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Flip image in iPhoto 11

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Can anyone who has iPhoto 11 confirm if this version brings the "flip" feature not available in previous verisons of iPhoto? I use this because I take shots in a mirror and need to flip them after the fact. Not rotate...

If anyone has iPhoto 11 and can try to do this and let me know if its available that would be helpful.

Thanks.
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  • Cristofer Cruz Level 3 Level 3 (885 points)
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    Oct 23, 2010 2:56 PM (in response to wessto)
    Photo flipping is not available in iPhoto 11. You can use Preview to perform that task prior to importing into iPhoto.
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  • Leigh Hanlon Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
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    Oct 29, 2010 9:27 PM (in response to wessto)
    No, it's not available. And why it isn't is a complete mystery to me. Maybe some marketing genius has decided that the continued lack of this frequently requested feature will spur increased sales of Aperture.
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  • dembow Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Nov 19, 2010 7:27 AM (in response to Leigh Hanlon)
    Such a basic function for photo manipulation is absolutely mandatory. Why would I have to use two if I can do it all in one application? I'm sure I could think of more simple features iPhoto is missing, but I'm in need for this one quite frequently. I can't say iPhoto is a basic photo management application. It's clearly something below basic.
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  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)
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    Nov 19, 2010 8:30 AM (in response to dembow)
    Since iPhoto is designed as a basic - and virtually free - application for point and shoot digital cameras there is no need for a flip function - no point and shoot digital camera has ever recorded a "flipped" photo

    This is strictly a user to user forum - if you want to contact Apple request the feature - iPhoto menu ==> provide iPhoto feedback

    LN
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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Nov 19, 2010 2:00 PM (in response to dembow)
    Wow. Ive been using iPhoto since v1 and taking photos for more years that I can remember and I've never needed to flip a photo.

    Regards

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  • andrewbartlett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 12, 2011 12:00 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
    You've never imported a bunch of scanned negatives that were all face up that came out backwards then. Of course it would be fun to rescan all those pics, but then a flip button could be handy too.
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  • cpt97m3 Calculating status...
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    Feb 12, 2011 1:12 PM (in response to andrewbartlett)
    I've got lot's of negatives that my daughter scanned, and many need to be flipped. So it sounds like Preview is the best option?
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  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)
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    Feb 12, 2011 7:48 PM (in response to cpt97m3)
    Photo flipping is not available in iPhoto 11. You can use Preview to perform that task prior to importing into iPhoto.


    It is a good option and it is included on all Macs - there are many other options - use the one you like best

    LN
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  • Ufdah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 2, 2011 11:47 AM (in response to wessto)

    Easiest way is to "Edit" the picture in iPhoto11 then right click on the picture and select "Edit in External Editor" This will open the picture in Preview.app and allow you to flip it. Save it in Preview.app and when you return to iPhoto11 it will be flipped.

  • HK Ben Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 18, 2012 11:45 PM (in response to LarryHN)

    "no point and shoot digital camera has ever recorded a "flipped" photo"

     

     

    Read the original post. To claim that no point and shoot digital camera has ever taken a photo in a mirror is asinine. In the age of Facebook, this is done ALL THE TIME.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Sep 19, 2012 1:00 AM (in response to HK Ben)

    Taking a photo in a mirror, whether rarely or "ALL THE TIME" is not recording a flipped photo. It's a faithful representation of what you're showing the camera.

  • dembow Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    This is not the case with iSight camera on Macs. There is no justification for lack of horizontal and vertical image flip in iPhoto.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 9:19 AM (in response to dembow)

    Have you filed a feature request? The justification is simple: the developers have chosen not to include it. That's their absolute choice. Your absolute choice is to use a different application.

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