Google’s new PhotoScan app can digitize your old photos

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Highlights

    • Google introduces a new PhotoScan app.
    • The app can digitize photos printed on paper.
    • The PhotoScan app uses the phone camera to scan photos.

Google introduces a new app PhotoScan which can digitize the old prints. The photos kept in boxes stored in the never touched lonely attic or stocks piled up in some old albums can now be brought back to live with this app from Google.

The PhotoScan app uses the phone camera to scan photos which are printed mostly on papers. But a single snap doesn’t works with this app. The user has to place the phone over the photo, move it around and capture the four dots(in circle shape) which are marked in the photo.  The app maps out the feature points from the snaps, process it and modifies the picture.

The computational photography in the app helps to reset image and removes glare from the photo. The app also crops the image automatically and adds color correction to it.

Google has also added 12 new filters in the app that can be individually used with a photo in case the users wants some more effects to it. With the Auto-enhance mode available on the app it balances the exposure and saturation giving out more detail to the photo.

The photo editor has also added some granular controls which includes exposure, contrast, whites, shadows and highlights.

The app which is made available both for Android and iOS, is rolling out to the mobiles from today with some enhanced image editing tools.