Google PhotoScan: Image Digitizing Made Easy
If you have ever had to use physical images for digital purposes, you have probably spent a fair amount of time scanning them with your computer scanner. Thankfully, this process has been made a lot simpler with the latest app from Google dubbed PhotoScan.
The app functions as a one-tap solution to storing your old printed photos by scanning them and creating a digital database. It was created as a precaution for protecting your old images from being lost, damaged or simply fading away.
Google PhotoScan activates your smartphone’s camera and then tells you to place a printed image in the digital frame. Once the image is accurately lined up with the frame, all you need to do is press the camera shutter button. This then triggers the flash and brings up a white circle on each edge of the photo. Hover your camera over each of the white circles until they turn blue and the app then automatically crops the image, removes the flash glare and even enhances the photos. Once this is done you can even choose to adjust the corners, rotate or colour correct the image manually.
While you are probably wondering what do you do with all your images once you have digitized them and won’t they take up storage space? Luckily Google has thought this trough and has the answer to this dilemma in the form of its app, Google Photos. Initially all photos are saved to your smartphone’s camera roll. However, once this is done, it will bring up a confirmation to view your images through Google Photos.
Available on both the Android and iOS platforms, PhotoScan has a user-friendly interface and a clean minimalistic design.
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Picture courtesy – droid-life.com, forbes.com
by techtalks @TechTalks November 29, 2016 6:11 AM UTC