Edit Photos Right from Gmail Because It’s So Cool

On November 20, 2013 by PicMonkey

Google wants your photo mojo to blend so well with your email mojo, they made a button for it. That’s right, you can now edit your photos with PicMonkey, right from an image in a Gmail message. How awesome is that?

Edit Photos Right from Gmail

Here’s how the new feature works:

  • Pictures attached to Gmail messages will show up as thumbnails in the mail message. Click the thumbnail.
  • The image will enlarge, with an “Open with” button below it. Click the button.
  • If you’ve already installed the PicMonkey Chrome app, you’ll see it under “Connected apps.” Click it and zoom: you and your photo are teleported, Star Trek-like, to PicMonkey to begin your edit-ification.
  • If you see PicMonkey as a “Suggested app,” go ahead and click it and you’ll be instructed how to start the clickety-fast download to get this app operating within your Chrome browser.
  • If you don’t see PicMonkey in either slot, click “Connect more apps” and go get yourself some Monkey!

Google rolls out new features gradually, a few kajillion people at a time, so if it isn’t enabled for you now, it will be soon. To learn all the geeky bits behind the story, read here.

Why is PicMonkey beaming about this? One question we want a lot of different answers for is: How will I get my pictures into PicMonkey? Every day, we look for new ways because we want your creative time to be a no-brainer. So you get to do it more. And instead of going to bed thinking I didn’t do anything fun today, you smile and go Man, that was fun editing my photos today!

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