How do I rotate or turn an image?
Rotating, reversing, turning, or flipping an image allows you to correctly display an image that may have been taken with a camera at an angle or scanned in a scanner at a different angle. Below are the steps on how you can rotate your images in each of the major image editors.
Microsoft Paint users
- Open the image in Microsoft Paint.
- Click Image
- Click Flip/Rotate
- Once you've clicked Flip/Rotate this opens a box that allows you to flip an image horizontally, vertically, or rotate the image by 90, 180, or 270.
Adobe Photoshop users
- Open the image in Adobe Photoshop.
- Click Image
- Click Rotate Canvas
- Select 180, 90 CW, 90 CCW, or Arbitrary to manually specify your angle.
- Open Google Picasa and browse to the image location and double-click the image you want to rotate.
- Once the image has been opened click the blue arrows pointing to the left or right to rotate the image accordingly.
- Open the image in The GIMP.
- Use the rectangle marquee to select what portion of the image you want to crop.
- Click Image at the top of the image tool bar.
- Click Transform
- Click on 90 CW, 90 CCW, or 180 degrees to rotate it accordingly.
- Right-click on the image in Microsoft Word.
- Click Size and Position
- Under the Size tab and in the Rotate section set the rotation to 180° by entering 180 and clicking Ok.
There are also online services that allow you to flip a photo through your web browser. A good example of such a service is the free FlipMyPhotos web page found on the link below.