PhotoScan by Google

Photos from the past, meet scanner from the future

#2 Product of the MonthNovember 2016


  • mavin.networkCMO -

    Awesome fast


    sometimes alignment of dots takes a while

    Love it used it for all my moms old pics has used this product for one week.
  • Milan MolnárFable mobile app

    easy to use, excellent idea


    sometimes hard to follow the circles, hmm

    I love to share my old photos and PhotoScan is great tool to help to do so

    Milan Molnár has used this product for one month.
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Ben Tossell@bentossell · Partner, The Upstarters
Excuse my language but this is shit-hot Great choice of background music in the video too 🔥
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@bentossell "People took REAL photos, printed on actual paper."
Will Schwarz@wpschwarz · Media Operations, Kin Community
@rrhoover @bentossell There was a time when pictures didn't move?!
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Partner, The Upstarters
@rrhoover wtf is that?!
Hugo Fauquenoi@hfauq · growth @todoist and @twistappteam
@bentossell Took me a while to remember the song!
Tamas Ratkai@tamasratkai · CEO at FleetYou | HOM at EU-Solar
@rrhoover @bentossell OMG this just sounds so unreal! :D:D:D Like before the cars people were riding horses. Funny as hell!
David LiebMaker@dflieb · Product Lead, Google Photos
Here's a great video explaining the tech at a high level:
Narendra RocherollePro@narendra · CEO, Peck, Inc.
@dflieb Does this let you assign date and location to the scan?
Steven Diffey@stevendiffey · Product Programme Manager
@narendra @dflieb You can edit the date/time once uploaded to Google Photos
Aneela@ak310i · Entrepreneur
@dflieb this is great to back up old prints. But the bigger issue is digital photos are stuck and essentially any app is a graveyard. Does googlephotos have integrations to make printed scrap books. I dont want my 3yo staring at a computer screen. And honestly neither do i!
Ross Rojek@sacbookreviewer · CTO,,
@dflieb Really spectacular job. My wife will be all over this once the holidays are over.
Daylen@askdaylen · Student and Windows Insider in Vancouver
@ak310i Images on Google Photos can be uploaded to Google Drive in the app. Many photobook services allow photos to be uploaded via Google Drive.
Christoph Wagner@wagca · CEO Scanbot / Unfade
As we don't have the budget of Slack for taking out an ad in the NYT the "Unfade" team welcomes you here on Product Hunt. Great addition to the space!
Vahagn Mkrtchian@icyber0n · Neurotic Perfectionist
@wagca "The Unfade team welcomes you here on Product Hunt for only $4.99" and that's a really big difference for a lot of people
Christoph Wagner@wagca · CEO Scanbot / Unfade
@icyber0n PH is probably not the right forum for a pricing discussion. Shoot me a DM on Twitter, I am always happy to discuss this topic.
Slaven Radic@slaven · Tapstream cofounder
@wagca Tried PhotoScan now and really disappointed with output quality, and from reading a few other reviews I'm not the only one (on iOS the native camera app takes much crisper photos of photos, glare be damned). Have you compared Unfade quality with PhotoScan, how do you guys compare?
Frank Thelen@frank_thelen · Founder and Investor
Happy Unfade user, works with all clouds
Nikunj Kothari@nikunj · Senior PM, Shyp
Amazing, love love the video! @dflieb any reason this is put in a standalone app instead of integrated with Google Photos? Do we expect to see more standalone apps from Google Photos?
Wojtek Witkowski@pugson · Rayfeed
@nikunj @dflieb Classic Google. Probably a different team working on each app.
David LiebMaker@dflieb · Product Lead, Google Photos
@nikunj We think that scanning photos isn't something you'll do daily -- it's more like something you'll do a handful of times when you get access to the printed photos. So it didn't make much sense to incorporate directly into Google Photos. Plus, this lets us offer PhotoScan to people who aren't yet using Google Photos.
William Pitcher@wmpitcher · Founder, Pitcher Group
@nikunj @dflieb probably because you don't need it nearly as often as a regular photos app.
David LiebMaker@dflieb · Product Lead, Google Photos
@nikunj We'll do separate apps if/when it makes sense, but no specific plans atm.
David LiebMaker@dflieb · Product Lead, Google Photos
@dubstrike @nikunj Nope, it's us :)