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How to Save OLD Photographs to the Cloud and Preserve them!

Wondering how to revive the old memories you have? How to save old photos that you have? Well we all take photo of the Printed photos and save it in our phone. Well there is a dedicated App to take photos of those golden memories. An app by Google named PhotoScan. The App can help you take great pictures of the printed photos that you have lying around.

We might be having a lot of old photos lying around in our house. These photos are really valuable memories one can cherish for ever. All those photos brings us many memories and personally I love going through my old photos very much.

We all are different from how we were back in the day. Old photos show us how we were and how we grow. It defines our past. Old photos are very valuable and you should preserve it. Later on, these photos can be shown to the next generation.

Many of these old photographs will get destroyed due to many reasons like ageing, bad quality print, or lack of protection etc. Since these photographs are printed onto paper it will loose its color and fade as the time pass. The best way to save these photos is to convert this physical photographs into Digital Images. Then these can be stored onto the internet.

But if we give our old Photos to a Digital Studio, they will charge a lot of money. SO How can we do this on our own?

Well here is the advancement of technology and mobiles. We can now scan our old photographs and save it as digital images without any lose of quality. 

PhotoScan is a new scanner app from Google Photos that lets you scan and SAVE OLD PHOTOS using your phone’s camera.The will also backup the Photos to Google so that you never loose them ever.


The App has all the needed features to save old photos to your phone by scanning them. There are tools that let you help crop, cut and edit the photos to get the maximum of the old printed photo. The App is available for both the Android and iOS users.

Download for Android

Download for iOS

The app is rated above 4 out of 5 in the Google Play Store and in the Apple App store as well. With our a million downloads, the app is widely used by people to store their old memories. Even I use to save all my childhood photos.

All the photos can then be scanned and saved directly into Google Photos. All these photos will be well organized inside Google Photos. You can access the photos using your GMail account. So you will never ever have to worry that your photo might get lost. It is saved in the BEST cloud storage available on the planet.


  • Don’t just take a picture of a picture. Create enhanced digital scans, wherever your photos are.
  • Get glare-free scans with an easy step-by-step capture flow.
  • Automatic cropping based on edge detection.
  • Straight, rectangular scans with perspective correction.
  • Smart rotation, so your photos stay the right way up, no matter which way you scan them

Capture your favourite printed photos quickly and easily, so you can spend less time editing and more time looking at your bad childhood haircut. All these photos can be easily accessed via Google Photos. You can also search for images as well.

Back up your scans with the free Google Photos app to keep them safe, searchable, and organized. Bring your scans to life with movies, filters and advanced editing controls. And share them with anyone, just by sending a link.

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