Google has just made it easy to take your grandparent’s wedding picture or your dad’s baby photos digital.
The tech titan today launched PhotoScan, a standalone app from Google Photos that uses your iOS or Android Smartphone to scan old pictures and save them to the cloud.
“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,” Google said in a blog post.
“PhotoScan gets you great looking digital copies in seconds — it detects edges, straightens the image, rotates it to the correct orientation, and removes glare. Scanned photos can be saved in one tap to Google Photos to be organized, searchable, shared, and safely backed up at high quality — for free.”
Check out PhotoScan in action here:
Google Photos is also making editing easier with new and improved auto enhance, unique new looks and advanced editing tools.
Auto enhance will make it easy to balance exposure and fix your image’s saturation while 12 new looks can make edits based on the needs of each photo using machine intelligence. Changes such as brightness, warmth, or saturation will be applied as needed with the style you choose.
The new advanced editing tools, meanwhile, enable you to fine tune your photos with highlights, shadows, and warmth.
The updated Google Photos app with the new photo editor is now rolling out across Android, iOS and the Web.
Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.
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