Google PhotoScan: A new app that converts your printed photos into high-quality digital images

Google PhotoScan is a free to download app. Photograph:( WION )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 16, 2016, 09.30 AM (IST)

Google has introduced a new app called PhotoScan, which scans your printed photos and converts them into high-resolution digital images.

PhotoScan is a free to download app. It detects edges, straightens the image, rotates it to the correct orientation, and removes glare.

“Scanned photos can be saved in one tap to Google Photos to be organized, searchable, shared, and safely backed up at high quality,” said Google.
 
Google PhotoScan is available for both Android and iOS.

 
Besides, Google has also rolled out three ways to edit pictures better. These features include a new and improved auto enhance, unique new looks, and advanced editing tools.

Users can simply open a photo and tap the pencil icon to start editing. First, for auto enhance, just select Auto, and see instant enhancements like balancing exposure and saturation to bring out details.

Second, as Google explains, its 12 new looks have taken style to the next level. These "unique looks" make edits based on the individual photo and its brightness, darkness, warmth, or saturation. All looks use machine intelligence to complement the content of photos.
 
Third, the “advanced editing controls” for light and colour allow you to fine-tune your photos, including highlights, shadows, and warmth.

Google has started rolling out the Google Photos app with the new photo editor for Android, iOS and the web.

(WION)