In today’s modern age of smartphones and digital cameras, taking photos and developing them using film is no longer considered the norm, but rather a specialized hobby of sorts. Sure, there are still tons of people out there who love the film format, but at the same time one cannot deny the convenience of going digital.

That being said, if you do own a ton of old film photos that you’ve kept in a drawer or your attic, it’s probably a good idea to back them up in the cloud, which is why Google has launched the PhotoScan app. Unlike scanners which can take forever to scan a photo, PhotoScan basically has users scan four points in a photo using nothing more than their smartphone, and they’re good to go!

The end result will be a proper scan as opposed to it being a photo of a photo, so you don’t have to worry about low quality images anymore. Users will then be able to further edit those photos, with Google claiming that machine learning will be used to adjust the photo and the filters to make them more in line with the content of the photo.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, hit up the iTunes App Store or Google Play for the free download. You can watch the video above to see the app in action, or the video below if you want an idea of how the scanning technology works.

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