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How to digitize old photos with Google FotoScan

We already know that Google offers us many apps, and that they cover many functionalities. Google FotoScan is an app that will allow us to scan our printed photos to digitize them and to have a copy on our mobile, also with very good quality. It should be noted that this app is not for scanning documents. For this we already have OCR apps to scan texts, apps that work differently.

Google FotoScan. Digitize your old photos

As we have mentioned, the app that we will use for this is Google FotoScan, an app that we can download from the Play Store on a regular basis.

Just open the application and we can use it, without any more mystery. It will ask us to place the photo inside the frame, try to have good lighting, although if you do not have it, the flashlight will turn on automatically. Don’t worry, afterwards the app removes the glare, and the result is very good.

When pressing the shoot button the photo will ask us to spend a few seconds in the four points that appear. To do this we will have to move the camera of our mobile until the circle surrounds the point.

Once we have spent the corresponding seconds at each point (a couple of seconds for each of them, it is a very fast process) we will have our photo. But… What if we don’t like its result? If necessary you can repeat it, but if you think the problem is the framing you can modify it by clicking on Adjust corners. You can also rotate the photo if you prefer to flip it.

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By pressing on Adjust corners We will see that there is more information in the photo than was shown to us. So you can select how far you want the corners of the photo to go. Moving it will zoom to know exactly where the corner is going to arrive.

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And that’s it. Now you just have to click on Ready. We will find the photo in the folder of PhotoScan that will have been created for you in the gallery. The photo is ready, and if your mobile has a good camera, at very good quality.

Google FotoScan

FotoScan from Google Photos
FotoScan from Google Photos