How to Scan Polaroids on iPhone: Pros and Cons of Different Methods

If you’re someone who loves taking pictures with your Polaroid camera but also likes to have digital copies of them, you might be wondering what the best way to scan your Polaroids onto your iPhone is. Luckily, there are a few different methods that work well, each with their own pros and cons. Here’s what you need to know:

Method 1: Using the Notes App

The most common way to download Polaroids onto your phone is through the Notes app. To do this, open the app and hit “new note.” Then, go to the camera icon at the bottom and hit “scan documents.” Position your Polaroid where you want it and hit “scan.” To save the photo to your camera roll, you’ll have to take a screenshot. The downsides to this method are that the photos can be fuzzy and grainy, and there is usually a reflection in them. To avoid this, take your Polaroid in direct sunlight and try to avoid any reflections.

Method 2: Using Photomine App

Another app you can use is Photomine, which scans your photo and enhances the best parts of it. To use this app, open it and hit “scan.” Position your Polaroid where you want it and hit the button for three seconds. The app will then take a line down your photo to make it better. To save the photo, you can screenshot it or hit the box with an arrow icon and then hit “save.” The good thing about this app is that it detects any overexposure in the photo and tries to fix it. However, there is still usually a reflection in the photos and the app isn’t completely free.

Method 3: Using Google Photo Scan App

The last method is using the Photo Scan app by Google. This is the author’s favorite method because it produces high-quality photos with no glare or reflection. To use this app, open it and place your Polaroid in the frame. Take a photo by hitting the blue button. The app will then have you position the middle circle in four circles to combine the photos and eliminate any glare. The photo will then automatically appear in your camera roll. The downside is that it can produce grainy photos, but you can easily retake the photo until it looks good.

In conclusion, there are different ways to scan your Polaroids onto your iPhone, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. It’s up to you to decide which method works best for you and your photos.