Google launches PhotoScan App to scan physical photographs

Nov 17, 2016 16:58 IST

Search Engine Google on 16 November 2016 launched the scanning app Google PhotoScan to scan and digitise physical photographs.

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The App is maintained by Google Photos.

Highlights of the App
• It detects edges of the picture, straightens the image and rotates it to the correct orientation.
• It ensures that the scanned old photos are clear and glare-free.
• It uses augmented reality to create four points near the frame and uses the four photos to create composite image without glare.
• The setup of the app is that effortless as it gives directions on how to use the app properly.
• Users can even adjust the corners and rotate the scanned picture to their satisfaction.
• Once the photos are scanned, they can be saved in one tap to Google Photos.
• Saved scanned photos can be organised, searched, shared and safely backed up at high quality.
• The app is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Quick Digest

Who: PhotoScan App

What: Launched by Google

When: 16 November 2016

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