Flip an Image in Google Docs

Flipping and rotating are two different things. In Google Docs, you can flip an image horizontally and vertically using the drawing window. And for rotating, you need to select the picture to rotate it clockwise or anti-clockwise.

In this tutorial, we will look at the quick steps of flipping and rotating an image.

Flip an Image- Horizontally and Vertically

  1. First, add the image from the Insert tab in the document.
  2. Then, go to image, which shows you several ways to upload an image in your Google Docs document or search through the web directly.
  3. Next, copy that particular picture that you want to flip with the help of the keyboard by pressing (Control + C) or by right-clicking on it and selecting the copy option.
  4. After this, reopen the New Drawing window again from the insert tab and paste that picture into it through (Control + V) or by right click.
  5. Now, click on the Actions tab in the above right corner of the window. Then, from the drop-down list, choose Rotate.
  6. Further, it has a few sub-options for flipping the image horizontally and vertically as per your need.
  7. Last, click the Save and Close option to insert that image into the main document.

Rotate an Image using Image Options

An alternative method is to flip the image by rotating it clockwise and anticlockwise. You can also use this method to change the direction by 90 degrees. Below are steps for this method.

  1. Upload the image from the Insert tab in the document.
  2. Then, select the image, and you will see the blue border around it with the small menu box below.
  3. Now, click on the three dots and select the size and rotation options.
  4. Next, the image options dialog box opens on the right side, and from there, change the angle of the image under the rotate section (neither clockwise nor anti-clockwise) by 90o.
  5. Once you set the angle, close the image options dialog box and the image with all the new alterations saved in your document.

Tip: Once you select the image, the anchor point is on top of it. The circular point also allows you to rotate the image by 180 degrees.