If you have a Chromebook and want to take a quick photo, you can do so using the built-in camera app. While the webcam quality on Chromebooks may not be the best, it is still a handy feature to have when you need it.
To access the camera app, click on the circle in the bottom left-hand corner of your Chromebook and then click on the up arrow to expand the app launcher. You should see the camera app among your other apps. Click on it to open it.
Once the camera app is open, you can take a photo with the webcam on your Chromebook. Just click on the shutter button to take a regular photo. If you want a square photo, click on the square button. You can also mirror the photo by clicking on the button with two arrows.
If you want to line up your photo, you can enable the grid feature. There is also a timer feature that gives you three seconds to position the shot before taking the photo. Once you have taken your photo, you can find it in the camera folder in the files app on your Chromebook.
Overall, the camera app on a Chromebook is fairly simple and straightforward. While it may not produce the best quality photos, it is a handy feature to have when you need it. If you want to crop your photo or take a screenshot instead, there are separate tutorials available for those tasks.