Chapter 9: Geometric Transformations

Using the Image menu, you can quickly change the geometric properties of an image.  This is useful when a camera doesn’t correctly log if an image should be in portrait or landscape mode.  You can also flip or flop an image to create a mirrored image.

Rotating an Image

Using the Image menu you can easily rotate an image in 90˚ increments.


  1. You can open in the Edit mode or simply have it selected in the Library view.
  2. Choose Image > Rotate and choose from two options:
    • Rotate Left turns the image 90˚ counterclockwise. 
    • Rotate Right turns the image 90˚ clockwise. 
  3. If needed, the command can be chosen multiple times.

Flipping an Image

Whether it’s for creative purposes or for technical reasons, you can flip or flop an image.  This effectively creates a mirrored image.


  1. You can open in the Edit mode or simply have it selected in the Library view.
  2. Choose Image > Flip and choose from two options:
    • Flip Horizontal revolves the image 180˚ horizontally to create a mirrored image.
    • Flip Vertical revolves the image 180˚ vertically to create a mirrored image.
  3. If needed, the commands can be combined.

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