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How to Flip a Photo in PowerPoint

How to flip a photo in PowerPoint? Sometimes when you use pictures in your presentations, you may get the feeling that something is missing or something that is not right. Sometimes the solution to the problem can be simple – just flip the photo. Men how to flip a photo in PowerPoint? It is actually easier than you might think. Read on, and I’ll show you how to do it.

How to flip a photo in PowerPoint? The simple answer to the question is that you follow these steps:

1. Select the image or photo you want to flip

2. Navigate to Format

3. Head over to Arrange, and click Rotate

4. Select how you want to flip your photo or image – Done!

If you are a regular Google Slides user, you may know that you just need to right-click the image you want to rotate, and then choose how you want to rotate it. Unfortunately, this elegant feature is not available in PowerPoint. But of course, you can flip a photo in PowerPoint too, but the functionality is just a little more hidden.

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Flip a Photo in PowerPoint by Using the “Flip” Feature

This first method of how to flip a photo in PowerPoint, as the title implies, is that we will flip the photo. However, there are two different variants, Flip Vertical and Flip Horizontal. You can read how to do this below.

1. Select the image or photo you want to flip

2. Navigate to Picture Format

3. Head over to Arrange, and click Rotate

4. Select Flip Vertical or Flip Horizontal

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Flip Vertical

I do not use this feature very often, as you simply turn the image upside down. It can be useful if you have any shape, such as an arrow, that you want to flip over. Or if you have taken a photo with your smartphone, which has been turned upside down after importing it to your computer.

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Flip Horizontal

Flip a photo horizontally is something I do all the time in PowerPoint. Sometimes I think it’s nice to have pictures with objects on one side as background, and then add text over on the other side. See the image below, and you understand what I mean.

For some reason, I always think it seems best to have the text on the left, don’t ask me why. Of course, not all photos are arranged in a way that allows the elements to be placed to the left. However, there is no problem – use the Flip Horizontal feature.

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Flip a Photo in PowerPoint by Using the “Rotate” Feature

Now you have learned how to flip a photo in PowerPoint using the Flip feature. Just as you can flip photos, you can also rotate photos in PowerPoint. The process is basically the same, except that you select Rotate in step 4.

1. Select the image or photo you want to flip

2. Navigate to Picture Format

3. Head over to Arrange, and click Rotate

4. Select Rotate Right 90° or Rotate Left 90°

This can also be a useful method if you want to flip photos into PowerPoint, which has been misaligned when importing your photos from your camera or smartphone. Furthermore, if you have an arrow or another shape that you want to rotate, this is also an excellent method.

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Conclusion

Now you have hopefully learned how to flip a photo in PowerPoint. Flipping photos is much easier than you might think, the problem is that Microsoft has hidden the feature unlike what Google has done in Slides.

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Flip photos in PowerPoint can be handy when you want your slides to get that little extra – the wow factor. It gives you greater control over your content and allows you to be a bit more artistic when creating slides. Also, you now have the opportunity to correct those images that for some strange reason, ended up when you imported them from your smartphone.

Final Words

Thanks for reading my articles! Now you have learned how to manage yet another useful feature in PowerPoint – how to flip a photo in PowerPoint. Contact me if you have feedback or requests for future PowerPoint tutorials. If you want to guest blog on yourslidebuddy.com, you are welcome to contact us with your ideas. Talk to you soon!

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