How to install Photopea on a Chromebook - a Photoshop alternative

Today we are looking at how to install Photopea, a Photoshop alternative, on a Chromebook.  Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

If you have any questions, please contact us via a YouTube comment and we would be happy to assist you!

This tutorial will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU (with Linux Apps Support) and not those with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

You can also use the same version in a Browser,  this is just an electron app of this web site, but it feels much more native.

Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 90,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

Commands Used:
1) wget
2) sudo apt update
3) sudo apt install libnss3
4) chmod 755 Photopea_1.2.1_x86_64.AppImage
5) ./Photopea_1.2.1_x86_64.AppImage
6) sudo apt install menulibre
7) menulibre

Official site:

Thanks to SpaZ_NB for the great tip.

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  6. I got this error. How do I correct it? I ran "arch" and got a***64 (I don't remember exactly but I think the Chromebook was up to spec). -bash: ./Photopea_1.2.1_x86_64.AppImage: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

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