PhotoScan by Google Photos

PhotoScan by Google Photos

By Google LLC

  • 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.
Score: 4.5
From 16,724 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.



  • Amazing piece of software

    By probtrojanhorse
    PhotoScan has saved me from the laborious task of Scanning then editing old family photos. In seconds, I have a digital file of a photo that would have taken me minutes to scan and edit using Photoshop. Who ever coded this App deserved the free food Google serves up.
  • Terrible Quality

    By Bubbles4872
    How does this app have so many good reviews? Were they written when the concept of scanning things from your phone was so novel that no one cared about how the actual scans turned out? Every photo I scanned was washed out. Every photo I scanned had glare. Every photo I scanned created a weird, dark pixelated effect over parts of the photo. I was using natural morning light and scanned the same photo with this app and then again with Photomyne for comparison. Photomyne scans were significantly superior every time. Glare removal is a cool concept... if it works. For me, the effect just ruined the photos.
  • Love

    By kmj42
    I’m enjoying this app so much. I’m making a book and this app is awesome
  • Easy to use!

    By Libba0454
    I’ve just starting using Photo Scan, and I love it! I can easily scan photos—and quickly.
  • Amazing app

    By Meanbass
    So easy to use and takes out all the glare! Photos look great!
  • yuuusss

    By Arkadiy!!!!!
    this app is absolutely wonderfully perfectly excellent!! mmhhmmm
  • Absolutely Fabulous!

    By BowMan1968
    Works as well as a $300 scanner.
  • The Best!

    By grannyamos
    I have a nice scanner connected to our computer but if I can’t get to it because someone else is using it, this is great. And actually if I’m in a hurry this is faster. I’ve been going through old pics of my parents and this is doing an amazing job. THANK YOU! I love this app.
  • App crashes and phone heats up when scanning multiple photos

    By djriosl
    Overall I like the app and it does what it's stopped to. I like how the photos automatically upload to Google photos. I encountered lagging, lots of crashing, and my phone heating up when I was trying to scan a whole photo album worth of photos (around 50). I had to take a break and let my phone cool down and then continue after 30 min or so. This process happened continuously. If you're planning on scanning a few photos at a time, this app is excellent!
  • Great for archiving old photos

    By Sara W. 11
    I use this app all the time! So easy and great results. Great way to preserve photos digitally.