Scan your photos
You can use PhotoScan to scan and save printed photos.
Scan a photo
- Open the PhotoScan app .
- To start the scan, hold your phone directly above a photo. Tap the button to take a picture.
- Move your phone around to get the circle over each of the 4 dots.
- When the photo has processed, go to the lower right and tap the photo thumbnail.
- Select a photo to rotate, adjust the corners, or delete.
- To save to your device, tap Save all. To save only one photo, touch and hold a photo, then tap Save.
To find photos you've saved, in the Google Photos app, search "PhotoScan".
To scan pictures faster, you can turn off Glare removal . You won't have to move your phone to scan, but it won't remove glare.
- Don’t tilt your phone while scanning.
- To better frame your photo, place the photo on a flat surface with a contrasting background. Avoid scanning on carpet.
- To scan vertical photos, hold your phone vertically. To scan horizontal photos, hold your phone horizontally.
- To help remove residual glare, shadows and get better images, make sure flash is turned on.
- If there is too much glare, move to a place with less lighting.
- Remove photos from sleeves or albums. If the photo is in a glass frame, turn on your flash.
- If you have any issues with your scan, try scanning again.