How do you take a picture with your Chromebook? Your Chromebook comes with a webcam. You can use this webcam to take pictures. Chromebook has a built-in Camera app. This means you do not have to install any more software to take pictures.
To take a picture using on a Chromebook, go to the app launcher and open the Camera app. Click the red camera icon to take a picture. The photo will be saved in the Downloads folder in your Files app. I am a bit shy in front of the camera, so I took my Android Mini Snowman’s help to show you a demo:
Notice those additional set of options next to the red camera icon? Let me tell you what those are.
- Filters: The first icon, on the extreme left of the camera icon is Filters. It brings up the row of filters that you see below the camera icon. These filters will be applied to the live preview that you are looking at. You can choose a filter and then click the camera icon to take the picture with that filter. To remove filter, click Normal.
- Toggle mirroring: The icon to the left of the red camera icon is used to flip the image horizontally.
- Timer: The timer icon right to the red camera icon helps you set a timer. Set a delay of few seconds to take that perfect portrait!
- Mutli-shot: The next icon is called Toggle Multi-shot. Enable this to take multiple shots with one click.
You can view all your photos from the Files app. Double click a picture to open it. You can edit the picture from here. Look for a pencil icon. Click this icon to edit the image. You can rename the file, crop the image or even adjust brightness from this screen.
Further, you can download and install third-party image editing apps on your Chromebook to edit these pictures. If you have a Chromebook with Play Store access, possibilities are limitless!
Give this a try and drop us a comment if you have questions.