Photos symbolize memories, don’t they? When you look at the old photos (maybe washed out), a lot of memories rush into your mind.
One of the major problems with hardcopy photographs is the easy-to-deteriorate nature. The photos can easily get damaged even you place all of them safely into an album. I have the worst experience dealing with photos that they stick to the albums and emerge as washed out.
Guess what? You can digitize your photographs like never before now using the app Google launched a few days ago.
Google’s PhotoScan App Helps You Digitizing Your Old Photos
Before I get into the details of the app, let me quote Google’s software engineer Jingyu Cui.
We all have those old albums and boxes of photos, but we don’t take the time to digitize them because it’s just too hard to get it right. We don’t want to mail away our original copy, buying a scanner is costly and time consuming, and if you try to take a photo of a photo, you end up with crooked edges and glare.
He clearly mentioned the disadvantages of taking a snap of the photograph using your smartphone camera. You agree with him, don’t you?
Even if you manage to buy a scanner, you will have to spend time editing the scanned images to make it look natural. That’s where the importance of PhotoScan kicks in.
Google has included an edge detection technology, using which the app crops our unnecessary parts on your photographs. It can automatically rotate your photo to have the correct orientation as well. The anti-glare feature along with the auto-enhancement help you keep the photo as a natural soft-copy.
How to Get Started with PhotoScan app?
Open the app once you finish with the installation. Hover your phone over the photograph you want to digitize. The interface looks exactly similar to any other camera app. You have to hit the shutter button first and then, move your phone in such a way that the circle at the center overlaps with four others at the corners.
There you have it. PhotoScan app will save your image without any glare, crooked edges or unusual orientations. In case you find the edge detection isn’t up to the mark, you can define the boundaries by yourself.
So, what are you waiting for? Go on and digitize your photos to make the memories immortal.