Edit your photos & videos, & make movies with the Google Photos Android app on Chrome OS

You can use the Google Photos Android app on your Chromebook to edit your photos and videos, and make movies. 

Important: These features are only available in the Google Photos app on your Chromebook. If your Chromebook doesn't have the Google Photos app, you can download it.

Edit & enhance a photo or video

Important: Some features are only available to Google One members.

  1. On your Chromebook, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Select the photo or video that you want to edit.
  3. Select Edit .
  4. On the right, choose an editing tool to use on your photo or video. Some of the features may include:
    • Suggestions : Offers suggestions for enhanced editing tools like Portrait and Color Pop.
    • Tools : Choose from other editing tools like Portrait blur and Sky.
    • Adjust : Manually apply more detailed edits like Brightness, Contrast, and Shadows.
    • Filters Filter: Apply preset filters to liven up your photos or videos.
    • Markup : Manually add freehand writing or text to your photos.
  5. Once done, on the top right corner, click Save. It will save the latest version with new edits, overwriting the original file.

Create a movie

Important: This feature is only available on the Android app on your Chromebook.

  1. On your Chromebook, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. On the left, select Creations .
  3. Select Create new Add and then Movie .
    • For a suggested movie, select an optional preset theme.
    • Or click New movie and select the photos and videos you would like to include.

Tip: To create movies, you can also open the Launcher and search for “movie.”

Add photos or videos to your movie

At the bottom of your screen, you’ll find the storyboard of your movie. In the storyboard, you can add photos or video clips, and drag and drop to rearrange them.

  1. On the right, select Add Add.
  2. Choose a new photo or video .

Edit photos & video in your movie

  1. Tap on a clip to select the photo or video.
  2. Select the tool you want to use in the Editing panel. Changes apply as you go.
  3. To close the editing panel, press .

Add music to your movie

  1. On the right, select Add Add.
  2. At the top, select Add soundtrack.
  3. Choose My music or Theme music.
    • To add music from your personal library, choose My music.
    • To add music available in the app’s Soundtrack library, choose Theme music.
  4. Choose the music that you want to add.
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