8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 22, 2012 1:12 PM by Impetuous
slowmandown Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

in iphoto - how do you reverse an image???

iPhone 4S
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (45,475 points)

    What are you trying to do?


    Saying reverse the image doesn't tell us enough.



  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (128,925 points)

    Do you mean flip horizontally? You can't in iPhoto but you can in Preview.







  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (121,450 points)

    Set up Preview or Xee as the external editor in iPhoto


    and then Control (right) - click on the thumbnail and select Edit in external editor from the drop down menu:



    Then flip the image and save.



  • CarolynA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I continue to not understand why such a basic function as mirror-reversing a photo is not part of iPhoto.  Am I misunderstanding iPhoto - is it merely a scrapbooking/photo album maintenance product rather than photo editing software?  And would Aperture handle mirror-flipping?

  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,555 points)

    iPhoto is a Photo manager with some editing capabilities. It is designed to work with images from digital cameras and phones. As such, flipping is usually not required, as that is usually only required for scanned images or graphics arts purposes.

  • CarolynA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's the "usually" (and "neglected to read instructions" or "tried to get a photo quickly") that got me looking for flipping - using the front camera on my phone *without* taking the time to go into settings and turn off mirror mode, and using Apple's Photo Booth without realizing I had to check the option to flip new photos.  In both cases I was stuck with reversed digital photos.  And since I started using photo software back in the day of scanned film photos/photos on CD from the processor - with Photoshop - I just assumed the Apple product would perform the same basic functions.


    So, is there an Apple software product that is more sophisticated? Or is Photoshop for Mac the alternative?

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (61,385 points)

    Aperture is much more sophisticated. PSE is a better editor. Preview can reverse images. Sophisticated is pretty subjective



  • Impetuous Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This was very easy and worked great!  Thank you.