Google is taking us back, way back in the days when men were boys. The company has just launched PhotoScan, a brand new standalone app from Google Photos. The new app will turn your old pictures into one that makes it almost like new.
PhotoScan will turn your old prints into digital photos, thereby letting you save them to the cloud with a single tap. Available from Tuesday on both iOS and Android, the new app will let you scan a large number of photos with an easy-to-use interface. Though, the quality of production is a bit lower than what you might get from a conventional scanner; PhotoScan still gives you enough quality to be proud of.
Google wants those treasured memories of yours to last forever; and this new standalone app is way to go. Imagine taking your old picture or that of your grandma and making it look just as cute as you want.
“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,” said Jingyu Cui, Software Engineer, Google Photos.
The app isn’t difficult to use—as a matter of fact, you can get an amazing looking digital copies within a couple of seconds. PhotoScan can detect edges, straighten your image, rotate it to the exact or correct orientation, and get rid of glare. You can even save your scanned photos with a single tap to Google Photos. Saved photos can be organized, shared, safely backed up at high quality, and are of course, searchable—all at no cost.
With so many pro editing tools these days, it takes someone with experience to edit pictures and make them look the way we wanted them to look like. Well, Google said it’s adding three easy ways to make photo editing easier. The three new ways can be used by anyone and everyone to edit their old pictures and turn them around with ease.
To start editing a photo, simply open it and tap the “Pencil” icon on Google Photos. For auto enhance, all you need to do is select “Auto”, and watch how the pro editor turns things around for you.
Google’s second way of helping you edit your pictures a set of 12 new looks that take style to a different level, according to the company. “These unique looks make edits based on the individual photo and its brightness, darkness, warmth, or saturation, before applying the style.” Interestingly too, this feature is powered by Google’s machine intelligence.
Finally, and of course, the third one; an advanced editing controls for Light and Color, which allow you to fine tune your photos. This includes, highlights, shadows, and warmth.
PhotoScan and all updates are already available for all iOS and Android users; just in time for the holiday season.
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