Find out how to take a picture on a Chromebook following this guide. Your Chromebook comes equipped with a built-in camera that you can use to take photos to post. This way you can share your favorite moments with your friends and family.
How to take a picture on a Chromebook?
Google recently released the Chrome OS 76 stable version, which comes with a bunch of new features like virtual desktops and a redesigned version of the camera app. Google moved the position of the shutter button and added a new camera mode and a landscape mode.
For this tutorial, we’ll use the standard Chromebook camera app, although you can use any Play Store camera app you prefer.
First, open the Camera app on your Chromebook. You’ll find it in the Launcher menu. Tap the “Search” button on the keyboard and search for “Camera. ” Alternatively, click the “All apps” button and look for the camera icon.
Once the app opens, click on the shutter button, located on the right side, to take a picture.
By default, the picture is taken in landscape orientation. However, if you click “Square” before the shutter button, your pictures will have a square shape with the same vertical and horizontal dimensions.
As soon as you press the shutter button, a thumbnail of the most recent image will appear in the lower right corner. You can press the shutter button to capture even more photos.
There are three additional icons along the left side:
- Mirror photo: Flip the camera perspective from left to right.
- Use grids: Add a grid.
- Timer: Take pictures with a delayed timer.
You can customize the camera grid size or timer duration by clicking on the gear icon. This will take you to the Settings menu.
Click on “Grid Type” or “Timer Duration” to change it to your preference.
How to find a picture on a Chromebook?
Once you have finished taking images, you must find the photos on your Chromebook to view, edit and share them with your friends and family. This can be done directly from the Camera app or from the Files app. Here’s how to do it.
As we mentioned above, as soon as you take a photo, a thumbnail of the most recent image will appear in the lower right corner below the shutter icon. Click on the thumbnail to view the photo in the Gallery app.
After the Gallery application opens, you will see all your photos at the bottom of the window. Click on one to display it in the viewing 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 delete the file.
This way you’ve learned how to take a picture on a Chromebook, why don’t you try it out now?