Google PhotoScan: Scanning Your Photos Just Got Easier

Google PhotoScan: Scanning Your Photos Just Got Easier

If you haven’t heard about Google PhotoScan – you’re in for a treat.

Farming family posing for a photograph Google PhotoScan

In an age where most of our photos are now taken and stored digitally, it’s amazing how many photographs most of us have that have never been scanned so that we can have an electronic copy that is kept safe.  But there’s good reason for that.  Most of us don’t own a scanner, and if we do it’s often a headache to use.  Scanners are pricey, they take up a lot of space, and they often are frustrating to set up.

Google Photos has taken all of the stress out of scanning photos.  Their app, Google PhotoScan, not only allows you to scan your prints for safe-keeping, but it also removes glare and improves the quality of the image by taking multiple photos and stitching them together.  The app also is able to detect edges and straighten images, allowing you to scan your photos with your phone without even removing them from the dusty album or frame that they’re stored in. Once you’ve scanned your pictures, they’re automatically stored in the free Google Photos app, where they aren’t only safe – but also easy to search and keep organized.

Best of all, now that you’ve have them in digital format, they’re a lot easier to share with family and friends!

If you feel like your photographs are badly damaged and require a bit more attention, check out Photo Editing and Retouching webinar. In 60 minutes, genealogy technology expert Nancy Hendrickson will revive and reinvigorate your family photo collection.

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