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AppleGUI Level 1 Level 1
How do you rotate images that either are imported incorrectly or are off by 90 degrees within the iPad Photo Gallery. I can try to rotate them with two fingers but it snaps back to the incorrect position. Is there a trick?

MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6
    Nothing you can do on the iPad. If you synced them from an iPhoto album, you can fix the alignment in iPhoto and sync again.

    Select the photo in iPhoto. Click on the edit button at the bottom (the pencil icon). In the edit window, use the rotate or straighten tool to fix the photo's orientation. Then, click the "Done" button at the bottom right.

    Then sync the iPad again and the edited photo will be synced.

    If you imported the photos via the iPad Camera Connection kit, open iPhoto and import the photos into iPhoto, edit them as described above and use iTunes to sync them to your iPad's photo library .
  • sirfaba Level 3 Level 3
    You can't rotate in the photo app. You have to use an application on the App Store.
  • AppleGUI Level 1 Level 1
    That was what I was afraid of. Not good for those who just have the iPad, like my grandparents. This needs to be addressed.
  • sirfaba Level 3 Level 3
    Give Apple some feedback.
  • whatheck Level 5 Level 5
    When I run in to this issue, I just toggle the Orientation Lock. Then you can swipe to browse through the photos and rotate the iPad.
  • Craig Brady Level 4 Level 4
    I use two different programs. The first is Rotate Mojo, which is an iPhone app, but works great on the iPad. The second is PhotoPad, which does rotation, cropping, scaling, editing etc. Both apps are free.
  • oxmox11 Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same problem and have to say it's a joke that you need a 3rd party app for that

    Shame on you apple
  • JtM74 Level 1 Level 1
    I noticed earlier, that i can rotate pictures that have been imported using the camera connection kit - but not those synced with iTunes...

    So the function is there - just doesn't work with sync'd photos, which seems a bit odd!?
  • rajit Level 1 Level 1
    thanks for the tip, worked perfectly. I used PhotoPad and it was quick and easy. Agree with the other comments though that these basic photo editing tools should be part of the Photos app.
  • JoshFromGeorgetown Level 1 Level 1

        What I do is open the picture in iOS photo viewer. Then rotate orintation and take a snapshot as needed.

  • cragini Level 1 Level 1

    It is fairly odd that you need a 3rd party app to do this, as you might expect it to be a not uncommon need.  If you haven't used it, it's one of the features of Photoshop Express, which has a number of other simple, often useful, photo retouch tools.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10

    With iOS 5 later in the year you should be able to do it directly in the Photos app (I'm assuming that it's not just for photos taken with it) - from :

    Crop, rotate, enhance, and remove red-eye without leaving the Photos app.
  • rabbiteggs Level 1 Level 1


    This is a perplexing addition to the discussions on rotation of images within the on iPads. It is part of a screen grab from within Photos showing that image 10 of 94 is on the screen and the usual options of Slideshow, mail and delete are available. What is peculiar (to say the least) is that there is a mystery rotate icon as well. I say mystery because like every user who has responded to AppleGUI's original question, I had been firmly of the belief that it was impossible to rotate a photo within the Photos app.


    Some more details: original iPad; photo imported from a camera card; icon only began appearing after installing (and using) Photo Express last weekend. The rotate icon does not appear for all photos, but when it does, the darn thing works (in a flash, I might add).  All I can say is that like others, I will welcome with open arms ios 5 and its promised Photos improvements.

  • Theodor the Conqueror Level 1 Level 1

    has there been any progress with this?

    i mean is anyone else still missing this one?photo 2.png

    (fyi: my phone's running 5.1 and my ipad 5.0.1)

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