Google’s PhotoScan app makes it easy to digitize old photos


Google is launching a PhotoScan app that allow you to capture old photos on your smartphone. And Google store them in its cloud drive. The app, available Tuesday for Android phones and Apple Inc.’s iPhones, uses your smartphone’s camera to take four photos of a printed picture, which it stitches together into one digital recreation.

The app is designed to be a competitor to services that ask you to send old printed photos or rolls of film off to be digitized, said David Lieb, product lead for Google Photos. There are dozens of these services, ranging from Memories Renewed and DigMyPics to your local Walgreens or CVS.