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How to take a picture or video on your Chromebook and find the file later

To take a picture on a Chromebook, you ll want to open the Camera app via the primary app menu. You can take both photos and videos using your Chromebook s webcam, which are saved to your Chromebook s Files. Here s how to take pictures and videos on a Chromebook, and how to access your shots afterwards. Visit Business Insider s homepage for more stories. If you re new to your Chromebook, finding and using the various pre-installed apps and tools can seem daunting. But when it comes to taking a photo, you should find it easy, once you know how to access the camera. Here s what you need to know to access and use your built-in webcam to take pictures or videos, on your Chromebook. Check out the products mentioned in this article: HP Chromebook (From $299.99 at Best Buy) How to take a picture on a Chromebook 1. Click the circle in the bottom-left corner of the screen, then select the up-carrot. 2. Click the camera icon to open the the Camera app. 3. To take a photo, tap the capture button, which looks like a grey and white circle surrounded by a blue line. You can adjust the photo settings to suit your preferences from within the camera tool. For example, you can take a photo or video, or change the photo to a square format, as well as opt to show the grid lines, mirror the image, and set up a photo timer. More options are also available within the settings menu, located in the top-left corner (the gear icon). And if you have another camera plugged in to your Chromebook, you ll also see the option to switch between the available cameras. How to view the pictures you ve taken on your Chromebook To view the photos you ve taken, click the photo preview circle in the bottom-right corner of the camera window. If you ve already closed out of the Camera app, you can access your photos and videos via your Files folder. To get there: 1. Click the circle in the bottom-left corner of the screen, and then click the up-carrot. 2. Next, click Files. 3. Once the Files browser opens, select either the Photos or Videos section from the left sidebar. Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech: How to screen record on your Chromebook using a Chrome extension How to restart a Chromebook to fix issues with your laptop How to factory reset your Chromebook computer, if you re selling it or a restart didn t solve your problem How to copy and paste on a Chromebook in 4 different ways SEE ALSO: The best speakers with Google Chromecast built-in you can buy Join the conversation about this story NOW WATCH: Inside the US government s top-secret bioweapons lab

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