How to install FotoToon on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing FotoToon on your Chromebook. FotoToon is a fun and creative application that allows you to make comic-style stories using your own photos or drawings. It's a great tool for both educational purposes and personal entertainment.


Before we begin, ensure that your Chromebook supports Linux apps (Crostini). If you're unsure, you can check our list of Chromebooks with Linux Apps support.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Follow these steps carefully to install FotoToon on your Chromebook:

1. Enable Linux Apps

First, we need to enable Linux apps on your Chromebook:

  1. Go to your Chromebook's Settings
  2. Click on the "Advanced" section in the left panel
  3. Click on the "Developers" section
  4. Turn on the "Linux development environment" option

2. Open the Terminal

Once Linux is enabled, open the Terminal app from your Chromebook's app launcher.

3. Run Installation Commands

Copy and paste the following commands into the Terminal, pressing Enter after each one:

1) sudo apt update
2) sudo apt install flatpak
3) sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
4) sudo flatpak install flathub org.sugarlabs.FotoToon
5) sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/bwrap && sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/bwrap

Let's break down what these commands do:

  • The first command updates your package lists.
  • The second installs Flatpak, a utility for software deployment and package management.
  • The third adds the Flathub repository, which hosts many Flatpak apps.
  • The fourth installs FotoToon from Flathub.
  • The fifth command sets the correct permissions for the Flatpak system to work properly.

Using FotoToon

After installation, you can launch FotoToon from your app drawer. It offers a simple interface where you can create comic panels, add speech bubbles, and import images. Experiment with different layouts and storytelling techniques to create engaging visual narratives.


If you encounter any issues during installation, try the following:

  • Ensure your Chromebook is up to date
  • Restart your Chromebook and try the installation process again
  • Check that you have sufficient storage space for the application

Additional Resources

For more information about FotoToon and its features, visit the official FotoToon documentation.

If you're interested in exploring more Linux apps for your Chromebook, check out the Flathub repository.

We hope this guide helps you successfully install and enjoy FotoToon on your Chromebook. Happy creating!

For more Chromebook tips and tricks, don't forget to check out our Chromebook comparison and Buyers Guide.