Scan and digitise physical photographs with Google PhotoScan

Q.  What is the new app launched by Google to scan physical photos called?
- Published on 18 Nov 16

a. Google Photo App
b. Google Photo Scan
c. Google Photo Scanner
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Google Photo Scan
Scan and digitise physical photographs with Google PhotoScanSearch engine major Google has launched the scanning app Google PhotoScan on 16th November 2016 to scan and digitise physical photographs.
  • The app is maintained by Google PhotosIt detects edges of the picture, straightens the image and rotates it to the correct orientation
  • It ensures old photos are clear and glare-free
  • It also uses AR to create 4 points near the frame and uses the 4 photos to create composite image without glare
  • The set up of the app is effortless as it directs users on how to try out the app; users can adjust corners and rotate scanned pictures as per their preferences
  • Once photos have been scanned, one tap enables them to be saved to Google Photos
  • Saved photos can be stored, searched and shared
  • The App can be used on Android and iOS devices both
  • This app makes it easy to preserve memories in old printed photos
  • The app lets users adjust the crop to remove the hint of background surface peeking into the photo
  • Once the scanning is complete the app saves your photo
  • There are also a host of new photo-editing options on board
  • Auto enhance feature tweaks brightness, contrast, saturation and other characteristics of the photo
  • It recognises what a photo editor might need to enhance the image

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