What’s New

Version 2.80

1) Even more free greeting cards
2) Improved readability of button labels
3) Removed Google+
4) Minor bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

pmkxx ,

Great Photo Scanner

First and foremost the customer support provided for this app is outstanding. I was tackling a big project, and got great tips and guidance through the process. If you are looking to scan old photos quickly and easily with excellent editing options, this is the app for you. It is not, however, the best for putting together slideshows or albums. The limitation of 24 photos maximum is more of a nod to that need, and does not accommodate more than a small project. I chose to scan all the photos I needed, and then exported them to iPhoto to create a slideshow there. There are, of course, other apps you can use for that purpose as well. Also, given the memory limitations of the app, I could only scan about 100 photos before needing to delete photos to be able to scan more. Over all, mission accomplished, and PicScanner was a key element to successful completion.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the detailed feedback. Puzzled about the 'memory limitations' bit. The app has no such limit, and you can scan/save thousands of photos (The only limitation is the free space available on your iPhone or iPad). Please email us so we can help resolve this.

merrittk ,

The best photo scanning app by far!

Like other reviewers I’ve tried just about every photo scanning app there is. This is hands down the best one out there! I’ve scanned hundreds of my personal family photos (ones dating back 100+ years ago) and have done some for my genealogical clients. Once I got used to working with the app, they’ve all turned out beautifully. I used to work in the collections management department of several museums and the scans I’ve gotten with this app are just about as good as the scans I’ve had using professional scanners.

A lot of the other apps screwed with the color of the photo and the images would turn out warped. It was also hard to get a clear scan. With this one all you’ve got to do is scan it on a flat white surface from above. A word of advice, make sure you hold it still even after you’ve hit the button. Also make sure you’ve got your elbows planted firmly so you don’t shake your hands.

If you have a lot of old (or not so old!) family photos you want to keep digitally keep forever, please skip the rest of the apps and download this one now! 😀

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your very generous, detailed review. Given your professional experience, if you have any suggestions for us to improve this app, we'd love if you email us. We'd also like to send you our 'tip sheets' for scanning, auto-cropping etc.

Barry Blade ,

Best Photo Scanner App

I’ve tried around 10 different photo scanning apps, and I must say Pic Scanner Gold is the best. I’ve bought a ton of apps, I wouldn’t use (even if free), but at $1.99 this is a great value and a steal, especially compared to what you would pay if you used a professional photo scanning service (you may get one or two photos scanned for that price). If you have a problem keeping your iPhone or iPad steady, use a selfie stick, small tripod, or as recommended by company, use a locker shelf.

Its customer service/tech. support department is one of the best I’ve used. I asked for a copy of its user guide at toward the end of the business day (if you have any other questions be sure to mention your phone and model), expecting to hear back in the next day or so. Much to my surprise in a little over three hours at 6:41pm, I received a response with all my requests answered. And I also received a follow up 24 hours later.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the great feedback. We try to answer queries within 2-3 hours (Sometimes, due to time zone differences, it can be longer). BTW, Pic Scanner Gold costs $4.99 (Our classic app, Pic Scanner, is $1.99)


App Initio Limited
173.2 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 App Initio Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. Export captions with pictures $1.99
  2. Greeting Card Premium Pack $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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