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Michel Vézina Level 4 Level 4 (1,145 points)
Hello,

is there any way to flip a photo horizontally? Wheather with iP6 or iMovie.

I just did it last week, but I have forgotten how I achieved it. i'm looking all over but can't seem to find it again!

michel

2- G5 1.8ghz, 1.5GB ram, 2-23Cinema displ, Epson 900, Sony TRV-17, MacBook 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.2.x)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (128,850 points)
    Michel:

    You can do a Mirror Image in a book, calendar or card (Control-click on the image) but it will only appear in that entity, not the main library. Don't know of any way in iMovie.

    Do you Twango?

    TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.

    I've written an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
    You can rotate any photo in iPhoto using Command- R or Option-Command-R to rotate left or right, depending on how you have set it in preferences.
    If you are trying to rotate movie clips taken with a digital camera, you can use Graphic Converter or QuickTimePro.

    In iMovie, you can use a plug-in. Cf/x has Turn Clip. There are probably others.
  • Michel Vézina Level 4 Level 4 (1,145 points)
    OT,

    thanks for the tip..... very userfull.... but is there a way to save it as another jpeg? When I drag it back to the top toolbar, it flips back to the original pics.....

    I need to bring it to iMovie and import it there!!!

    On a side note (unrelated) OT do you know anyone that would be knowledgeable on how to retreive info from a Crashed HD?

    (I have a brand new 500GB drive that jammed on me. It tilted over while it was spinning. So it jammmed on me. It was not spinning anymore. Sure it is under warranty..... but not the info. "Drive saver", the company, wants $1200 to transfert info from the damaged drive to the new exchanged drive. I bought the drive for $110, and I'm not about to spend $1200 to retreive the info. So I opened the drive and discovered that the "reading arm", left the disk, and was sitting on the edge, preventing the HD to spin. I placed the arm back on the surfaces, and it now works/spins. But the hick, it is not recognized by the mac anymore, does not show on desktop. But Disk Utility, shows it as a drive named "2TB". Any idea on what software I could use or hardware to get the info from the HD... I know it's still there... Nothing was written over since the "jam". Any hardware Guru you know???)

    Beverly,

    rotating the pic will not accomplish the same as flipping it horizontally, maybe you misread my questions. Thanks for the info... it is very usefull for the future!

    michel
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (128,850 points)
    I don't know of any way to get a new horizontal flipped image saved in iPhoto.

    If I need one I drag it to the desktop and use the Contextual menu application PhotoTool CM to losslessly flip, or rotate, the file. Then bring it back in as a new image.
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
    rotating the pic will not accomplish the same as flipping it horizontally, maybe you misread my questions.

    Guilty!


    PS. Sorry about your drive jamming and now not being recognized. I know Drive-Savers is an expensive option. I still have a non-operative external drive around because they wanted nearly that much to extract its data. Much as I'd love to have the documents, it is just too much money.
    I can't tell you how to get at that disk if your Mac won't recognize it.
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
    +If I need one I drag it to the desktop and use the Contextual menu application PhotoTool CM to losslessly flip, or rotate, the file. Then bring it back in as a new image.+


    I need to flip a tiff in iPhoto that I scanned in from a slide. Unfortunately, the slide was flipped. I used the PhotoTool to flip the photo in Finder in Preview, after dragging it to my desktop, saved it, but I cannot 'bring it back in as a new image' to iPhoto. It reverts to the original position. How do you do it?
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,535 points)
    Beverly

    I used the PhotoTool to flip the photo in Finder in Preview,

    Preview is not an image editor, only a viewer, so when you "flipped" it in Preview, the app marked it with a flag "View This Way Up". But no actual pixels were rotated. Some apps respect that flag but most don't - i.e. iPhoto, PS, PSE, Safari, Mail. SO you'll need to use a tool that actualy rotates the pixels, hence OT's link to the Photo Tool CM, a contextual menu app that with actually rotate the pixels.

    Regards

    TD
  • Rich839 Level 4 Level 4 (2,370 points)
    Drag your photo into the iMovie timeline and flip it horizontally by using the mirror image effect under video fx and moving the slider all the way to the right.

    I am not sure whether you could export the flipped photo out of iMovie as a jpeg if you wanted to use it in other apps or store it that way in iPhoto. You could try it and see.
  • Rich839 Level 4 Level 4 (2,370 points)
    For data recovery, you might want to check out the following software programs: 1) MediaRecover, http://www.allume.com/mac/mediarecover, or 2) FileSalvage from SubRosasoft.com. I have not used them but have seen them be recommended.
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
    Terence,
    I understand what you said; I HAVE the PhotoTool CM, but I can't find how to use it in Finder, which is what OT said he did, dragged his photo out of iPhoto, flipped it, and then imported that new image back. I was asking how he used PT in Finder.
    When I click on the original photo that I drag out to my desktop, Preview opens. Its options do show the 'Flip Horizontal' one so I thought that was how to do it. I was disappointed to see that it did not actually change the photo. I guess OT means that he does in in PS, but I was asking him for clarification since he didn't actually say that.
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,535 points)
    Beverly

    It's a contextual menu item. Install it and then when you right click on the image it's available.

    Regards

    TD
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (128,850 points)
    You can get a jpg from a clip in iMovie but the size and resolution would be 640 x 480 at 72 dpi. Not useful except for web use.
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
    +It's a contextual menu item. Install it and then when you right click on the image it's available.+

    Thanks, .....sorry to be so dense, but I thought it installed in my Library/Contextual menu.....but when I control-click on my jpeg, the flip option does not show in the list.

    I will reinstall.....thanks for your patience
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,535 points)
    As it's a CM you may need to restart the Finder before it shows up.

    Regards

    TD
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