STEP 1: START SCANNING

Photo scanning tutorial
  • If using photo albums: Open the album page with the photos you’d like to scan. No need to take out photos or remove the sleeve protectors.
  • If using individual photos: Group scattered photos together in batches of 2–4 photos on a table or a smooth surface.
  • Place camera directly above the photos, tap the camera icon and hold until the circle on your screen becomes full, then release.
  • Take multiple shots until you finish capturing the photos you want.

When finished, tap the check sign icon on the top-right. Here are a few quick tips for best scanning results:

For best results, hold your device camera directly above your photos so your phone is parallel to the table or surface For best results, hold your device camera directly above your photos so your phone is parallel to the table or surface
To avoid glare, use natural or soft lighting (try to avoid strong fluorescent lighting or having direct sunlight on photos) To avoid glare, use natural or soft lighting (try to avoid strong fluorescent lighting or having direct sunlight on photos)
If shooting individual photos, arrange them in groups of up to 4 photos If shooting individual photos, arrange them in groups of up to 4 photos

STEP 2: View & edit your album

As you finish scanning and tap the check sign icon, the app will auto-save the photos you just scanned into an album. From here you can do several things:

  • Add details => Tap the album’s title- Untitled album (tap to edit). Once you see the album’s edit screen you can add details such as names, location, year and also add a description/title.
Left: tap the album title (or the little Pencil icon). Right: add details to the albums Left: tap the album title (or the little Pencil icon). Right: add details to the albums
  • Review original scan shots => See a photo you want to manually edit? Did the app miss one of the photos in the scans? You can easily and quickly fix that. Tap the album’s 3-dot options icon on the top-right, and select More options. Next, select View original scan shots. For more information on viewing and editing your original shots, please consult this short guide.
Go to the album menu, tap More options. Then, select Edit original scan shots Go to the album menu, tap More options. Then, select Edit original scan shots
View of the original scan shots screen View of the original scan shots screen
  • Add photos => Ready to scan more photos and add them to this album? Simply scroll down to the last photo in the album, and then tap the Add photos camera icon. This will take you back to the scanning screen.
Left: tap the camera icon at the top of the album, or the Add photos icon on the bottom of the album. Right: the scanning screen Left: tap the camera icon at the top of the album, or the Add photos icon on the bottom of the album. Right: the scanning screen

STEP 3: Browse albums, edit & share

Finished creating an album? Great! You can now browse it and explore the different things you can do with it.

Some of the options include reordering photos, saving photos to your device’s camera roll, sharing them on Facebook, email or messaging app on your device, and adding new photos to the album you just created.

Tap the three dots icon on the upper right corner to view the different edit actions you can perform on an album Tap the three dots icon on the upper right corner to view the different edit actions you can perform on an album

Another thing to keep in mind is that you can always manually edit the photos to further refine the cropping and colors. Tap the different icons on the bottom of the photo screen to rotate, crop, or apply filters to color-correct the photo.

You can go to an original scan and edit its cropping by tapping the crop icon You can go to an original scan and edit its cropping by tapping the crop icon

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We hope you enjoy using Photomyne’s photo scanner app to scan your photo albums and to bring great memories of your past back to life.

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