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

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.



1. Charlie2k

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

Microsoft Office Lens on Google Photos.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Office Lens is better. You can make a pdf of your captures.

4. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Google will add that feature next. They replied to me when i asked them about it on Twitter.

2. Tedmeister

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 20, 2018

New from Google! Yet another way to inform it of your purchases and location data in order to enhance your targeted ad experience!

5. jaidhakne

Posts: 13; Member since: May 04, 2016

Cam scanner is best than office lence

6. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Google Drive has the scan option. Direct scan vs post processing.

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