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The PhotoScan app is demonstrated on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 in New York. Google wants to make digitizing your old photo prints as easy as opening an app. The new app for iPhones and Android phones will use the phone’s camera to capture an old photo in four sections and stitch them together, much like a panorama shot. Google says this approach helps eliminate glare that can mar attempts to digitize print by simply photographing the whole photo. (AP Photo/Nick Jesdanun)

Google's latest technology can turn those old baby photos into digital prints


Google's latest technology is what mom always dreamed of!

The company launched PhotoScan Tuesday and the new app allows users to scan all those old baby photos and save them in an online digital format, according to CNN

The app is now available for download on iOS and Android devices. 

PhotoScan is fairly easy to use

Users can simply place their phone's camera in front of a printed photo and four dots will appear at the top. 

From there, users simply have to hold the circle on the screen over the four dots. 

Then, PhotoScan detects the edges for cropping and removes any glare. 

Take a look below to see the process: 

Google PhotoScan hands-on

It takes less than 10 seconds to digitize a photo with the app and the quality of the scans depends on your phone's camera, according to Mashable.

It's convenient because users can upload the digitized photos directly to Google Photos if they have an account. 

Google is also expected to release more advanced photo editing tools.

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