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Google Photos update helps Android users capture receipts, documents easier than ever

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Google Photos update helps Android users capture receipts, documents easier than ever
Google Photos, the popular photo sharing and storage service created by Google, is now getting a small but important update on Android. A lot of users are taking advantage of the app/service combo and capture documents or receipts and store them for later use.

Up until now, if you wanted your picture to look nice and show just the document or receipt, you needed to crop it yourself. Of course, that could have been done very easily with the tools provided by Google Photos, but it took extra time.

Starting this week, Google Photos will automatically crop receipts and documents for all Android users. Google has just announced that an update to the Android app is now rolling out to all users as we speak. 

 
Every time you capture a document or a receipt, you should see suggestions to crop them to remove the background and clean up the edges. Everything is done automatically, so you just need to press the “Crop & adjust” option and your pictures will look the way they should (hopefully).

Naturally, you can further crop or adjust your pictures if the tool provided by Google doesn't get it right, so this option is not going away. However, for those who just need to remove and/or rotate an image of a document, this update will save you a lot of time.

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