Earlier this month, Google Stadia was announced as a new platform built for cloud gaming where users can play games on any machine as long as they have a good internet connection. Google has now updated its Photos app to add an interesting feature which allows you to make a picture you clicked look like a scanned document.
The news comes from the developers of Google Photos who demonstrated the feature through their official Twitter handle. The feature “Crop & Adjust” will pop up when browsing through a picture and when the app detects a document in the foreground.
New! Crop documents in a single tap. Rolling out this week on Android, you may see suggestions to crop photos of documents to remove backgrounds and clean up the edges. pic.twitter.com/mGggRyb3By
— Google Photos (@googlephotos) March 28, 2019
Once a user opens a picture with a document, be it an application form or a restaurant bill, they’ll be greeted with a suggestion to crop and adjust the picture. Pressing that will crop the document, rotate the picture and adjust corners if needed and calibrate the colours of the image. Users can then tap on ‘Save’ to make changes to the file.
The latest update can be found right within the Google Photos app on Android and negates the need for installing a third-party application from the Play Store since Google Photos already comes pre-installed in most Android phones. While the feature is new in terms of Photos’ app, it was already available through portable scanner apps on the Play Store. Microsoft’s Office Lens app does the same functionality but needs you to install another app on the phone.
Google has been making a lot of news in the past month. Recently, it updated its Google Pay app to allow users to search and browse trainsand also book/cancel train ticketson IRCTC directly through its digital payments service. Around the same time, Google rolled out a new dark mode on Chrome browser and added accident reporting on Google Maps app.