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 2.2.6

• Performance improvements and minor bug fixes.
• We love to hear from our users! If you have any questions or feedback regarding Unfade please contact us directly in the app (Settings, scroll down and tap on Support) or via We will get back to you as fast as possible. If you are happy with Unfade you can show this by leaving a glowing review in the App Store.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
310 Ratings

310 Ratings

Montannnie ,

Wow! Easy!

I scanned about 30 b/w pictures within a minute of downloading this app! Then I went back and did the fine cropping on all of them in about two minutes. Soooo easy to use. Exactly what I hoped for! I downloaded the free version to try it. Going back to purchase the pro version now. Love it! All my family pics will be digitized in short order. Thank you for making this app!!

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
82 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).


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

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 doo GmbH
In-App Purchases
  1. Unfade Pro: Full Photo Scanner $6.99
  2. Unfade VIP: Full Photo Scanner $14.99
  3. Unfade Lite: Unlimited Scans $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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