Google has pushed a small but important update out to Google PhotoScan, the app that allows you to quickly and easily scan your photographs and upload them to your Google Photos account. The update, version 1.1 for those keeping score at home, is rolling out now to the Play Store. On the surface, you won’t really notice any changes to the user experience or any new features to the app. However, you will notice once you start scanning your photos. In the original release of the app, scans were limited to 3MP. That may seem small in in this day of 12MP or more cameras but for scanning old 35mm photos, it worked out just fine. Google found a way to improve this however and with this new 1.1 version, photos are scanned at 5MP.
There isn’t anything that you need to do to enable this higher scan quality. It happens automatically within the app. Beyond this, there is the normal raft of bug fixes and performance improvements
within Google’s newest app.
If you haven’t given PhotoScan a try and are looking for an easy way to digitize your old photographs, give it a try. It is very easy to use and the quality of the scans are excellent (and improved even more so now). Once you scan an old photograph, it is automatically uploaded to your Google Photos account.
Google PhotoScan is free in the Play Store