Do you have an old albums and boxes of photos, but have not yet digitized them, no matter what the reason was, Google is introducing a better way a brand new app from Google Photos called “PhotoScan”, that easily scans just about any photo, free, from anywhere.
Google Photos is a home for all your photos and videos, but what about those old prints that are some of your most treasured memories? Such as photos of grandma when she was young, your childhood pet, and that hairstyle you wish you could forget.
PhotoScan released today on Android and iOS converts old snaps into digital copies in just seconds as it detects edges, straightens the image, rotates it to the correct orientation, and removes glare. Once scanned, you can save photos with just a single tap to Google Photos to be organized.
See how the PhotoScan technology works behind the scenes by watching this video from our friends Nat & Lo.
Want to enhance your photos, now you don’t need any pro photo editing tools, as Google Photos update today introducting three easy ways “a new and improved auto enhance,” “unique new looks,” and “advanced editing tools.”
To get start editing, just open a photo and then tap the pencil icon, then “for auto enhance, select Auto, and see instant enhancements like balancing exposure and saturation to bring out the details.”
Next, Google has added 12 new unique looks that use machine intelligence before editing and takes into account of each photos’ “brightness, darkness, warmth, or saturation,” while applying the new style.
Thirdly, with the new advanced editing controls for Light and Color, you can fine tune photos including highlights, shadows, and warmth.
“Deep Blue is particularly good for images of sea and sky where the color blue is the focal point,” google writes.
In the video below you can see how the PhotoScan technology works behind the scenes: