PhotoScan by Google Photos

PhotoScan by Google Photos

By Google LLC

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2016-11-15
  • Current Version: 1.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 33.72 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
Score: 4.80298
From 72,643 Ratings


Photos from the past, meet scanner from the future. PhotoScan is an 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 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.



  • Working great so far

    By Crumdev
    Love it so far, highly recommended. Just wish I could name and tag pictures before they go to google photos
  • Couldn’t be more happier!

    By delight12175
    This app has helped me save and send pictures that I wouldn’t be able to because they were another persons picture that could t be taken somewhere to be copied. Old time pictures saved. Family reunions, funerals and HS Reunions plus other get togethers
  • Please make compatible with the 14 Pro Max

    By DanielleDestroy
    Please make compatible with the 14 Pro Max — There are issues with the camera focusing and taking pictures close up.
  • Like it a lot, just don’t love it.

    By cesarean librarian
    Of the plethora of scanning apps I have used, this one is by far my favorite. It is easy enough to use, and more importantly, works. However, it can sometimes takes a moment to get everything lined up and situated. It’s not fast at all and is unenjoyable for multiple page documents. However, if it was as fast as using the camera and taking pictures it would probably be giving those same results. The only other main thing that could probably be improved is ease of use. I don’t have much of a problem using this and getting the results I desire. However, I can’t imagine someone under 15 or over 60 being able to open this right up and be able to use the app with any amount of confidence or proficiency.
  • Too much trouble

    By 50 yr old
    This is a pain. It took me 6 tries to do one picture. You have to finagle some how to get the whole picture in the window and it’s not easy.
  • Amazing!

    By ScappyP
    I searched years ago for a way to digitize all the family albums. I painstakingly used our company scanner to scan in pages of photos, trimmed each photo individually. Used photoshop to adjust color and created digital photo books in indesign, exported to pdf’s to send out to family members. This took months to accomplish. In 2 days time I have scanned in 2 albums, adjusted the edges of all photos and am now ready to either create photo albums or send them out as is. I’m very impressed with this app. I found it easy to use after reading the instructions.
  • Easy to Use

    By Jules Wade
    Very consistent and user friendly
  • Photo app

    By jameservin45
    Awesome app, wish this app was around when I was going to high school, I wouldn’t be missing my school friends so much. I definitely recommend this app to everyone who has pictures.
  • Works very well

    By Barr kids
    Scans old pictures right into your photos on your phone
  • Easy to Use

    By A Thousand Old Pictures!
    Just stumbled across this app, so easy to use to digitize old pictures I love it!