If you been a regular user of google docs because of your official work or academic work, you must have often face the situation to flip an image, either horizontally or vertically. But you can’t do it perfectly, Why? Lemme tell you the reason why it happens so. This undesired thing happens because you use the rotate option instead of using the flip option. Yes, there is a difference between rotating a picture and flipping it. When you rotate an image you actually change its angle ONLY, keeping the image completely unchanged but when you use the flip option the things work a bvit differently, here you change the orientation of your image. Let’s have an example for this. I have a picture below and I’ll rotate it once and I’ll flip it once to show you the difference. 

 

Original Image Flip An Image in Google DocsRotated Image(180) 

Flip An Image in Google DocsFliped Image(Vertically)

Flip An Image in Google Docs

I hope you pretty much understood where the difference lies between the two! But how did I do this? That is what this post is all about. So read on to find out all the steps on how to flip an image in google docs.   

How to Flip an Image in Google Docs

Steps to Flip an Image Horizontally 

  1. First thing first, Open the Google Docs document. Select Blank Document. Insert the Desired image that you want to work with. Insert> Image, Select the source you wanna use, then browse through the images, and pick the desired one.
  2. Click the image to select it. You will see a blue border around it as soon as you click on the image. 
  3. Right-click the selected image and select the Copy option from the drop-down list. You can also press Ctrl + C on the keyboard, to do the same.
  4. Move to a new blank page and with the image copied to your clipboard, click Insert and select Drawing > New. This will open the Google Docs Drawing tool. 
  5. Paste the copied image, in your clipboard, by Right-clicking on the empty space on the Drawing tool. The image will be automatically pasted into the Drawing tool and also be highlighted accordingly. You can also press Ctrl + V on the keyboard, to do the same.
  6. Now, here’s the main portion!! Select the Action Option in the drawing tool. Click Rotate > Flip horizontally. Once you click Flip horizontally, the right side of the image will become its left and vise versa.
  7. Click on Save and Close. The changed image will be inserted in the Google docs, in that position where you earlier placed your cursor.  

This is how to flip an image in google docs Horizontally.

Original Image

Flip An Image in Google Docs

Flipped Image(Horizontally)

Flip An Image in Google Docs

Steps to Flip an Image Vertically 

  1. First thing first, Open the Google Docs document. Select Blank Document. Insert the Desired image that you want to work with. Insert> Image, Select the source you wanna use, then browse through the images, and pick the desired one.
  2. Click the image to select it. You will see a blue border around it as soon as you click on the image. 
  3. Right-click the selected image and select the Copy option from the drop-down list. You can also press Ctrl + C on the keyboard, to do the same.
  4. Move to a new blank page and with the image copied to your clipboard, click Insert and select Drawing > New. This will open the Google Docs Drawing tool. 
  5. Paste the copied image, in your clipboard, by Right-clicking on the empty space on the Drawing tool. The image will be automatically pasted into the Drawing tool and also be highlighted accordingly. You can also press Ctrl + V on the keyboard, to do the same.
  6. Now, here’s the main portion!! Select the Action Option in the drawing tool. Click Rotate > Flip Vertically. Once you click Flip horizontally, the right side of the image will become its left and vise versa. 
  7. Click on Save and Close. The changed image will be inserted in the Google docs, in that position where
    e you earlier placed your cursor.  

 

This is how to flip an image in google docs Vertically. 

Original Image

Flip An Image in Google Docs

Flipped Image(Vertically)Flip An Image in Google Docs

 

This is how you flip your image Vertically. Flipping the image horizontally or vertically is almost the same with a slight difference of selecting Rotate > Flip horizontally in one and Rotate > Flip Vertically in the other. 

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