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 19,327 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.



  • Some Distorting and Overly Cropped Photos

    By Dee Doka
    The overall performance of glare elimination is great. Some photos need to be rescanned because the scanned photos were distorted or overly cropped.
  • Pretty decent app

    By Tomy tony timmy
    I like this app, a lot actually. It does a good job of removing glare, but you still have to have good lighting otherwise some parts of the photo will be brighter than others. But I might just be noticing that bc I like to edit photos and can run into problems if a photo doesn’t have consistent lighting. But even with that I would still give this app five stars, except that isn’t the only issue that I’ve been having. About half the time that I’m trying to do a scan the app just quits and I am sent to my homepage. I’m wondering if this is bc I have an older phone ? I Have an iPhone 6? So is it possible that this app isn’t compatible with my phone. I’m going to give this app 3 stars, only because if it takes me 3 tries to get one scan without the app mysteriously quitting then that def leaves areas for improvement . However if I hear from support on this app who can help me resolve my issue then I will change my rating to five stars. I’ve already tried deleting and reinstalling the app once before.
  • Better than the original

    By Bo pach
    I had an old Polaroid photo of my grandma. It scanned better than the original
  • Amazing

    By khknoles
    It is so easy to scan your pics. They look great
  • Love!

    By meownlm
    So easy to use!
  • Very easy and convenient for photos and documents

    By Lajohnson89
    I use this app to scan photos and documents. It’s very simple. It takes less than a few minutes to scan each document.
  • Pure sorcery

    By JL955
    The way it is not only able to accurately capture the photos, but fully remove the annoying glare from it without disturbing the underlying picture is pure sorcery, in the best sense of the term. A vital app for anyone who wants to preserve physical photos in the digital realm.
  • Stops working

    By webster3010
    When it works, it’s great. I’m having a problem with it getting stuck when trying to take a photo. It will kick me out of the app over and over. I’ve deleted the app and reloaded, it worked fine for a while, now it’s kicking me out again.

    By ghggggggth
    Love it✌️
  • Awesome

    By ReviewerNickname1
    Don't have a scanner? Well this does as good as a job with just your phone camera! Let's you crop the photo as many times as you need after taking the shot, and even intelligently adjusts for skew. Seriously much better than using the stock Camera app by itself.