Google has released a clever new application, PhotoScan, that lets you digitize snap shots. The clever part is the way it assists you in moving the camera around the picture in order to remove glare. I’ve never seen this technique where the user moves the camera around the glare but it absolutely works. I tested it with some old family photos and it works great, particularly old photos with not-so-great resolution to begin with.
Once the photos are scanned in, you can save them to Google Photos (of course) or your Photos library. Below are a few screenshots from my tests.