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Google Photos continues to be the best app Google put out in recent years.
And how does Google know the location a printed photo was taken by scanning it?
Play store link.
This sounds excellent. I'm not seeing it in the Play Store. Any chance you could link it? (using a Nexus 6P, hopefully I'm not already outdated...)
Edit: it turns out it's listed under a different name. I originally saw this and assumed it was just meant for photos, but it sounds like it works for text based items, too. This will be super helpful for logging purchases with a company credit card! Thanks for those who provided a link. [link]
There's an app called Photoscan by Google that can really easily scan photos using a phone. It does it pretty well too!
You can get it here
EDIT: For those who can't download it on the play store, try this.
Play Store link (working now) [link]
Intro video [link]
> The core Google Photos app now has a new “auto-enhance” feature that the company says does a better job in touching up your photos with one tap. It also now has a series of filters, called “looks,” that make different adjustments depending on the content of the photo. Photos with faces might get one treatment; landscapes will get another. You can also make fine-grained adjustments to your photos using new sliders under the existing “light,” “color,” and “pop” tools.
I use PhotoScan by Google Photos for taking pictures of documents. It's optimized for that scenario.
Personally, I don't remember having to rotate any document pictures with this app, but I do remember having to manually "fix" orientation with the camera app. For some reason, it doesn't quite get the corners just right (which seems it should easily be able to do), but that can be manually fixed post in the app.
Google PhotoScan makes scanning pics easy. Even removes glare and crops the edges and things like that. The resulting images are not remotely archival quality, but they're pretty good for mementos, uploading to Ancestry, and other things where photo res is not as important as being able to share the photo.
> not convinced its not a front for google to steal all my old photos though.
Easy enough to check. [link] Go there, scroll down to Additional Information and click on "View Details" under Permissions.
You'll now see a list of everything the app can do. Now, you may not know this, but Android apps can't access the internet at all unless they specifically request it (this is different on iOS.. on iOS any app can access the internet without permission). Go check out the permissions for an app like Netflix and you'll see "full network access" listed as one of the permissions.
There are no internet permissions granted to PhotoScan. It can't use the internet at all.
Yes you can try these apps :
Android : [link]
iOS : [link]
Use an app like PhotoScanner. Might also try /r/PhotoshopRequest after. I wouldn't try and separate the Photo from the glass.
Not sure how tech savvy you are, but if you have a high quality camera phone, you can use this app:
PhotoScan on the Google play store.
Takes a series of photos and stitches them together to get a detailed digital copy without any glare. It works surprisingly well.
Otherwise, if you have any family in education still, ask them to scan it for you using their school/university facilities ;)
Failing that, libraries often provide scanning services, and most larger/better funded ones should hopefully be a lot better than any home scanner.
I only see one comment mentioning the android app, now I'm making the second. And since the topic is gaining some traction, and you are offering advice to help people, it is worth mentioning, yes, google made their own scanning app as well.
Mentioning that something exists doesn't need to be a dick swinging contest.
I'll link it right here. for those who would find it useful.
On this subject, the Google Photoscan app here is a great tool for digitizing photographs. You basically take pics of it from slightly different positions and it stitches them together.
Would you be up for trying to "scan" it and upload the result? Not like, taking it out of the frame, but just seeing what you can do with your phone? I would recommend Google Photo Scan (Android link, iOS link)... you basically just follow the guide and it does its magic to stitch the images together and remove any glare that might be present from the frame. Should/could get you a pretty decent version of it to share. Probably not quite as high quality as the original, but still... that thing is art.
Using an app like Google's PhotoScan can help making high quality digital copies without a flatbed scanner, using your phone's camera. It takes multiple photos and stitches them together to remove reflections from lights
Yo use Google PhotoScan and make that a dope wallpaper! It reminds me of this Dark Souls picture that I use for my wallpaper.
Some stuff like this exists - for example the PhotoScan app for scanning photos (although still images are easier since you can move the phone to remove the glare).
But what you're asking for is never going to get built by a major tech company because the main use case is to violate copyright law.
I'd honestly consider checking out Google PhotoScan - it's by far the fastest and cheapest method, and by all accounts is pretty decent.
Whatever other method you use, you're having to pay a person's time to go through loading all those photos, and that is not going to be cheap.
/u/suradoe when you're taking a picture of printed materials, consider using Google Photoscan instead for higher quality and no glare: [link]
You can also find it for iOS.
Also, from those who don't have access to a scanner, please use photo scan....
It'll cut down on the glare by mixing several shots together.
Quick Search in App Store brings up PhotoScan by Google Photos
iOS | Android
Just tested it: You are REALLY limited by your phone's camera resolution. Their algorithms are otherwise great.
>or just photograph them on a clear background using your smartphone (be careful with the lighting).
Google has a pretty great app for that. It gets rid of the reflections by taking multiple photos from different angles and putting them together.
Make a decoy check. Scan or take a good picture of it ( Good app to try [link]) and alter it with photoshop/gimp etc. Change the routing/account number. Change the amount. If you can make it non obvious, alter the college name (misspell subtly or eliminate or add a word). Leave it in the more obvious hidden place, in the original envelope.
If they steal it, and try to deposit it, then it will either not be accepted or bounce in a few days.
Put the real one inside a book. or roll it up and put inside a pen. Don't lend the pen.
If your bank has electronic deposit, then you can deal with it quickly and destroy it.
Agree that a PO box would be good.
> Multifunktionsgeräte sind inzwischen sehr weit verbreitet und können auch locker kopieren.
Ich habe nie was anderes behauptet.
> Scanner gibt es kaum noch.
Auf Geizhals werden 566 Laserdrucker und 442 Scanner gelistet. "Kaum noch" ist der Witz des Tages.
> Außerdem gibt es für wenig Geld schon Scan-Apps für das Smartphone.
Die gibt es auch für lau, aber die Qualität kommt lange nicht an die eines echten Scanners heran. Die Frage ist halt, was man will.
> Was soll denn noch so ein Flachbettscanner in der Bude verstauben?
OP will Scannen. Ein Scanner macht das am besten.
> Die Frage lautet m.E. nicht, ob Multifunktionsgerät, oder nicht. Sondern ob das Multifunktionsgerät Laser oder Tinte haben sollte und wenn Laser, ob mit Farbe. Und das muss der User selber wissen.
OP hat die Frage nach Kombigerät oder nicht offen gelassen und somit durchaus zu einer Diskussion eingeladen. Es war eindeutig Teil seiner Beratungssuche. Ich habe aber die Entscheidung bewusst ihm überlassen.
Ober Laser oder Tinte, Farbe oder keine ist sehr wohl wichtig bei einer Kaufberatung. Wenn OP das selber wüsste, würde er kaum fragen.
Schlechten Tag gehabt, oder was?
regarding "pic of a pic", if you use Google Photos, give "PhotoScan by Google Photos" (iOS| Android) a try ... 😊👌
The PhotoScan by Google Photos app is free and takes quality and consistent photos of documents every time, even on curved pages. Not sure if its available for ios (I mean, probably it is), but it is obviously on the Android Play Store and will do your cookbook justice.
Unfortunately, Chromebooks and ChromeOS don't play nicely with fringe cases like yours. Plugging in, say, a wired mouse and keyboard might work, but something like a local flatbed scanner that probably requires specialist drivers likely won't work.
Complete workaround, but do you own an Android phone? If so, have you ever tried this app?
It won't be as good as a flatbed scan, but it might work in a pinch :-)
I'm not at all well versed on Commonwealth uniforms, but you might want to hit /r/genealogy with even broader questions.
They're rather solid.
E: Nevermind, I see that you already did.
As a side note, purely from the uniform perspective, if you have the original photo, try scanning it in higher res, for instance we can't see the cap badge if it's at all visible on the original photograph. Anyway, a better scan would likely be more helpful. If you only got a phone, Google's PhotoScan on Android is good. Something along those lines obviously exists for iOS, too.
Wow, that would be awesome! I think PhotoScan app by google
is the easiest and the best choice, it is available on Android as well
Actually, I don’t use a scanner. PhotoScan app works very well for my needs, and I can digitize stuff on the fly with my phone!
Android - [link]
iOS - [link]
You should get that Google Photoscan app if you have Android. You will have to aim at the 4 corners one by one so it will cut off anything that isn't photo and it will remove the flash that ended up on your photo.
Use the photo scan app to take pictures of flat rectangular things.
This actually isn't specific to the Pixel 2; it's just cool.
If you took this on your phone, could you take it again but this time with Google PhotoScan and provide the scanned photo? A document scanner (like Adobe Scan) can work, but not as good as PhotoScan.
Sinon sans trépied j'ai scanné des photos argentiques avec l'appli Photoscan de Google et ça marchait pas trop mal. Tu pointes les 4 angles sur ta photo et ça compense automatiquement l'angle de prise de vue. Et évidemment après ya les filtres habituels (couleur/exposition/contraste ...).
In case you do not know, there is a photo scan app made by google that helps you scan things into a digital form just using your phone. It stitches multiple close up pictures and make one big, crisp and high detailed photo. I suggest it. I am using it right now to scan a stack of old family photos into the cloud for safe keeping.
App for android.
I know I'm late to this but google has a really good app I've used to make digital copies of older photos for my parents etc. It works on both google and iPhone.
Use Google Photo Scanner to get a really nice digital copy of your picture. It's free, and available for both IOS and Android.
maybe consider this? [link]
The Photoscan app can scan glossy photos, and then just syncs to your Google photos if you have an account.
It might look better without the glare in the photo, I suggest you take the photo with Google Photoscan: [link]
A real scan, or at least using a scanning app on your phone like [link] will probably help. It will light the whole ID well, and remove the glare.
Highly recommend using Google's "photoscan" tool when taking pictures of physical photographs with your phone. It will improve picture quality, eliminate glare, and just make an all-around better pic. Great tool: [link]
For the best result you really want to get the photo scanned. It's easy, quick and there's plenty of places that do it. As a last resort try using an app like Google's PhotoScan.
If you get them a good quality, fun photo to work on, /r/colorizationrequests will usually put a lot of effort into it.
There's a Google app that is exceptionally good at scanning old pictures. My father's day gift to my father was a photo book (I used Walmart not Google's new photo book option. Same quality lower price and quicker) but I got all the old pictures of him and my mom I could find digital with just the app on my phone.
Yeah, mine goes on about how I need a filing cabinet to hold important documents like bills and such.
Bills are available online, and for other documents I have a scanner, Google Photo Scan, Office Lens, and Google Drive.
Check out Google's PhotoScan app. It does a good job of this. Better scans and quicker than taking pages out and using a flatbed scanner.
Google's PhotoScan app (for your phone) is designed for turning photos into digital scans, it works surprising well. My mom used it to digitize hundreds of old photos. So just go to Shoppers / somewhere that does passport photos and scan it. Should be more than adequate for a CIC photo:
Google just released a new app called Photo Scan. Maybe you could try using it to get good copies of the photos! They're awesome! The app is super easy to use according to the ads I've seen.
Das sieht nach einem sehr coolen Plakat aus, leider kann man manche Texte absolut nicht lesen. Wenn du kein Scanner in der Größe hast ;) , empfehle ich folgende App für's "scannen" von Bildern. Würde mich freuen, wenn man das Poster in besserer Qualität anschauen könnte.
Pro/Cheap tip: nunca la vi recomendada en ningún lado, pero ésta app me ha venido bárbaro xa sacar fotos de texturas medio al vuelo. A veces usando flash tenés mejores resultados xq te hace una compo al final y te borra el reflejo.
You should look into PhotosScan by Google Photos, it's an app made by Google that does a pretty decent job, by taking multiple photos and merging them together. It works for printed documents too.
Google Fotoscan macht im Grunde genau das, was du beschreibst: Ausrichten, entzerren & entspiegeln.
These are great - would you be able to scan/ photo them in higher resolution and in landscape? I'm hoping to start a project to document before / now photos of Glasgow
Google made an app called PhotoScan. It stitches together multiple images into a seamless scan of a photo with no glare while using your flash to get good pictures, and it corrects any perspective issues, too.
When it works, it works great. When it doesn't work, you get a freak of a portrait with two foreheads and four eyes.
I have recently noticed that many hand-drawn maps are simply photographed, rather than properly scanned. While I admit that not everyone is able to acquire a proper scanner, I am still concerned about the potential loss of detail & overall quality, that may result from improper camera use.
As such, I am writing this post to provide a possible solution. For those who use Android devices, I recommend Photoscan. Developed by Google themselves, it's very simple yet intuitive to use. I myself have used it countless times in not only photographing old pictures, but my own drawings & even physical maps!
I must emphasize that this option is recommended for those who aren't confident in their equipment or photographic skills. I am also currently unsure of this it's availability on Apple devices or any equivalents.
Regardless, I hope this suggestion is greatly utilised. Thank you all for your wonderful works, I hope to see more in the near future!
What a fascinating map. I find your drawings oddly intriguing, & therefore hope you further develop your skills in the future!
Speaking of, do you have access to an Android? I ask because I recommend this app called Photoscan. Developed by Google themselves, it's very simple to use, yet intuitive & surprisingly powerful. I've found it very useful in scanning both old photos and my own drawings!
Anyway, thanks for your contribution to this subreddit. Hope you share us more of your work!
If you’d like, you can download the free Google app, PhotoScan, and it will help make a decent scan of the image.
I don’t know if you use iOS or Android, but here’s the iOS link: [link]
Android link: [link]
Completely colourized by the AI, some quick healing done manually.
Maybe try on r/estoration, but scan the photo.
Even the Photoscan would help.
Mostly done with AI's help, with some manual work.
You should scan the photo, even with Photoscan, it would be helpful.
Hey, looks great! When I take photos of finished work I use a google app called Photoscan. It can capture images with little or no glare. Try it!
there's apps ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.photos.scanner&hl=en_US ) that let you use your phone cam, does the fiddling for you
u/nobull84, can you take a glare free scan of the photo (one app that does that is Photoscan) and then post it over here? It'll be a delight for all of us.
> Il existe des applis pour scanner un document proprement depuis un téléphone portable.
On m'a parlé de Google photo scan hier mais j'ai pas pris le temps de regarder plus en détail.
Scanning it would help a lot, either with a physical scanner or an app, I recommend PhotoScan by Google Photos
Si tu as les photos en propre (non-numérique), tu as Google photo scan qui est absolument incroyable. Tu peux recadre les photos par la suite.
Sinon, pour faire de la modif en lot sur un paquet d'images, je crois que [link] fais le taff. Je l'avais déjà utilisé pour baisser la résolution sur une centaine de photos et ca avait fonctionné très bien.
Google'ın uygulaması olan PhotoScan uygulamasıyla fotoğrafı tara daha sonra üzerine tekrar negatif efekt vur. Belki işe yarar.
Hey OP! Sorry to hear about your dog...
I'd recommend exploring Goohle PhotoScan on iOS and Android. Gets the job done well for scanning physical prints and tiring them into a digital photo on your phone.
I'd give it a shot if you would scan the image. As it currently is, it will take more time removing glare than restoring the photo.
If there's no way you can get to a scanner at least use google's PhotoScan
For photos the best results I've had is using the photoscan app. I have a negative scanner that also handles slides if you want to borrow, done about 4000 of them over the last couple of years, happy to provide quick training too.
I used this app at my Grandmother-in-laws and found it simple to use and a better quality that straight photographing pictures
ID Recommend you uploading a higher Definition Photo. It will be really hard fixing it like this, and one would need to use upscaling and maybe even an ai to make it sharp. You could try out the Photo scanning App by Google [link]
Then you can Post in on [link] or upload it to any cloud for the ppl in this sub, bc otherwise it will be difficult
could've saved your photo
Would it be possible to scan it with a flatbed scanner or something like the Google PhotoScan app (iOS, Android)?
I'm pretty new to restoring photos, so in it's current state, that'd probably be a bit beyond me.
Have you tried Google PhotoScan? If you have a newer phone this will probably give you better result than using one of those portable scanners.
Get this if you have android phone
it works great with picture scanning.
I see you say you have a phisical copy. I recommend using the Google photos and app. iOS | Android
It would be probably better to try and calibrate scanner, but you should try and check if there is “auto threshold” option or similar. It can cause black to cut off (typically up to 5% of the picture area, but it will be different for different implementation).
Also you can try to use phone app from google:
 there is android version too [link]
If they're a physical print and not a negative, I'd recommend trying out PhotoScan from Google. I used it for close to 1,000 of my photos and it works great if you have non-harsh lighting.
I recommend this although I haven't tried it personally.
It is easy to convert images to pdf with onlline tools
It does. Swipe open the menu and click on "scan photos", and it will link to (or open, if you've installed it) PhotoScan
Hey OP. Can I recommend you a great app for scanning photos with your phone? Removes that shine you have in the top left.
No OCR but does a great job scanning, including straightening and cropping and reducing glare: photoscan by Google. [link]
Try Google's Photo Scan app.
>pics are hard copies
There are apps for that kind of thing.
Also on iOS
If the relative would be happy to take the picture again, I'd recommend using this app, very simple and will give you a high quality reflection free image :)
Google PhotoScan <strong>Android</strong>
Google Photoscan <strong>IOS</strong>
Google Photos Scan
if you are wanting to 'scan' in photos with your phone. use Photoscan by google. Android link iOS link
Google PhotoScan for Android or iOS
>Edit: Here's one of them [link]
Google just put out an app for helping with digitizing pictures.
Give this a shot.
I second the comment above: try scanning the picture with Google's Photoscan (iOS) or Google Photoscan (Android). If still necessary, post the result here again so the wizzards will be able to do a much better job.
Primarily designed for removing glare from photos. I've used it for photographing documents (handy because it removes the shadow of your hand & phone hovering above it) but found the resolution was a little low for a clear document.
PhotoScan by Google is amazing, fast and fixes the image to you. The result is perfect and it uploads everything to your Google Photos account.
I can't find it in the play store from my device, but visiting the web page and installing it works fine.
Fully stock, no root or beta.
Hello r/Android, these are some apps which may be very useful for you.
PhotoScan by Google Photos : This week Google released a new app which already crossed 500k downloads.PhotoScan is a new scanner app from Google Photos that lets you scan and save your favourite printed photos using your phone’s camera .You can also backup them with Google photos to keep them safe.
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Micropinner : Turn your status bar into a pinner.You can customize the notifications title and content text as well as its system wide priority
Ml Manager : A modern, easy to use and customizable app manager. Extract APKs and more! Contains no ads. There's also a paid version available.
Materialcor for zooper : Dope set of flat widgets strictly followed by material guidelines which look great on homescreen.
Saturate icon pack : A free icon pack from a well known designer. These Strong, Bold splashes of rich color mixed with darkness and light like icons really look great.
Snackable icon pack : A paid icon pack from awesome designer nick dev. It features a unique dashboard. Which I have not seen anywhere yet.These icons really look hot. Inspired by material design, one should definitely have such a dope pack.
Google Play link.
Use Google photo scanner for photographing flat rectangular things.
I recommend you the photo scanner app from google: [link]
PhotoScan by Google Photos
You might want to have Google PhotoScan to take pictures without glare, works like a charm.
If you're on Android the google app specifically for scanning piggies works really good
Photoscan by Google
Not trying to be a dick, I just think this photo scan app is cool.
Check this out:
Might just be enough for you.
Google photos scan, c'est fait exactement pour ça.
Link to the app: [link]
I think this Google PhotoScan can help you. Maybe you should check this one.
Link to Play Store page.
Give this a go and see if the results work well enough.
If you can't scan try this app (it's on ios too)
Google Photoscan is an amazing app.
Für Polaroids und Ähnliches
I highly recommend Google Photoscan.
Here's how it works.
@OP you can omit that shine effect that you get when taking a photo of a photo with this app...
If OP has an Android phone, [link]
Google has a great application that can do that easily
If you don't have access to a scanner, try Google Photoscan
You can use this app to convert your photos to digital copies using phone camera. [link]
Opened the link in Chrome on my PC, clicked on install to my Pixel
If you're willing to use Google, their PhotoScan app is pretty good. The next best option is a flatbed scanner.
Photoscan by google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.photos.scanner&hl=en_US or whatever the Apple equivalent is.
and Walmart, https://photos3.walmart.com/category/337-full-photo--designed-magnets
Use Photoscan by Google photos app and you can get the desired result easily. [link]
Do you know about this app? You should digitize that photo :) [link]
You should try Google PhotoScan, I've heard good thing
He should use Google Photoscan if his phone is compatible, it kills the reflections pretty well.
I used the Google photo scan app on mine in case I wanted them later.
I did this too! I love instant film!
Google photo scan will image them without a glare. [link]
there is an app by google, worth a try
Google PhotoScan is great for this. [link]
do you own a smartphone? [link]
use the google scan one [link]
+ telefon cu camera decenta
I've heard google published an app to do so. Maybe this would help.
This is what I use on my Pixel 3 XL:
You can scan with your phone. [link]
Boy do I have something to show you: [link]
I use Photo Scan by Google, [link]
This will come in Handy
This works very well.
Try using Photoscan for a better digital version :)
Cool photo anyways!
use Google's PhotoScan. It will help remove or at least minimize any glare.
Try Google's app
Use a scan app then, google themselves do one.
Good app to help scan old pics with your phone.
Google's PhotoScan app might do a better job. Try them both out and use whatever works best!
Good insurance for a few minutes time.
Maybe try out PhotoScan by Google?
Photo Scan by Google. Each photo takes like 15-20 seconds max once you get the hang of it.
PhotoScan by google is way better,
What about Google Photoscan? Sure it's a bit longer but gives way better results (at least for me) [link]
[link] this can do a surprisingly good job some times.
I haven't tried this app but it's worth a shot
Google's PhotoScan app also does this
Photoscan by google
Not sure if this is available on iOS [link]
With those requirements I would still try Google app for that sole purpose [link]
Use Google Photos and to get rid of glare
EDIT: meant PhotoScan [link]
Sorry, I'm sure I typed PhotoScan. Think I got autocorrected.
Try Photoscan It's Google app that is perfect for taking copies of snaps.
Does he have an Android phone?
probably not what he used, but there is this app by google called photoscan
Not just glossy photos, it's for any photo.
It's Google's new app, PhotoScan
Since I don't see the link here.
Play Store Link
I see it in the playstore...... [link]
Try in installing from a browser (Chrome desktop or on Android).
FYI OP: [link]
PhotoScan will remove the light from your photo next time.
This is Google's Photo Scan app here
Also in the Photos app. Left sidebar > Scan Photos will take you to PhotoScan by Google.
Maybe you could use Photo Scan and then upload the picture as one of your own?
If Ryan wants to take proper pictures of his modeling photos he should try googles app
Takes multiple pictures of your photo and mergs them to make a seamless "scan"