Google is working on improving the screenshot editor integrated into its Chrome browser. The latest Canary channel update brings a new option to enable new tools in the screenshot editor.
Already in February, Google launched the ability to edit screenshots directly in the browser as an experimental feature. The editor isn’t quite there yet — it often crashes, the editing toolbar disappears, and Chrome clears screenshots when the page reloads.
The Chrome team is still working on optimization. There are now a series of improvements for the screenshot editor as highlighted by Reddit. As the novelties are in a to build Chrome’s Canary, it’s not yet known when the update will roll out for end users. It is now interesting to know when it will enter the beta phase.
The new editor allows add different shapes like circles, squares, arrows and lines with just a few clicks. You can adjust the sizes and try new tools to adjust the thickness and for the brushes.
Also, for the added text, there are options to customize the color, font, and font size.
Available in Canary version
The latest version of Chrome Canary is available on the official preview site. Once the new version is installed, you must activate the ” Desktop Screenshots ” and “Desktop screenshot editing mode» by theflags(
chrome://flags) to try new features. To take a screenshot of a webpage, select the “Share” button on the far right of the address bar, then select “Screenshot” and choose “Edit” when previewing. the screenshot is displayed.
Microsoft Edge also has a screenshot editor (called “Web Capture”), which however only offers simple drawing functions for freehand drawings. As soon as Google makes progress with its publisher, it is quite possible that Microsoft Edge will also adopt these novelties.