Google Photoscan

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  1. IIGood

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    Has anybody tried this yet? I just read about it in my Now feed...the concept sounds interesting at least. Use your phone's camera to "scan" printed photographs to digital images (and then can be backed up to Google Photos).

    I've downloaded it to give it a go, once I find some actual photographs lying around.
     
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    I have an app called CamScanner and it sounds like it's the same application for photos instead of documents.
     
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    I just read the description in the Play Store, and may have to give this a try. I have an all-in-one printer scanner fax that I use to scan old photos to make them digital. This sounds like it might be easier and has Google's auto image enhancements built in to help the old pics look sharper.

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    I installed it. Need some photos to test.

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    It's an interesting concept, works very much like CamScanner mentioned above, I tried it on a picture I had in my wallet, meh, but I'm sure it will be improved with time, and I'll definitely use it at some point.
    Get it, it's free and easy to use.

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    I tagged my dad when I shared this video on Facebook, because I know he's got boxes and boxes of physical pictures.

    Here's Google's own Nat & Lo, explaining some of what goes on in the background.



    Based on the shots in the video, it does a pretty dang good job, but I haven't actually tried it myself.
     
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    I have access to a scanner. I should just scan them in.

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    The video I watched on the app showed how it got rid of the glare etc, it's didn't work great, but I'm sure I need to play with it more to get things rolling.



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    I finally gave it a try and it seemed to work well. It was a newer printed image that I scanned...just a picture off of my one-a-day desk calendar.

    And I kinda figured there'd be some third-party apps out there already, but looks like Google is finally joining the party.
     
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    What am I missing here. An app that scans photos to a digital format? Isn't that what the camera already does???
     
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    But this gets rid of reflected light & such so it looks like a scanned picture instead of a picture taken of a picture. Even does some basic restoring on damaged areas, from what I've seen.

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    How well does this work if the pictures are beaten up and bent? I just wish I had some lying around to try it on.