Google isn’t happy with the work done on the Screenshot Editor in Chrome (desktop). It has been in development for several months. The company has deleted it from Chrome citing “isn’t polished enough to ship” and requires “a “big rework”. The feature is experimental. The associated flag and the Edit button screenshot capture dialog will disappear soon
Chrome’s Screenshot Editor
Chrome on the desktop has Screenshots feature available. Users need to flip the relative flag for the same.
The firm has started working on making it easier for users to edit screenshots taken in Chrome with the built-in tool.
The company extensively made all available tools to edit an image with a toolbar with tools such as rectangle, selection, Ellipse, Arrow, Text, emoji, and crop. The toolbar also has undo and redo buttons.
You’ll get “clear canvas”, “Copy to clipboard” and “Download image” options at the bottom.
To Edit Screenshots in Chrome, you need to enable the following flags
- Desktop Screenshots
- desktop screenshots edit mode
Chrome removes Screenshot Editor
“We decided after a great deal of UX feedback, that this component isn’t polished enough to ship and we don’t quite see a path getting it there without a big rework. This change deletes the feature, the logic to install the component, and the writing for it in the screenshot bubble.”
The change will soon appear in Chrome canary (already live in Chromium) where the desktop screenshot edit mode fag and edit option in the screenshot dialog will no longer appear to work on.
Now, when you take a screenshot by using choosing an area in the Chrome window, the screenshot popup will no longer feature the Edit button.
The Image Editor is not heavily loaded with editing tools instead Chrome aims to provide basic editing functionality to images users captured using the screenshot option in the share menu.
Edge has a screenshot feature in name of Web Capture, but it does have a Markup tool that you can use to save and share, other than that Screenshot editor in Chrome isn’t a big deal.
What does this mean for the end users?
Well, the screenshots feature itself is not available to the general public (it is still behind the flag) and the ability to edit screenshots created in Chrome won’t be there in the future unless Google rethinks about it.
You can still use the screenshots editing tool available online or desktop
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Summary: You won’t be able to Edit screenshots in Chrome on Windows, Mac, Linux, and ChromeOS as the Chrome team has removed the Image Editor component.