Google’s PhotoScan App Now Automatically Removes Glare From Your Old Photos
Fed up of photographs that have glare across them? The ones where parts of the most important object is not visible? Fret no more, because Google has a new app out now, which gets rid of glare completely.
Previously with glossy prints, you would find glare somewhere when you covered the pic with glass or even plastic in a photo album. Even taking four or five shots – as photoscan recommended – and merging them into one was not a guarantee that the picture would be glare free. The process would also only work on flat images although Google did try to make it work using an optical flow. It was never 100% successful.
Google’s latest app lets you take one single shot using your smart device. The algorithm does the rest. It removes the glare by taking into account the surrounding colours and then making sure that they are matched in with the rest of the picture. It calculates the surrounding colours and parameters and works from there. So, instead of taking a series of shots of the same image and hoping that you will get no glare, with this app you need to take just one shot, run it through the app, and you will have a glare free picture!
Not every phone will support the update, particularly some of the older phones, but all newer models will be able to download and install the app (iTunes, Play Store). You can also download the app to tablets, and work on your photos instantly to give you glare free pictures to share with friends.