View, manage, and edit photos

You can open and make basic edits to photos you've saved on your Pixelbook.

When you use the Google Photos app, your photos are safely backed up and accessible anywhere, on any device. You can edit your photos, share them with others, and quickly search your entire photo library.

See your photos and videos

View photos in the image editor

  1. Sign in to your device.
  2. In laptop mode: Select the Launcher Launch icon and then Up Arrow Up arrow and then Files Files
    In tablet mode: Go to your Home screen. To get there, tap the Launcher Launch icon in the bottom corner of the screen. Then select Files Files
  3. Select Downloads.
  4. Find the photo you want. Double-click or tap the photo to open.

From the image editor, you can:

  • See your photos as large thumbnails: Select Thumbnail view Thumbnail view
  • Scroll through your photos one at a time: Click or tap on the right or left side of the photo (you'll see arrows appear) to scroll forward or back.
  • See your photos in a slideshow: Select Slideshow Slideshow
  • Print a photo: Open the photo and select Print Print
  • Delete a photo: Open the photo and select Delete Delete

Note: Any file in the "Downloads" folder could get deleted if your device runs out of space, so make sure to save the photos or videos you want to keep in a permanent folder. To learn how to keep your downloaded files from being deleted, see Related articles.

View photos in the Camera app

  1. Sign in to your device.
  2. In laptop mode: Select the Launcher Launch icon and then Up Arrow Up arrow and then Camera Camera
    In tablet mode: Go to your Home screen. To get there, tap the Launcher Launch icon in the bottom corner of the screen. Then select Camera Camera
  3. In the bottom corner of the Camera app screen, select Gallery Gallery

View photos in Google Photos

If you use the Google Photos app, your photos and videos will also be available in the Google Photos app under "Device folders."

  1. Sign in to your device.
  2. In laptop mode: Select the Launcher Launch icon and then Up Arrow Up arrow and then Google Photos
    In tablet mode: Go to your Home screen. To get there, tap the Launcher Launch icon in the bottom corner of the screen. Then tap Google Photos
  3. Select Menu Menu and then Device Folders and then Download.
  4. Find the photo you want and select to open.

Learn how to search for people, things and places in Google Photos.

Edit your photos

You can make basic edits to your photos in the image editor on your device or in the Google Photos app.

Edit photos with the image editor

  1. Sign in to your device.
  2. In laptop mode: Select the Launcher Launch icon and then Up Arrow Up arrow and then Files Files
    In tablet mode: Go to your Home screen. To get there, tap the Launcher Launch icon in the bottom corner of the screen. Then select Files Files
  3. Select Downloads.
  4. Find the photo you want. Double-click or tap the photo to open.
  5. Select Edit Edit

Here are the edits you can make in image editor:

  • Rename a photo: In the upper left corner, select the filename. Save the new name by pressing Enter on your keyboard or tapping anywhere outside the name field.
  • Automatically adjust brightness and contrast: Select Auto-fix Auto-fix
  • Adjust brightness and contrast yourself: Select Brightness Brightness
  • Crop your photo to a different size: Select Crop Crop
  • Resize your photo: Select Resize Resize
  • Rotate your photo: Select either Rotate left Rotate left or Rotate right Rotate right
  • Undo or redo changes you've made to your photo: Select Undo Undo or Redo Redo

Edit photos with Google Photos

With the Google Photos app, you can add filters, crop photos, and more.

You can go to Google Photos directly or when viewing a photo in the Camera app on your device:

  1. In laptop mode: Select the Launcher Launch icon and then Up Arrow Up arrow and then Camera Camera
    In tablet mode: Go to your Home screen. To get there, tap the Launcher Launch icon in the bottom corner of the screen. Then select Camera Camera
  2. In the bottom corner of the Camera app screen, select Gallery Gallery
  3. Find and select the photo you want to edit.
  4. At the bottom of the photo, select Edit Edit. (If you haven't already, you'll be asked to install the Google Photos app here). This will take you to Google Photos where you can edit the photo.

To do more advanced photo editing, you can use an app like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, VSCO, or Pixlr.

Share photos and videos with Google Photos

Learn how to share photos, videos, albums, and movies with anyone, even if they don't use the Google Photos app.

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