PhotoScan by Google Photos

PhotoScan by Google Photos

By Google, Inc.

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2016-11-15
  • Current Version: 1.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 102.87 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 5,391 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.



  • What an app :) !

    By Great apppli
    Fast and easy to use. I’m getting old pictures out of storage and getting them into my computer!
  • Very slow to respond

    By techsnowguy
    I tried to take pictures of 15 different documents. Each document had to have 4 to 5 attempts to get the original photo and move over a doctor didn’t actually move. This app needs tremendous amount of improvement.
  • Easy to use

    By TamaraJune
    Love the ability to scan and save old photos. Could use some instructions. I hadn't used in a while so needed to find a video to watch to remind me the steps
  • Grandparents love it. New project

    By Digitalcutter
    Archiving all my family photos with this app. So easy.
  • Everything comes out unnaturally green.

    By Jex Universe
    Currently out of time so I can’t write a full analysis on what I thought, but that’s the biggest flaw at the moment. The way the camera examines the picture is fun, but everything comes out in a strong hue color.
  • Just WOW!!!

    By Atique002
    Best scanner I’ve ever used.
  • Not so smooth with iPad Pro 10.5

    By Justme1402
    This app works well with my old iPad Air 1 but the camera was not wonderful. Replaced it with an iPad Pro 10.5 and installed the app. It only allows me 5 or 6 scans before it quits . They don’t show in G-photos until I uninstall the app and reinstall. The pictures are much nicer but it is obnoxious and a pain to delete and the app and reinstall over and over.
  • Great for a short period of time...

    By JRose90
    I’m super happy to change the review once my issue gets resolved. As soon as I start issuing the app, my phone overheats, crashes and doesn’t accept the photo. I’m working on a family project to allow other family members access to old photos. I’m halfway through but can’t finish until I can move forward and not struggle with the issues listed above. This app was working wonderfully but again, it’s overheating my phone and crashing. It’s getting worse 😡😢
  • Scanning issues

    By suxplor
    Just downloaded the app and I’m having trouble scanning pictures with the flash on. I have to have it off in order to avoid using the four point system. If I try to use it normally, the app tends to freeze a lot and exit. I was expecting a lot more from this app since it has had plasticine reviews.
  • Amazing!

    By WebChitect
    Really Amazing app! Keep up the improvements. I’am a lifetime user!