The Gallery app will soon include a convenient feature to edit photos and movies in Google Photos as part of a future upgrade to ChromeOS.

Currently, the default Gallery app on ChromeOS comes with a few picture altering capabilities. You can crop, rotate, resize, add filters, and annotate images with just one click, but more intricate modifications require a dedicated editor.

In the guise of Google Photos integration, it appears that Google is preparing to make a better editor more easily accessible on Chromebooks. A pair of upcoming flags that can be accessed through chrome:/flags claims that the Gallery app (internally known as Media App) will make use of Google Photos to provide more editing options than it now does.

Integration of Photos Media App (Image)
Activate the setting for finding additional editing options for photos in Gallery.
Integration of Photos Media App (Video)
Activate the discovering video editing tools in Photos setting in Gallery.

As of right now, it appears that the new editor option that will open the current photo or video in the Google Photos app’s fully featured Android version is the current plan. From there, you can use the standard set of Google Photos editing tools, including sophisticated adjustments like skin tone, vignette, skin point, and more.

Of course, you can already do all of this on ChromeOS, but you’ll need to manually launch Google Photos and locate the file you want to modify. First and foremost, this is a change for your convenience.

The Gallery app has had only a little modification overall, but it’s fantastic to see ChromeOS and Google Photos remain integrated. This is a nice compromise because it keeps Gallery as a quick and straightforward tool while giving Google Photos the responsibility for more involved tasks. We demonstrated how ChromeOS would soon be able to utilize a photo from your Google Photos library as a background earlier this year.

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