How to Rotate Movies in iPhoto

by Rachel Miller

IPhoto is a tool for managing and editing photos and video on the Mac operating system. The software is capable of producing photo books, greeting cards and slideshows using your own images or footage. You may find that, after importing video to iPhoto, your subjects are appearing sideways or upside down. Use a combination of QuickTime Pro and iPhoto to rotate the video.

Open the QuickTime Pro software and click "File," then "Open" from the main menu.

Select the file from its location on your computer and click "Open."

Click "Window," then "Show Movie Properties" from the main menu.

Click the "Visual Settings" tab.

Click the right and left arrows next to "Flip/Rotate" to rotate your video clockwise or anti-clockwise.

Click "File," then "Save as" from the main menu. Name your newly rotated video, select a location for it on your computer and click "Save."

Open your iPhoto software. Click "File," then "Open" from the main menu. Double-click the video file you just saved to open it. The video will appear correctly rotated in iPhoto.

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About the Author

Rachel Miller is an online and print journalist, copywriter and editor with more than five years of experience. She has written content for numerous online and print publications, including Sony Music Australia's website, bandit.fm and "Paws" magazine, a publication of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Miller holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Queensland in Australia.

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