Most photographs are now taken and processed digitally, and photo printing is in decline. However, what do you do with images taken decades ago when little was known about digital photography? The application for iPhone called Photomyne Pro allows you to quickly digitize such photos. Its main feature is that this is the only application in App Store that scans not one image, but as many as fit in the frame: you just need to take a photo of the page to digitize all the photos from it – and each one will be saved as a separate file.
Unfortunately, we didn't have a photo album at hand, so we will test the Photomyne Pro on a museum booklet. All you need to do is take a picture of the page. I took photos of three pages: one with two images, two others – one each. We press “recognize”, and the program automatically detects where the photos are, and cuts them, saving each one as a separate image.
The result is ambiguous. On the one hand, the program considered that the fragment of the text is also a photograph, and saved it. This is, of course, a disadvantage to the accuracy of the Photomyne Pro. Also, not all photos are neatly cropped. At the same time, during testing, there was never a time when the program skipped a photo and did not save it.
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You can specify the boundaries of the photo manually – it is very convenient to do this due to the on-screen magnifying glass that appears. After cropping, you can select an adjustment filter to bring the colors in the image closer to real.
Minutes Before / After: It took about three minutes to clarify the borders and colors of all four images.
So it's time to export. When trying to use the Photomyne cloud service, we are immediately offered a paid subscription. Let's see what features are available at no additional cost. This is saving to the Camera Roll (you can choose which photos you want to transfer from the album), transfer via AirDrop, print, send to Notes or social networks (you can immediately publish to Facebook or VKontakte) or send by e-mail.
After that, you can view the scan results in the My Shots tab to make sure you haven't forgotten anything, and the Discover tab will help you find inspiration for further work – it contains the most popular photos posted by users of the application. Basically, you can find here black and white photos of the early 20th century.
In general, the application does an excellent job and significantly speeds up the process of digitizing photos. Plus, it doesn't take long.