Take a photo with your Chromebook

take-picture-on-a-chromebookAlmost all of the new Chromebooks have a webcam that will allow you to take pictures. Some are quite good, but some may need an external webcam on their Chromebook if they are using their Chromebook often for video conferencing. For most casual users, the webcam on the Chrombook will do just fine for taking a simple picture. Below are some tips and tricks on how to best take pictures using the Chromebook camera that most Chromebooks have.



How to take a photo with a Chromebook?

To take a photo with your Chromebook’s built-in camera, use the following instructions:

  1. If you haven’t yet, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Click the Launcher
    and thenAll Apps.
  3. Click Camera Camera
  4. To take a photo, click the red camera Take a picture

You can also do some other things with the Chromebook’s camera:

  1. Take photos with a five-second timer: Click Timer Toggle timer
  2. Take three photos in a row: Click Multi-shot Toggle multishot
  3. Switch between cameras: If your Chromebook has two built-in cameras, you can switch between them by clicking Switch camera Switch camera
  4. Add filters and effects: Choose one from the bottom of the screen. To show the filters, click Filters Toggle filters
  5. Flip image from left to right: Click Mirroring Toggle mirroring


See and save your photos on Chromebook

  • See all photos you’ve taken: Open the camera app, then click Gallery Go to gallery
  • See your photo larger: Open the Gallery, then double-click a photo.
  • Save photo: Click Save Save photo to disk, select a folder, then click Open. The photo will save to the folder you chose.


How do you save an image on a Chromebook?

Here is how to save web images to local storage on a Chromebook.
  1. Open Chrome from the desktop.
  2. Find an image that you want to save. …
  3. Right click on the image and select “Save image as…” …
  4. Change the image name, if you want to.
  5. Click the Save button.
  6. View your image by clicking on it in the downloads bar.

How do I download pictures from my Iphone to my Chromebook?

Google has added a Google+ photo syncing feature to Chrome which now allows you to sync your iPhone to your Chromebook. Just tap the icon of dots on the bottom left hand of your screen and navigate to Google+ Photos.


How do I view photos on Chromebook?

Open a photo with the image editor
  1. Sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Click the Launcher .
  3. Click Files .
  4. Find the photo you want to open. It might be saved in “My Drive” or “Downloads.”
  5. Double-click the photo.
  • See all photos and videos you’ve taken: In the bottom right corner of the Camera select the thumbnail of your most recent photo or video. To see the photo or video larger, double-click it.

How do I download pictures from my Android phone to my Chromebook?

Connect your Android smartphone or tablet to your Chromebook via USB and unlock the screen. The Chrome file manager should automatically open (as will Google+ Photos if installed on your Chrome device) from where you can browse, open and copy files across.


How do you crop a picture on a chrome book?

You can allow Chrome OS to autofix the image or crop it. You can also change the brightness and contrast, or change the orientation of the image. That’s all there is to the Chrome OS photo editor.


  1. My ASUS Chromebook only has one camera, pointing at me. How do I take a picture looking at the scene I am looking at if I look around? Also there is no “red camera” icon to take a picture at the bottom of my screen or photo view. How do I take a picture without it?


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