
  • Love this app!

    By SarieK27
    Found this app at the perfect time. It is so easy to use and makes scanning pictures easier
  • Makes saving priceless memories quick and easy :)

    By SLCBEN :)
    Thank, this app bit me with the family history bug :)
  • Best

    By meir the yankee player
  • High Quality!!

    By WhovianCA
    Using this app has given me a higher quality to use in family movies than just taking a photo of it he pictures with my phone camera.
  • Quick and easy!

    By Doggonelaura
    This app is the best. It is way faster than my flatbed scanner and very good quality. I use it both in my phone and iPad. Love that you can adjust the corner easily. Also it is very good at guessing the corners. My mom wrote on the edges a lot so I adjust to save her notes. I can scan in a lot of photos in a short time. Turn off the flash and use in nice even lighting. I have scanned I several hundred photos in just a few hours. Very pleased.
  • Super easy

    By Dawn Roush
    I love photo scan. It’s really easy and fun to use. I’m scanning a lot of pictures really fast, and it’s doing a great job. The only bad thing I’m finding is I have to be careful sometimes to not get a glare and my reflection on the pictures.
  • Excelente herramienta .

    By Joako08
    👍 Estuve buscando algo así por mucho tiempo
  • Perhaps the Perfect App

    By TheRedNeckTechExec
    It does what I need it to do, very easily, 100% of the time. It’s not bloated, slow, or confusing to use. It’s dead simple and works unbelievably well!
  • good, but wish I could adjust color and stuff

    By thekevincline
    This app is so helpful, but I’m sad that I can’t change levels like in most photo apps. But hey, it’s free.
  • Doesn’t work with larger photos

    By Hamstercannon
    Glare and blurriness all around in ideal conditions.
  • Amazing!

    By soooseeef
    How did I not know this app existed? It made short work of scanning hundreds of photos and the quality is amazing! It pretty much crops, optimizes and edits all at once - and saved to Google Drive. Just awesome.
  • Best scanning app for photos!

    By k & j w
    Absolutely the best scanning app for pictures!!
  • Very easy and accurate !

    By Mackstersjm02
    This is a great app to scan pics and archive digital memories!
  • Easy way to scan your old printed photos

    By Vicky2122
    I have tons of photo albums and now in quarantine time I’m trying to digitilize some of them. Very nice way to take a picture of your printed photography without getting the reflection/glare on the one you get. 👌🏼
  • کار راه انداز

    By aiiob
  • Great App

    By Marimoon2
    This app is wonderful!
  • Scan grade A+

    By Grilo1
    This is the bomb , the coolest app out there. Having a blast in getting my old pic all digitalize.
  • Awesome app! Needs photo date options!

    By Review Nickname Ang
    Just downloaded this app a few minutes ago. So far, it’s great! It crops and removes the glare for you all at once! It also automatically uploads to your Gmail photos account (after signing in). It’s amazing. So far it has cropped all my photos perfectly except for one where it cropped it more to the left than I would like. I gave it four stars because I would like the option to change the date of multiple photos at once (I actually don’t see the option to change the date at all).
  • Happy with this App

    By DBTRuthie3
    Thanks for creating
  • Works real well

    By fredthetrster
    Does a pretty good job especially with some of my older photos
  • 🤷🏻‍♀️

    By Clams Maloney
    I don't understand all the glowing reviews. Every single scan I've done looks like garbage.
  • Works nearly perfectly

    By Alba White
    Really impressive
  • Great app and very easy

    By Goat Ilibilly
    It is very easy to use
  • works most times

    By A listener to all music!
    Out of all the software I have used for photographs this application is pretty good. I like that it removes the glare most times, and for the majority of the time it does a good job. However it does crash I would say 25% of the time and it does not always save The photographs. however this is still the cheapest and best app out there.
  • Fast and easy scanning

    By JennyM2019
    I spent hours scanning in family photos, it’s amazing how this app works, and even more incredible that it’s free. The lighting though on most of the images definitely needed to be brighter so I suggest finding a place with really good lighting to scan. My photos needed to be edited afterward, which was simple once they were saved to my camera roll.
  • Wow!

    By CristianLT
    This is app is incredible! I normally don’t write reviews, but I kept having to download new scanner apps because they just weren’t good or they had a limited amount of scans I could do before I had to purchase the full app and this app is none of those. It is amazing and does its job well! Your search for a great scanner app stops here!
  • Fundo branco

    By Appdemerda
    Muito fácil e super satisfatório. Num fundo branco para corrigir o balanço de cor as fotos ficam perfeitas.
  • Old timey pics!

    By ZN9838
    When my parents immigrated to the states they brought bundles and bundles of photo albums of their youth and our childhood. With this app I’ve been able to digitize a lot of them and make prints in high qualitythat’s wasn’t achievable with just taking a photo (flash or angles often distorted the image). Highly recommend.
  • I love this app!!!!

    By Golden122
    This is a great app. I needed this. Thank you Google.
  • Great application

    By Frajoma
    Extremely useful to eliminate glare from glossy photographs. Quick and easy to crop images and more.
  • An app for technically challenged people.

    By akakaux
    I have been fighting with my hardware scanner for weeks and just wanted to post a few old pictures. Downloaded this and had the post ready in a few minutes.
  • Great app

    By Mumtess
    So easy and quick to use. Quality is great
  • Excelente

    By Bárbara Mesquita
    App excelente e consigo fazer rapidamente todas as digitalizações que preciso com uma qualidade maravilhosa!
  • The best for scanning old photos

    By Malakal
    Right from your phone. Seamless integration with your photo albums on iPhone and google. Excellent quality. Easy and fun to use. More than a 100 years of family pictures now saved forever.
  • Amazing app

    By One Ohm
    I have used this for so many old photos. It’s amazing.

    By anywaters
    I’m learning how to learn by myself, My efforts are small as applicable to the PHOTOSCAN app. I am definitely not finished LEARNING EVERYTHING, yet. I don’t propose too stop any time soon. I will learn from all things here and now. When I am not breathing in the plane of my existence on this Planet I know where I am going, I know I will Know there what I cannot know here. I Know my Pilot has told me “I will See as I am Seen by Him, He Who Dwells on High, when I see Him in Heaven Face to Face.” AB
  • Scanning individual photos in a framed collage

    By 1950's Photo Collage
    Scanned a framed B/W photo collage to produce 20 separate pix—Wow!
  • Great

    By Ssw60611
    Works perfectly