Google's New App Can Help You Scan Old Family Photos
Our smartphones can store thousands of photos, making it possible to chronicle years of our lives on a single device. But what about photos captured on film cameras, like Polaroids and old family portraits? It will also automatically crop out edges, like the white border of a Polaroid shot.
Google says it should work with photos in frames and picture albums, too. The app then takes multiple individual images and stitches them together.
That reduces the glare you might get when taking a single photo from pic particular angle. PhotoScan worked well during a demonstration with regular printed photos.
But scanning Polaroids proved trickier, perhaps because of their smaller size. In some instances, I had to scan my photo more than once to get it to register properly. The guide dots also moved around a bit as I tried to line them up properly, making it difficult to scan pictures quickly.
PhotoScan generally delivers on its promise of digitizing old photos with minimal america pragnant porn — it did, however, catch a mult reflection from a nearby computer monitor while I was using it. It neatly cut sex white border from my Polaroids as well, which makes the subject appear more clear.
As you might expect, PhotoScan works with Google Photos, letting users transfer newly scanned pictures to their cloud library.