Google is offering a new solution for turning your old prints into digital photos.
A new app called PhotoScan enables you to scan your prints with a smartphone and then save them to your Google Photos library. Google says the app will even detect the edges, straighten the image, eliminate glare, and properly crop it.
Speaking of Google Photos, there are also a few new tools for editing that are also rolling out. There’s a new and improved auto-enhance, some new filters, and more sophisticated editing tools.
When you go to edit a photo you’ll see more options for tweaking the lighting, such as exposure, contrast, whites, highlights, and shadows. Additional tools are found for editing other elements of your pictures.
The impact on you: PhotoScan is a pretty clever way to digitize old photos, which is often a challenge as you have to spend a long time using a scanner or send them to a specialized store for this service. The app also is a nice hook for Google Photos, as it may introduce a lot of people to the service since that’s the storage location for all of those new digital memories you create.
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