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Scan your old photos with Google's newest app, PhotoScan

Anyone who visits Mark Zuckerberg's social network knows that on Children's Day, users often ?honor? the date by exchanging their profile pictures for one of their childhood. As in the past the photos were developed, which many have done using the camera of their smartphones to digitize the photos, which is understandable because it is the most practical and quickest method. The problem with this is that, most of the time, the ?photo of the photo? does not have a satisfactory quality; it ends up coming out with the reflection of the flash or even natural light.

Now, to facilitate this process, you can use a new Google application: the PhotoScan.


Google Photos PhotoScan app icon

PhotoScan's only function is to scan developed or printed photos in a way that removes any trace of external illumination (and no detail is lost). The way the app makes it interesting: first, you take a picture and then four balls appear which you need to "chase" with the camera. When the four corners of the photo have already been properly synchronized, the app automatically adjusts the rotation of the image, leaves it aligned and removes the background which is also possible to do manually.

Although the application was created by the Google Photos team, scanned photos are not automatically sent to the service; first, it is necessary to save all of them in the Camera Roll and the synchronization with the service is then automatic (if you have the app installed, of course).

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The deterioration capacity of developed / printed photographs is great; So, with this app, the Google team is encouraging people to use it to scan all the important photos so that they never get lost or destroyed (and with them, memories also go). And, of course, they would not miss the beautiful opportunity to suggest using Google Photos to store all the photos, right?

PhotoScan can be downloaded for free from the App Store and, for Android devices, from Google Play.

(via TechCrunch)