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Rotating images from within the Photos app


While the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad generally do a good job of rotating images to their proper orientation, every once in a while an odd grip or shot will confound it, leaving you with some work to do before it’s ready to share or archive. Luckily, there’s an easy—and built-in—way to fix this. Simply select the photo you need to fix, tap the Edit button, and tap the rotate button—it’s the one that looks like an arrow pointing backwards. Do this as many times as necessary to get the look you want, then tap Save. iOS will automatically replace the original image with the new version, and you’ll be ready to use it however you please—and should you need to undo your changes, it’ll have the original waiting for you.

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Is there any way to rotate multiple images at once, and then save? Thanks.

Posted by Jim on July 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM (CDT)


I don’t think any of the Photo App’s edits overwrite the original photo. It’s been my experience, for example, that cropping an image, then saving it, does not make the crop permanent. If you reopen the image and select Edit>Crop, you can drag the crop border back to the original size, save the image again and have the original full image again.

Posted by William Robinson on July 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM (CDT)



Thanks for pointing that out - I’ve updated the language accordingly.

Posted by Charles Starrett on July 19, 2012 at 3:46 PM (CDT)

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