Free Graphics Editing on a Chromebook -- How?

May I please ask the Chromebook crowd here what's a good, simple, free solution for graphics editing on their Chromebooks?

For doing stuff like put text on top of an image, or change a logo.

As an example, imagine a png logo that's 400 x 160 pixels showing a company name on a uniformly colored background. Suppose I want to resize to 300 x 300. That might require adding additional uniformly colored background top and bottom to get to 400 x 400 and then reducing the size from 400 x 400 to 300 x 300.

Thanks! :)

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  • YmpkerYmpker OGContent Writer
    edited February 27

    Just use a SaaS tool in the browser like Crello/Vistaprint (https://crello.com) or Canva (https://canva.com) :) Glorify ( https://www.glorify.com/ ) is another cool tool :)
    They have decent free plans. At least that's what I do, when I want to edit images on Chromebook. Surely, there are some Android apps in the Playstore, too. I'd prefer working in the browser, though.

    There's also a free (Photoshop like) editing tool online for more advanced purposes: https://www.photopea.com/

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  • Anybody wanna start a business so we can share an Adobe account? Seems to be about $80/month.

    Haven't read Adobe's terms yet. Won't do it unless it's okay with them.

    @vyas @ympker

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  • Anybody use and like https://boxy-svg.com/ ?

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  • Here's a screenshot of boxy-svg's page seen through Chrome's High Contrast accessibility app with the Inverted Color setting. Somehow, I really like the look of the app with the tool icons around the outside. I haven't tried it yet. But maybe, if the app is designed so well from a UI/UX point-of-view, maybe it might work well too. . . .

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  • bruh21bruh21 Hosting Provider
    edited February 28

    Try gravit designer for vector graphics
    Pixlr is alright for simple raster graphics

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  • YmpkerYmpker OGContent Writer
    edited February 28

    @Not_Oles said:
    Anybody wanna start a business so we can share an Adobe account? Seems to be about $80/month.

    Haven't read Adobe's terms yet. Won't do it unless it's okay with them.

    @vyas @ympker

    I am very happy with Affinity Designer/Photo. You should give it a try :) It's a one-time purchase only with updates for lifetime.

    https://affinity.serif.com/

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  • @Not_Oles said: May I please ask the Chromebook crowd here what's a good, simple, free solution for graphics editing on their Chromebooks?

    No chance of installing GIMP on a Chromebook? :)

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  • YmpkerYmpker OGContent Writer
    edited February 28

    @angstrom said:

    @Not_Oles said: May I please ask the Chromebook crowd here what's a good, simple, free solution for graphics editing on their Chromebooks?

    No chance of installing GIMP on a Chromebook? :)

    If Gimp runs on Linux it should be easily do-able with the Linux Beta environment :)

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  • Would Krita be an option? They seem to have a beta/early access version on the Google Play Store.

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    @angstrom said:

    @Not_Oles said: May I please ask the Chromebook crowd here what's a good, simple, free solution for graphics editing on their Chromebooks?

    No chance of installing GIMP on a Chromebook? :)

    https://gimp-portable.com/gimp-for-chromebook-installation-guide/

    first result on Duckduckgo. Read at your own peril :-)

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  • @vyas said:

    @angstrom said:

    @Not_Oles said: May I please ask the Chromebook crowd here what's a good, simple, free solution for graphics editing on their Chromebooks?

    No chance of installing GIMP on a Chromebook? :)

    https://gimp-portable.com/gimp-for-chromebook-installation-guide/

    first result on Duckduckgo. Read at your own peril :-)

    My question ("No chance ...?") was partly rhetorical, though I imagined that GIMP would require the Linux subsystem to be activated. :)

    I also suspect that when @Not_Oles said "simple", he wasn't thinking of GIMP. (But "good" and "free" would apply.) :)

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    @angstrom said:

    @vyas said:

    @angstrom said:

    @Not_Oles said: May I please ask the Chromebook crowd here what's a good, simple, free solution for graphics editing on their Chromebooks?

    No chance of installing GIMP on a Chromebook? :)

    https://gimp-portable.com/gimp-for-chromebook-installation-guide/

    first result on Duckduckgo. Read at your own peril :-)

    My question ("No chance ...?") was partly rhetorical, though I imagined that GIMP would require the Linux subsystem to be activated. :)

    I also suspect that when @Not_Oles said "simple", he wasn't thinking of GIMP. (But "good" and "free" would apply.) :)

    The question is:
    " will GIMP run with two 128-MB swap partitions"

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  • @angstrom said:

    when @Not_Oles said "simple", he wasn't thinking of GIMP

    Hehehe! But I was thinking about GIMP! That's why I said "simple"! 😁

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  • @vyas said:

    @angstrom said:

    @Not_Oles said: May I please ask the Chromebook crowd here what's a good, simple, free solution for graphics editing on their Chromebooks?

    No chance of installing GIMP on a Chromebook? :)

    https://gimp-portable.com/gimp-for-chromebook-installation-guide/

    first result on Duckduckgo. Read at your own peril :-)

    Well, no need for a random tutorial - it is as simple as "apt install gimp". ;P
    Just tried on my "Lenovo IdeaPad Duet" and it works right out of the box.

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  • @Bochi said:

    @vyas said:

    @angstrom said:

    @Not_Oles said: May I please ask the Chromebook crowd here what's a good, simple, free solution for graphics editing on their Chromebooks?

    No chance of installing GIMP on a Chromebook? :)

    https://gimp-portable.com/gimp-for-chromebook-installation-guide/

    first result on Duckduckgo. Read at your own peril :-)

    Well, no need for a random tutorial - it is as simple as "apt install gimp". ;P
    Just tried on my "Lenovo IdeaPad Duet" and it works right out of the box.

    Go GIMP -- don't settle for anything less :)

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    @angstrom said:

    @Bochi said:

    @vyas said:

    @angstrom said:

    @Not_Oles said: May I please ask the Chromebook crowd here what's a good, simple, free solution for graphics editing on their Chromebooks?

    No chance of installing GIMP on a Chromebook? :)

    https://gimp-portable.com/gimp-for-chromebook-installation-guide/

    first result on Duckduckgo. Read at your own peril :-)

    Well, no need for a random tutorial - it is as simple as "apt install gimp". ;P
    Just tried on my "Lenovo IdeaPad Duet" and it works right out of the box.

    Go GIMP -- don't settle for anything less :)

    Hmm. I oughta at least try GIMP. Thanks @angstrom!

    Remember that guy, years ago, who changed the GIMP menus to mirror Adobe's? His project died, somebody took over his site after he let it go? More or less might have made all the Adobe tutorials work with GIMP?

    How come nobody suggested ImageMagick? 😂

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer
    edited March 1

    For those who learn better via “watch and learn”

    https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC2SJlhA8U6b8sU8Xxd0wtSA

    Happy Rabbit holing with “Himp” ( as my S American friends used to call)

    🐇

    ps: longer list of "Graphic design apps for linux" for those interested.
    ( PDF version of itsfoss.com article, no ads or other BS)

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  • edited March 1

    @Not_Oles said:

    @angstrom said:

    @Bochi said:

    @vyas said:

    @angstrom said:

    @Not_Oles said: May I please ask the Chromebook crowd here what's a good, simple, free solution for graphics editing on their Chromebooks?

    No chance of installing GIMP on a Chromebook? :)

    https://gimp-portable.com/gimp-for-chromebook-installation-guide/

    first result on Duckduckgo. Read at your own peril :-)

    Well, no need for a random tutorial - it is as simple as "apt install gimp". ;P
    Just tried on my "Lenovo IdeaPad Duet" and it works right out of the box.

    Go GIMP -- don't settle for anything less :)

    Hmm. I oughta at least try GIMP. Thanks @angstrom!

    Remember that guy, years ago, who changed the GIMP menus to mirror Adobe's? His project died, somebody took over his site after he let it go? More or less might have made all the Adobe tutorials work with GIMP?

    How come nobody suggested ImageMagick? 😂

    ImageMagick is an amazing command-line tool that can do all kinds of conversions, but I understood that you needed a GUI editing tool ("That might require adding additional uniformly colored background top and bottom to get to 400 x 400 [...]"). But on second thought, you may be able to do this with the ImageMagick command composite ( https://imagemagick.org/script/composite.php ), but this would depend on the details.

    (This said, it never hurts to have GIMP around. :) )

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