How To Get Adobe After Effects On Chromebook

If you are a user of Chromebook and desire to utilize the robust motion graphics and visual effects features offered by Adobe After Effects, you may be dissatisfied to discover that Adobe currently does not provide a Chrome OS compatible version of this program. Nevertheless, this does not render it entirely impractical to use Adobe After Effects on your Chromebook. In this guide, we will assist you with the process of getting Adobe After Effects up and running on your Chromebook.

Using CrossOver Chrome OS

One way to run Adobe After Effects on your Chromebook is by using CrossOver Chrome OS. It’s a software that allows you to run Windows-based applications on Chromebooks. Here is how you can do it:

  1. Download and install the CrossOver Chrome OS app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open the app and click on the + button, then choose Install a Windows Application.
  3. Type ‘Adobe After Effects’ in the search field and select it from the list.
  4. Click on Install to start the installation process.

Note: The performance of Adobe After Effects may not be as smooth as it would be on a Windows or Mac system due to the emulation process.

Using a Remote Desktop Application

Another way to use Adobe After Effects on your Chromebook is by using a remote desktop application. This method involves using a second computer that has Adobe After Effects installed, and remotely controlling it from your Chromebook. Here’s how:

  1. Download and install a remote desktop application like Chrome Remote Desktop on both your Chromebook and the Windows/Mac computer.
  2. Set up the remote desktop application following the instructions provided.
  3. After setting up, you can access the Windows/Mac computer from your Chromebook and use Adobe After Effects.

Remember, the performance of Adobe After Effects via this method will highly depend on the speed of your internet connection and the performance of the Windows/Mac computer.

While these methods allow you to use Adobe After Effects on your Chromebook, they are merely workarounds due to the lack of a native Chrome OS version. If Adobe After Effects is a crucial part of your workflow, you might want to consider investing in a Windows or Mac computer for the best performance.