Spinning a picture around is easy to do with the stock iOS Photos app. While it's more difficult to flip a photo, or mirror an image the process of rotating a photo takes only moments with the built-in iOS software. Sometimes the Camera app might get confused, and a picture is taken with the wrong orientation. If you had intended to snap a photo vertically or horizontal and it came out rotated, correcting the orientation of the image only takes a moment.
Here are the steps required to rotate a picture in the Photos app on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch:
- View the image in the Photos app.
- Tap Edit in the upper right corner.
- Tap the rotate/crop icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Select the rotate icon at left. Each time this button is touched, the image will rotate 90 degrees.
- When the photo is oriented correctly, tap Done.
That's it. The rotated picture will now be saved to the camera roll. Use this Photos app edit function any time a picture appears on the camera roll with the wrong portrait/landscape orientation and it needs to be rotated around its center.