Skip navigation
This discussion is archived

How do you create a mirror image of a photo?

8315 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 26, 2010 10:54 AM by PinkJayney RSS
PinkJayney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Mar 26, 2010 10:24 AM
Am I just completely missing something or can this not be done unless you make a card or something?? I can see how to rotate and adjust how the picture looks but can't suss out how to simply create a flipped or mirror image of a photo...
Anyone got any quick tips to share?
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 26, 2010 10:34 AM (in response to PinkJayney)
    Export it and use preview ( or some other photo editor) - iPhoto does not offer this feature

    You can suggest to Apple - iPhoto menu ==> provide iPhoto feedback

    3.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 27" iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhoto 8.0.2, 750 GB OWC EHD, Sony DSC-W150 camera, ATP PhotoFinder Mini GPS
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 26, 2010 10:39 AM (in response to PinkJayney)
    You can't do this in iPhoto.

    In order of price here are some suggestions:

    Preview, already on your Mac.

    Seashore (free)
    _[The Gimp|>_ also free
    Graphic Coverter ($45 approx)
    Acorn ($50 approx)
    [Pixelmator|> ($60 approx.)
    Photoshop Elements ($75 approx)

    There are many, many other options. Search on MacUpdate.

    You can set Photoshop (or any image editor) as an external editor in iPhoto. (Preferences -> General -> Edit Photo: Choose from the Drop Down Menu.) This way, when you double click a pic to edit in iPhoto it will open automatically in Photoshop or your Image Editor, and when you save it it's sent back to iPhoto automatically. This is the only way that edits made in another application will be displayed in iPhoto.


    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.