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Google's PhotoScan saves your printed photos without glareSnapping pics of printed photos never looks good. But Google's new app can eliminate the glare and crop it correctly. New features in Google Photos can also help you with editing.
Google has a new app that quickly scans a printed photo without any annoying glare getting in the way using just your smartphone camera. It's a new app called PhotoScan, available on IOS and Android devices. Simply hover the camera over the photo and then move it to capture the four dots in the corners. By moving it, the camera can see around the glare. Just like you do when you move your head. And it'll find similar pixels and stitch all those different angles together, removing the parts with glare. It also crops out the table, or picture frame, and it straightens and rotates it to the correct orientation. It's not going to be a tight quality as taken to a professional scanning service but it shows faster than doing them one by one on a typical flat bed scanner. That means when you visit the family for the holiday and go through the old photo albums or pictures hugging on the wall. You can now save them digitally without ever needing to take them out of the frame or photo book. But what if you wanna do a little editing? Scanned photos can be saved to the Google Photos app. That saves everything to the cloud. The Google Photos app offers new tools for editing and adding filters Open a photo, tap the pencil icon to edit, you can now adjust the saturation in new ways, like just brightening up the deep blues in the sky or changing just the warmth of your skin tone. There are also twelve new filters to make photos pop more or look a little antique. Google Photos is also adding new ways to automatically create Slide shows of photos and videos set to music. And new ways to share those with anyone in your contacts list. I'm Bridget Carrie, keep up with the biggest tech stories at CNET. COM/UPDATE.