PhotoScan by Google Photos

PhotoScan by Google Photos

By Google, Inc.

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2016-11-15
  • Current Version: 1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 72.50 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 4,599 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.



  • Needs a caption option

    By Skinnizzle
    Great app. I do wish it had a caption option so you have a description of the photo. Or a truly interactive option that would record sound. We used this to scan old family photos and it either of the above options would’ve been great to have while elder relatives were telling us the story of the photos. But again, great app.
  • Worked well but now won't start

    By mozillalives
    The app worked really well the couple of times I used it. But the last time out crashed and now won't start even after I force quit the app.
  • Great app! Needs iPhone X update ...

    By nicolesy
    I really love this app. It’s perfect for quickly digitizing old photos and important image documents. I do wish that the design would be updated for the iPhone X, though. 😬
  • Cool feature that reduced glare

    By Habakkuk
    Easy to use but needs more explanation on how to properly use it.
  • Well done!!!

    By Agent EFC123
    Love using it! Easy and convenient!!
  • So far so good!

    By Joe@dr
    I just downloaded the app and started using it. My first impression is that it’s easy to use and the photo scans seem pretty good!
  • Excellent scanning

    By MadD0c
    What a wonderful scanning tool - it’s quick, it’s accurate and syncs to the cloud immediately
  • Love / Hate

    By GBF62
    Great app for one scan, then app crashes. Repeatedly.
  • New version started crashing a few months ago

    By bispymusic
    Google updated this app a few months ago so that it automatically syncs with your photo library. Now whenever I attempt to manually edit the corners of the captured image, the app crashes when updating the photo in my iOS photo library. After that the app is never useable again. It crashes every time I reopen it and this behavior survives through force-quitting the app and reboots. The only way to get it to work again is to uninstall and reinstall. Of course if you ever edit a photo manually again you’re back in the same boat. So frustrating and disappointing. I keep the app on my phone in hopes that someday Google will issue an update to fix it! This used to be one of the most useful apps I’ve ever had.
  • Has some glitches

    By sunnymw86
    When it works, which is 60-70% of the time, it’s ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. When it doesn’t, it’s annoying. Force closing OVER and over, freezing up, having your four dots be like five feet away from the actual picture...