Google wants people to do more than take pictures, it also wants them to save all their photographs from a time before digital imaging. To do this, the internet giant has introduced PhotoScan by Google – an app that digitally scans physical photos.
Photo scanning apps aren’t exactly new, the Play Store is full of apps that turn smartphones into handheld scanners. We’re not sure how much better Google’s solution is, but we’re willing to bet that the quality of the scan will have more to do with the quality of the smartphone camera more than anything else.
The good news is that PhotoScan also uploads all scanned pictures to Google Photos for cloud storage. Ideally, this makes it easier to access all those old pictures; but also means that they won’t be accidentally destroyed.
Google is also releasing a new update for the Google Photos app. This introduces new photo editing options, allowing users to adjust the look of their pictures. This includes colour saturation, brightness, contrast, and warmth. There is also 12 presets for people to try in the event that they are not too familiar with the photo editing process.