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How to Install Original Photopea on Windows and Android

How to Install Original Photopea on Windows and Android

In the Photopea review, we found out that it is a web-based app, and most Chromium-based browsers, including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Brave, allow you to install it as a progressive web app (PWA). PWA apps are installed in your browser, but you can use them just like a native desktop app.

This article guides to you install Photopea on Windows and Android.

Google Chrome

Windows

There are a couple of ways of installing Photopea on Chrome. To install Photopea on Google Chrome:

  1. Go to the Photopea website
  2. Click on Install in the Adress bar
  3. Click on Install in the pop-up

The second method is going to the settings menu next to the profile icon on the top-right. You will see “Install Photopea…” after the find option. Click on that button to install it on your Windows PC.

Android

To install Photopea on Chrome on Android:

  1. Go to the website.
  2. Tap on three dots on the top-right next to the tabs icon.
  3. Click on “Install app”, which is right after the translate option.
  4. Hit install on the confirmation pop-up.
  5. A notification will be visible saying “Added Photopea”.

You can then search for the app in apps and use it on your Android device.

Related: Photopea vs. Photoshop

Microsoft Edge

Windows

The process of installing Photopea is similar to Chrome. When you go to the site, you will see a small install icon next to the bookmark star icon. Clicking on that icon displays an install message. Click on the install button to install the app.

The second method is somewhat similar, but instead of looking for an install option in the settings menu, we go to Apps and click on the “Install Photopea” option. The Apps option is displayed after the Downloads option.

Android

Unlike Chrome, Microsoft Edge does not properly install the app. Even if you install the app, it just adds an icon on the home screen.

To install Photopea, open the website in a new tab. Tap on the menu button located in the bottom center. In the third row, you will find the “Add to phone” option. Tap on that option and hit the install button to install the app.

You can then add an icon to the home screen on the next window. The icon will have a small Edge icon in the bottom-right to help you identify the app.

Related: 7 Best Android Apps to Add Text to Photos

Brave Browser

Windows

Similar to Chrome and Edge, you have two ways to install the app. When you go to the website, a new icon is visible next to the tiny Brave Shield icon. When you hover onto that, it will say “Install Photopea” Click on the icon and then hit that Install button. The website will open as an app.

The other option is going to the menu and clicking on “Install Photopea…” next to the find option.

Android

Installing Photopea on Brave Android

Brave also has the issue of just adding an icon to the home screen. Follow the below steps to install the app.

  1. Open the website.
  2. Tap on the three little vertical dots in the bottom right.
  3. Tap on the Install app.
  4. You will be asked to confirm to install the app. Touch on Install.

You will then be asked to add the icon to the home screen. The icon will have a small Brave icon.

Also consider reading: Photoshop vs. Photoshop Elements 2022

Mozilla Firefox

Windows

Firefox has stopped supporting PWA app installs. So, there is no way to install Photopea on Firefox on Windows PC.

Android

Firefox, too, adds an icon on the home screen. It does not correctly install the app on your Android phone. To install the app:

  1. Go to the website.
  2. Tap on the settings menu button located on the bottom right. A tiny dot will be visible next to the menu.
  3. In the options menu, you will see “Install” below the “Desktop site” option. Tap on that button.
  4. Tap on “Add automatically” in the following pop-up window.

The phone will go to the home screen with the app icon. The icon will also have a small Firefox icon to the bottom-right.

Uninstalling Photopea PWA

Windows

On Chrome and Brave desktop, open the app and go to the settings on the top-right. You will find an uninstall option. Click on that button to uninstall Photopea.

On Microsoft Edge, go to the right menu and click on Apps. Then go to the manage apps option. You will see all the installed apps. Click on the Remove button on the right to remove the apps.

Android

If you have Google Chrome, simply go to the apps menu and find Photopea. Tap on hold onto the app icon. An option called App Info will appear. Tap on the option. The uninstall button will be on the screen.

If you have Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Brave, do not go to the Photopea app settings and uninstall because it will uninstall the browser. Instead, just drag the icon and drop it to the remove option on the top.

Summary

Photopea is a great photo editor, but the best part is that it’s free. Until you can’t afford to pay for big applications, such as Photoshop, Photopea will help you learn to edit photos and save money.

I hope this how-to-install Photopea guide helped you to install Photopea. If you want me to add a browser, please leave a comment or email me.