Your Chromebook comes with a built-in camera that lets you take pictures and share them with your social media accounts or share with friends and family. To take a photo on a Chromebook:
How to Take a Photo
Google recently introduced Chrome OS 76 stable, which included a number of new features such as Virtual Desks and a redesign of the Camera app. Google has moved the trigger and camera mode, added a landscape mode, and made some much needed shutter speed improvements.
This tutorial uses the standard Chromebook Camera app. However, you can use any camera app from your preferred Play Store.
First, open the Camera app on your Chromebook. You will find it in the start menu. On the keyboard, tap the Search button and look for Camera. Alternatively, click the "All apps" button and locate the camera icon.
button After opening the app, click the shutter button on the right to take a picture.
By default, the photo is taken in landscape orientation. However, if you click "square" in front of the trigger, your photos are square and have the same dimensions for portrait and landscape.
When you press the Shutter button, the lower right corner displays a thumbnail of the most recent image. You can press the shutter button to take more photos.
Three additional icons on the left side of the window provide additional support for capturing photos on your Chromebook. Click one of the following options to do the following:
- Mirror Photo: Rotate the camera's perspective from left to right.
- Use gridlines: Add a grid to straighten the image before snapping it.
- Timer: Take photos with a delayed timer.
Note: If you have more than one camera on your Chromebook, or have another connected via USB, a fourth icon appears to toggle between the active cameras.
You can adjust the size of your camera grid or the timer length by clicking the gear icon. This takes you to the Settings menu.
Click either "Grid Type" or "Timer Duration" to change your preference. You can choose between 3 × 3, 4 × 4 and the Golden Ratio as well as 3- or 10-second delays.
How to Find Photos
After you finish shooting, you'll need to search the photos on your Chromebook to view, edit, and share them with your friends and family. This can be done directly in the camera app or in the file app. That's how it's done.
Note: Your photos are automatically saved to the Files app when your Chromebook is running Chrome OS version 69 or higher.
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Using the Camera App
As mentioned above, a thumbnail of the most recent image is displayed in the lower-right corner below the trigger icon when you take a photo , Click on the thumbnail to view the photo in the Gallery app.
When you open the Gallery app, all of your photos appear at the bottom of the window. Click on one to display it in the display area.
If you no longer want a photo, select it and then click the trash can icon at the top of the window.
Click "Delete" to remove the file.
Using the File App
First, open the File app on your Chromebook. You can find it in the launcher by tapping the "Search" button on the keyboard and searching for "files". Alternatively, you can click the "All Apps" button and search for the icon.
button The default location for saved photos can be found at My Files> Downloads on the left side of the App Files.