Google PhotoScan app – I love Evernote Scannable app. It helps me in going paperless by easily scanning bills and documents in an instant with my iPhone 7 Plus. The app automatically crops, enhances the result, and then has an option to upload it straight to Evernote.
Now, Google releases an app to scan photos easily in seconds – and then automatically crops and enhances them. Definitely gives a much better results than taking them manually with the Camera app.
Rather than taking a photo once with the app, Google wants you to take them in sections (i.e 4 corners). I assume Google uses this technique to combine the shots into a single, best quality. The instructions are pretty simple as you can see from this video:
You can also use a proper, cool scanner like this Doxie Flip which should give you better quality. But for most people who just want to store the past memories digitally, using a Smartphone is definitely easier and faster.
The photos can then be backed up to Google Photos and can also be downloaded to your computer.