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October 16, 2010
My favorite way of digitizing photos in an album is to simply snap a picture with my phone. Then the photo becomes part of Google Photos, just like any other picture taken with the phone. The biggest problem is glare – you can get rid of the glare by using the PhotoScan app.
It’s a free app, you can install it on iPhone from the App store or the Android with the Play Store. Once it’s installed, you can access it through Google Photos by tapping on Library, Utilities, Import Photos, Use Photo Scan.
We did one of our shows on this topic: Episode 134
You can also change the dates on the captured photos to reflect the original date.
Does that help? or did I misunderstand something?
October 16, 2010
I am sorry no, what I am trying to say , if I go and select a photo then try to scan it to delete the glare, thats is my problem finding the scanner.
I can find the scanner first but then I cant get to the picture to scan it
does that make sense, I must be missing something to enable me to do this, or maybe all scanning has to be done first
Ahh – Ok, I think I understand. You’re taking a photo of an old print, then want to use PhotoScan to remove the glare on the existing photo. Scanning always refers to starting with a print, not an existing digital photo.
Nope, it doesn’t work that way. PhotoScan is an app to digitize a print. It can’t do anything to an existing photo. It is not an editing program, it is a camera app. Get out an old print photo, open the Photoscan app and it will prompt you to snap 4 photos of the print from different corners. When it puts all 4 together, the glare is gone.
See this video: 631.GP-PhotoScan anti-glare
Let me know if it helps.
If you already have the photo – and there is glare on the photo – Google Photos does not have any editing tool to help. But, if you have a Samsung S-21 or higher, there is – it’s way cool, but only for Samsung high-end phones. If you have one, let me know.