Pic Scanner Gold: Scan photos 4+

HD resolution. Pro features‪.‬

App Initio Limited

    • $7.99



Scan, enhance old photos. Turn family photos into albums, greeting cards, calendars and slideshows. Unlimited use with one-time price : No subscriptions/in-app purchases!

Get high-quality photo scans and MUCH more with this magical app. First launched in 2013 as Pic Scanner, this was world's first multiple-photo scanner app. Over the years, we've added tons of refinements and features. Unlimited scanning and use of ALL features for a one-time price. No subscriptions or in-app purchases.

- Scan multiple photos at a time
- Fully automatic cropping
- Automatic enhancement
- Edit and tweak old photos
- Add Captions (who, when, where details) *****
- Edit metadata (date, description, location) *****
- Make albums and slideshows
- Greeting cards and calendars *****
- Export to any device or cloud service
- Fast, personalized help desk

You'll LOVE this painstakingly-crafted app, or your money back.


- Featured by Cult of Mac, BBC, National Geographic Traveler, Internet Genealogy, iPad Insight, The Guardian and more.


***** Best picture scanner!
***** Love the scan quality
***** Great customer service


- Digitally label photos: date, place, other details
- Imprint captions below photos!!
- Save family stories for future generations
- Captions auto-update metadata #

# Important feature: Creation date and location (metadata) in scanned photos is always wrong: It shows when and where you scanned them, not when and where they were actually taken. Our app lets you easily correct these, so that the photos appear in the correct chronological order and show the right location when viewed with any photo program.

- Easy-to-use 19-tool image editor
- Improve faded photos
- Import pictures from Photos app

- Sync photos between iPhone, iPad and Mac
- Post to social networks and messaging services
- Archive in iCloud or ANY free cloud service
- Save to Photos app, computer or thumb drive

- Beautiful, quick-create picture albums
- Instant slideshows. 200+ greeting cards
- Auto-create 'Favorites' album
- Shareable albums with captions and music!

- No monthly or annual subscriptions
- No "extra" in-app purchases
- No ads, watermark or personal data tracking
- No limit on exporting photos
- Photos stay on your iPhone/iPad, NOT our server

Easy-to-use. Does what it says. If you need help, customer service is fast and all-human: No canned replies!


Faster than using Camera app + manual trimming. Cheaper than scanning services. Total privacy and control.

Paper prints fade. Digitizing gives vintage pics a new life, saving your Kodak moments forever.

Parents or grandparents' albums? Scan, so the whole family can get copies. Great for TBT posts, photo books and scrapbooks.

Do genealogy or family history? Use Pic Scanner to preserve your heritage and add notes to pix and family trees.

No need to remove photos from albums: Scan entire pages. Fading, crumbly pics in a shoe box at old aunt’s? Go on: No WIFI needed.

Take a nostalgia-filled trip down memory lane: Rediscover your analog past and get it into the digital present!

NOT FOR SCANNING FILM, Kodachrome slides, or converting negatives to positive images.

What’s New

Version 5.61

Lots of new greeting card designs: Mother's Day, Any Time, Festivals, Feelings and more!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 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.

dagold63 ,

Photo scanning made easy and great quality

As with many is that started taking photos before the digital age, I’ve been looking for the right method to digitize my old photos for archive purposes and to enjoy them with digital collection. I considered photo scanning services (worried about privacy, quality and the prospect of loss), using a flatbed scanner (much slower, not significantly better, and needs special, more expensive software). This led me to using my iPhone (11). Simply taking photos of photos was cumbersome and not high quality. I then started reviewing AppStore apps. After trying a few, I happened across Pic Scanner Gold. It provides high quality results (improving low quality old photos significantly), doesn’t require long-term commitment (ie subscription), and a host of additional tools that are useful to work with my photos. Also, the help guides are extremely useful and practical to get the best results possible. As with any app, I have a few suggestions for improvement (eg HEIC format support) but the pros far, far exceed the cons. Additionally, technical support is both helpful and very responsive. In short, app is highly recommended if you need a quality and practical solution to migrate your photos.

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.

App Privacy

The developer, App Initio Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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