Discover Unfade, the best mobile photo scanner for your iPhone or iPad. Scan your photo albums and shoeboxes full of photos in no time to backup or share your valuable memories with friends and family.

The highly accurate auto detection and -cropping of photos makes photo scanning quick and easy. Intelligent filters revive faded colors. The result: high quality digital pictures.

Unfade was created by the developers of Scanbot, the leading document scanner app in the App Store. Scanbot was downloaded more than 7 million times and was selected as one of the best apps of 2014 and 2015.

• Lightning fast automatic detection and cropping of photos
• Filter to revive faded colors
• iCloud Sync & iCloud Drive Export
• Change your photos’ date, location and title
• Share directly to Facebook, Apple Photos and more
• Lossless editing
• Unlimited albums
• Beautiful design
• Super easy to use
• Many more features soon to come

Unfade is the quickest and most convenient way to create high quality scans of your analog photos and make them accessible digitally. It packs all the power of a desktop scanner into a beautiful and easy-to-use app.

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What’s New

Version 2.3.3

• Minor improvements and optimizations.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
613 Ratings

613 Ratings

Adventures of an IG addict ,

Works better than my office scanner

This $6.99 app works better than the hundred dollar scanner that I have in my house & is so much easier to use *sigh* LOL I just got married & both of our parents gave me boxes full of ALL of our childhood photos, but I was able to get them ALL scanned in a total of probably 6-8 hours over a couple of days. So in 1 work day, both of our childhoods were documented & saved... THATS CRAZY! Using my home office scanner it would’ve taken 4 times that long! The quality of the scans is amazing, & some photos even come out with better shading than the original! Well worth every penny!!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for sharing this great story! Glad to hear that you found such a good use for our app :)

All the best,

imaccrazy ,

Needed to scan some photos fast

This app is definitely fast, sometimes too fast, taking the picture before you are ready. That is why I only gave it 4 stars.
I like that it costs half as much as some of the subscription photo scanners.
I tried the free version first but you really can’t do anything except take 20 photos. No way to share or export so you might as well plunk down the $ for the Pro version.
I tried another photo scanner that automatically cropped and straightened but it would distort any printing on or near a photo. This one crops but doesn’t distort text. Seems to do everything I want it to.

Developer Response ,

Hi there!

Thanks a lo for your positive feedback. Great to hear that the app includes every function you need :)

Kind regards

juaranza ,

Pass on the Free version and

All versions of this app are Unfade, Unfade Lite, Unfade Pro, Unfade VIP. The same attributes are listed in the description so I didn’t know why each versions were priced differently for the same presumed features. I sent an email asking for the difference to developers but no answer. It was the holidays so I figured the developers were off. I went ahead and downloaded the free version today.

It’s only when I opened app that the developers’ introductory video shared the differences. Here’s the info so you know, too and determine what app is best for you.

Free = 20 scans
Lite = unlimited scans
Pro = unlimited scans plus the editing stuff
VIP = all the above and one more thing.

This looks like a great app. I’m going to uninstall the free version and think about which app to buy or another way to scan my ancestors’ pictures. Another plus for this app is that it does NOT require a subscription to use like the other apps I’ve researched in the AppStore.

In-App Purchases

Unfade Pro: Full Photo Scanner
Scan & fix photo memories with picture editor
Unfade VIP: Full Photo Scanner
Capture vintage prints to save, filter & edit
Unfade Lite: Unlimited Scans
Snap & save unlimited old photos and collages


doo GmbH
103.3 MB

Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Unfade Lite: Unlimited Scans $6.99
  2. Unfade Pro: Full Photo Scanner $14.99
  3. Unfade VIP: Full Photo Scanner $14.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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