Nowadays, when your smartphones are turning into more of a handheld digital camera, taking photos and capturing those priceless memories in more easier than ever. With faster shutter speeds and what not, there is no way that you can miss out on any moment. Amidst of all this, think about the old photos which you or your family member took using those trusty old cameras and went through the whole process of getting them processed in a studio and printing them onto a piece of paper. Yes, those are the ones which we need to save since it still rests as a piece of paper and there are high chances of loosing them.
Just when you thought on what can be done about it, the team behind Google Photos came up with a solid solution which is probably the best thing that has ever happened to those photos. You can now save all those old printed photos in your device or maybe send them to the cloud so that it will always stay within reach, when you need them. Guess what; there is an app for that now. The app called Google PhotosScan is here to save the day. This app which is being made available today on iOS and Android, lets you quickly scan a large number of photos using a clever interface.
The PhotoScan app is dead simple. All you have to do is, take an old photo which you want to save and open the app. Once you are in the app, get the photo on the viewfinder and you will see four dots. From here, you just need to hold your phone in front of those dots until it is filled and viola! You just saved an old photo which was near extinction to your phone, which you can probably send it to the cloud as well. Can it get any simpler than this?
Also talking about the quality of the photos, it is quite good. Yes, it may not be as good as your traditional printers’ work, but they’re still good enough since it saves you a lot of time and effort. The photos you save are automatically cropped, rotated and color corrected as well. David Lieb, product development for Google Photos said, “These photos are at risk. They’re at risk of being lost when you move, they’re at risk of fires, floods, and theft. And with every day that passes they fade away a bit — they literally fade away.”
There is no denying that this is yet another move from the company to get more users on board their photos service. However, it is worth noting that this one is solid. PhotoScan is being released today with an update to the Google Photos which will also include some other features like new editing tools, etc. In addition to that, the existing Google Photos app now has a new “auto-enhance” feature which does a comparatively better job in touching them up with a tap. It also has a new series of filters which can make different adjustments to your photo according to the content of the image. Go ahead, download the app from the link given above and give it a try and let us know how it works for you.