Our phones are capable of storing thousands of pictures and it even helps us sort them chronologically according to the year and date it was taken. These pictures can be shared amongst various devices keeping your memories safe and sound. But, what about photos that were captured on traditional film? What about your family vacation pictures from the 90s?
Well, Google has launched a brand new app called PhotoScan, which will help us preserve our old pictures on our devices. Family portraits can be preserved easily as the app uses a phone camera to scan old pictures.
However, there is a nifty feature that makes this app special. It eliminates any glare and shadows you might encounter while scanning a picture, which improves the overall quality of the scanned picture. The app will also crop out edges like the white border of a Polaroid picture (I might not like that, though). According to Google, the app will also be able to scan pictures that are in albums and frames to make your life a little bit easier.
Then you are ready to scan a picture, PhotoScan will ask you to line up four dots on the corners of the photo and the center dot in order to get the perfect scan. The app will then take a number of pictures that will fuse them together to remove the glare and shadow.
PhotoScan does a great job in digitising old memories and it is a great alternative to simply clicking a picture of old photos via the phone’s camera. The app makes the subject appear clear and it neatly cuts the edges to make it look presentable.