How to Flip a Picture Horizontally in PowerPoint

By Adrian Grahams

Flip and rotate pictures and graphics in Microsoft PowerPoint.
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Adding pictures to your business PowerPoint presentation helps to break up the text and make the slides more visually interesting for your audience. PowerPoint includes a selection of image tools that let you manipulate pictures by rotating and flipping them vertically or horizontally. Flipping a picture or graphic object horizontally on a PowerPoint slide creates a reverse image of the object and you can achieve this effect with the program's Rotate tool.

Launch Microsoft PowerPoint.

Scroll to the slide that contains the picture you want to flip.

Double-click the picture to select it on the slide.

Click the "Format" tab under Picture Tools on the ribbon.

Click the "Rotate" button in the Arrange group.

Click "Flip Horizontal" to flip and reverse the picture.

Click the "File" tab and then click "Save" to store your changes and save the updated presentation.


If you don't see the Picture Tools or Format tabs on the ribbon, you may not have selected the picture correctly. Click or double-click the picture again to highlight and select it on the slide.

Use the PowerPoint Rotate tool to horizontally flip text boxes, shapes and WordArt objects in addition to images.