How to Flip Pictures in Mac OS X with Preview & Photos App

Last Updated on May 17, 2021

Several default applications are stored on your MacOS X, which lets flipping the picture Vertically and Horizontally in few clicks. With Preview, Photos App, Word, Pages App, Keynote, and Photo Booth App, you can flip mirror an image within no time. Many Mac users aren’t aware of these apps and features and search for the hefty third-party photo editing apps.

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We’ve prepared this detailed guide to guide you on using these apps to Flip Mirror the Pictures on any MacBook, Mac without downloading third-party apps.

How to Flip Pictures in Mac, MacBook

How to Flip Pictures in Mac OS X Using Previews

The Previews app has some essential photo editing tools available, using which you can Flip a Photo on any macOS in MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac.

  1. Go to the folder where the photo is stored that you wish to Flip.
  2. Right-click on the photo and choose Open With >
  3. On the top menu bar, you’ll see Preview, click on the Tools, and select Flip Vertical or Flip Horizontal.flip-horizontal-picture-on-preview-mac-app
  4. Are you done with Flipping Photo? Next, click on File in the same menu bar.picture-is-flipped-in-preview-app
  5. There click on Save.

To Rotate Picture: In the same top menu bar > Tools > Rotate Left or Rotate Right.

 How to Flip Pictures in Mac OS X Using Photos app

The default Photos App in MacOS X also features the built-in editing picture, another alternative to flip and rotate the image in MacBook, Mac is the Photos App stored in your Mac. Here’s how to mirror an image in iPhoto.

  1. Launch the Photos app in
  2. Select the Image option in the top menu bar.flip-horizontal-picture-in-photos-app-on-mac
  3. From the menu, select Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical.
  4. That’s and easy way. Also, you can edit the photos and Field the flip option under the Crop option.

How to Flip Image in Word on Mac

Working on a project in Word that has few Pictures? The Word App comes with tones of inbuilt features that we haven’t used in our life. If you want to flip a photo right inside the Word document, then use the default tool to make it right, no need to use any photo editor app or other apps.

  1. Launch the Word on your Mac.
  2. Insert the Picture in a Word document.
  3. Above the Ribbon, click on Picture Format.flip-picture-on-ms-word-on-mac-or-macbook
  4. Click on the Flip Icon, located next to the Align button on the far right side.
  5. Choose Flip Vertical or Flip Horizontal.

How to Flip an Image on Mac Pages

Another alternate to Flip, an Image in Mac, is using the Pages App. Here’s how to mirror flip an image on a Mac.

  1. Go to the Pages App.
  2. Open the Photo there. [Drag Photo into Page document]
  3. Click on the photo that you want to flip.
  4. Next, click on the Format option in the top bar.flip-photo-on-pages-on-mac-or-macbook
  5. Just below that, select Arrange tab.
  6. In the right-side panel, under Rotate, click on the Flip button to flip the image.
  7. That’s it.

How to Flip an Image on Keynote Mac, MacBook

Inverting image on Keynote document for Mac, MacBook users is also easy. just like Pages and MS Word. To Mirror any Image on Keynote, Follow the below steps,

  1. Open Keynote on Mac. Select a photo in the keynote that you need to flip or Drag the new image into Keynote to flip on the Keynote presentation.
  2. Show Format tool in the sidebar, select the Arrange Tag in this
  3. and, Click on the Flip Horizontal option under the flip section.
  4. That’s it.

How to Flip Image on Mac using Photo Booth App

One strange feature of Photo Booth is, it will automatically flip your photos when you open in the app, but there’s an option to reflip the image back; here’s how.

  1. Go to the Photo Booth App.
  2. Select the Photo that you wish to flip.
  3. Click on the Edit option in the top menu bar and select Flip Photo.

One of the downsides of using the Photo Booth App here is it only flips the photos Vertically, not Horizontally. Refer to other apps to flip the Photos Horizontally.

Keyboard Shortcut for Mirror Flip an Image on Mac Preview or Photos App

Unfortunately, there is no direct shortcut that allows us to Mirror Flip an Image on MacBook, Mac using Preview or Photos App right away. However, it takes only a few clicks to flip the image using the Trackpad or Mouse on any of the apps mentioned above.

Hope you get the tips to Flip Picture on Mac, MacBook Using the app installed on it. Share your Feedback in comment box.

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