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 10,037 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.



  • Best Pic Scanning App

    By Prouse Picture Taker
    Love this app! It’s a great, quick, quality way to scan old pictures pre-digital age to bring them into the 21st century! Highly recommend; easy to use!
  • Photo scan app

    By gick585
    Brilliant helpful app for taking new photos of your oldies to have on hand! 👍🏼
  • Amazing

    By Cindylee19
    This is amazing - I’m a photo fanatic and this preserves them and is super easy to use!
  • Use to work

    By Railgun
    Use to be great. Now it’s too slow to be useful. I’m chasing the white dot around the room and takes like a minute to process one photo. I use to use this for bulk scanning photos.
  • Fantastic!

    By BuyAHome
    This app is amazing. Scan anything so quickly. Pictures come out great. Photo on the wall with glass? Easy. No reflections just perfect results. I love it!
  • Love it

    By daddie doug
    Easy and fun. Image quality is satisfactory. This finally got me to do that long-planned scanning of boxes of old photos, and it doesn’t cost a dime.
  • Love this app!!

    By kinimanoa
    The perfect app for visiting family afar. Now we can share old photos and never take them out of the albums. Thank you sooo much
  • Love the app!

    By Kmartee
    I am very big into scanning photos, via phone and professional scanner. I very much enjoy the app. I came to write the review because I do thoroughly enjoy this app and I thank everyone at Google for what they are doing. My one request, however, is to ask that Google scan please remove their "Watermark" that they leave on the photos after scanning: "PhotoScan by Google Photos" UPDATE: I scanned hundreds of photos in the app. I have to go through them and resize them (normal) but the app is crashing relentlessly. I barely got it open this time around and had to write the review. I still love this app, but it’s crashing ever since the new iPhone update. Cheers! Thanks! Happy scanning!
  • Archive Machine for Family Pix

    By AnnSETTX
    Hangs after 10-15 photos. Requires close and restart. iPhone 8, latest iOS and 128 GB. This is a game changer for archiving family/friend photos.
  • Google Photo scan

    By Charlene Fenton Grippy
    This is awesome app! I love it!!! I would rate 10 stars if I could!!!! Besides scanning photos and getting rid of glare it works perfect on turning slides from the 70’s into great looking pics. Refreshes old pictures. You just gotta play with the app and scan from slightly different angles to get the perfect pic from a slide. Make sure you put a white background behind slide before scanning and use flash.