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: 5
From 19,150 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.



  • Pretty good

    By Totalbalancefitness
    Works great. But I’d like to caption or title my photos.
  • Crash-o-matic

    By Dlanc5301
    Every time I scan a photo it crashes. Worthless. Google could do better than buying up apps. This one hasn’t been updated in a year. There’s your sign!
  • Probably the best app for old photo scanning

    By JynC93
    Photos turn out slightly grainy, but so much easier than doing it by hand and trying to avoid glare and then individually crop each one. Thanks Google!
  • Easy and FUN!

    By Sonic Siren
    Couldn’t be easier to use. I am literally running through our new house looking for old photos. So perfect for transferring those ancient things called “photographs” lol lo😝😛🤓
  • Love this app.

    By best_artdoc
    With a little trial and error, you’ll find situations where it’s useful outside of its advertised purpose!
  • Easy

    By Wheelsrolling
    Ease of use is great. Enjoying it so far! Thanks for making it.
  • Real photo scanner

    By AlwaysScanning
    Used this app to keep the old photos , not more paper. Easy to use, the photos are very nice. This is a photo scanner and works as it. Doesn’t work with documents.
  • Crashes frequently/Needs update

    By Snomom6
    I used to love this app, but it has not been updated to keep up with iOS updates. It crashes frequently and becomes frustrating to try and use.
  • Easy but not great quality

    By Sashazur
    This app is definitely the easiest way to "scan" a bunch of old photos without glare. But compared to just taking a regular photo with my iPhone camera app or using a real scanner, this app often gives lower quality results - subtle brightness and color gradations are lost and fine details get blurry. If you just need to scan a photo once in a while, I think you're better off using the camera app and be careful to avoid glare - and if you have a lot of photos to scan, consider sending them to a scanning service; you'll get the best results at maximum convenience (yes you could also buy a scanner but you probably have better things to do than spend days just scanning and tweaking photos).
  • I like it.

    By tamsue9
    Great app for scanning to the photo/paper is flat and doesn’t look like you took a picture of a picture.