19 November 2016

Google Has Launched PhotoScan App To Dititize Your Old Paper Prints

Google Has Launched PhotoScan App To Dititize Your Old Paper Prints

Google has launched PhotoScan app to help treasure the old memories. The new app helps the user to easily scan any photo, from anywhere. The app is available for iPhones and Android phones staring today. It is a free to download app.

PhotoScan app uses the phone's camera to capture an old photo in four sections and stitch them together, much like a panorama shot. Google says this approach helps eliminate glare that can mar attempts to digitise a print by simply photographing the whole photo. It detects edges, straightens the image, rotates it to the correct orientation, and removes glare. The app will make minor adjustments to restore colour in faded photos and to aligned corners when the photo print is bent. Scanned photos can be saved in one tap to Google Photos to be organised, searchable, shared, and safely backed up at high quality.
User can store digitised versions on your phone or the online Google Photos service, which has unlimited storage for photos of up to 16 megapixels.

The other editing tools include Auto Enhance tool and a series of artsy filters (which will remind you of Instagram) in Google Photos app. The editor has more granular controls in the form of sliders for Light and Color, including Exposure, Contrast, Whites, Highlights, and Shadows. The new version of Auto Enhance uses exposure and saturation levels inspired by pro photo editors.
Google also announced new themes for the Google’s automatic slideshow creator, Movies, including one called Lullaby, made of photos and videos of your baby. There’s also a theme for those who will be celebrating Christmas and another for pet owners, which will arrive in December and on National Pet Day respectively.

You can also use a proper, cool scanner like this Doxie Flip which should give you better quality. But for most people who just want to store the past memories digitally, using a Smartphone is definitely easier and faster.
The photos can then be backed up to Google Photos and can also be downloaded to your computer.