There’s a new app for iOS and Android that scans old photos. It’s called PhotoScan, and it was developed by Google. All you have to do is align the photo within the smartphone screen and press the button. The app will take several pictures of the photo from different angles to eliminate light glare. There’s a crop feature that can be used to remove unwanted background. After scanning photos, you can upload them to a cloud storage site like Google Photos.
The Google Photos app was updated recently with several new features including:
- Auto-enhance adjusts brightness, saturation, contrast, etc.
- More slider editing tools including exposure, saturation, contrast highlights, and warmth
- New slider – deep blue
- Skin tone filter
- 12 new filters that use machine learning
- Movie maker templates – lullaby and Christmas
Photocopying is interesting. Here’s some info about it from Wikipedia:
A photocopier (also known as a copier or copy machine) is a machine that makes paper copies of documents and other visual images quickly and cheaply. Most current photocopiers use a technology called xerography, a dry process that uses electrostatic charges on a light-sensitive photoreceptor to first attract and then transfer toner particles (a powder) onto paper in the form of an image. Heat, pressure or a combination of both is then used to fuse the toner onto the paper. (Copiers can also use other technologies such as ink jet, but xerography is standard for office copying.)
Xerographic office photocopying was introduced by Xerox in 1959, and it gradually replaced copies made by Verifax, Photostat, carbon paper, mimeograph machines, and other duplicating machines.