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Rotate an image to a new orientation

Rotate images to any angle within seconds. Do a 180 and turn your picture upside down. Turn it sideways or tilt the photo to the left or right. With Canva’s image rotator, you can change your photo’s orientation in a snap.

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Rotate an image in seconds

The free image rotator tool easily corrects a wrong photo orientation. Rotate your photo by 90 degrees, clockwise or counterclockwise, to turn a portrait photo to landscape and vice versa. If you want to turn your picture upside down, simply rotate the picture by 180 degrees.

Head to a new direction

Rotate your images in a way that makes sense for your project. Need to tilt the image to straighten the horizon? Need to rotate it for a whole new photo perspective? Just drag the rotator tool to turn the picture to any angle.

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Give your photo a stylish twist

Once you’re done rotating the images, use Canva’s powerful photo editor to enhance and polish your pictures. Add text, apply filters, or use stunning photo effects. Fine-tune your picture’s brightness, saturation, and more. Or use the Auto Enhance tool to touch up your photos in one click.

How to rotate an image

  1. Open Canva
    Open Canva and start a new project with the custom photo dimensions you need.
  2. Upload your image
    Upload the image you want to rotate. JPG, PNG, HEIC/HEIF, WebP, and SVG files are supported. Drag and drop the photo onto the blank canvas.
  3. Rotate your image
    Click on the image and find the rotate handle on the side or bottom of the image. Drag the rotate handle to turn the picture whichever way you prefer. As you tilt the image, a guide will appear to show you the exact angle you’re rotating to.
  4. Polish your image
    Use the built-in photo editor to enhance your image. Edit the color settings and apply photo filters. You can add borders, frames, text, or even a background to stylize your photo.
  5. Download and share
    Save the rotated image as a JPG, PNG, or SVG file. Or share it directly from the dashboard to your social media pages and email.
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Frequently Asked Questions

You can rotate photos one by one using our image rotator tool. If you’re rotating several images on a single project on our dashboard, hold down the Shift key and select the pictures. Drag the rotate handle to turn the pictures as a single element.

If you rotate a picture by 180 degrees, that means you’re turning it upside down. To do this, drag the rotate handle to the left or right until you turn the photo around. You’ll see a guide indicating the degree to which you’re rotating.

Yes, you can rotate a JPEG or JPG image file using our photo rotator. After tilting or turning the picture around, you have the option to save it as a JPG, SVG, or PNG file.
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