How to Reverse Upside Down Pictures to Right Side Up

by B. Steele

To get the best angle for a picture, you might turn your digital camera sideways or upside down; however, the photos may come out this way too when you upload them to your computer. Correcting upside-down digital photos in a Microsoft Windows system is simple, and requires no third party software or special editing skills. All you need are your digital photos, the Windows Explorer interface that comes with the operating system and a Windows keyboard.

Press the Windows key and E simultaneously -- the Windows key is located on the left side of the keyboard between "Ctrl" and "Alt."

Double-click on the drive letter containing your photos.

Double-click on the appropriate folders and sub-folders until you get to the folder containing your photos.

Right-click on an upside-down photo and click "Rotate clockwise" or "Rotate counter-clockwise" as appropriate. Repeat this step until the photo is right-side up.


  • check To select multiple photos at once, hold down the "Ctrl" key while clicking on each photo to highlight it.
  • check If you want to select all the photos in the folder, click the first photo in the folder list, hold down the "Shift" key and then click the last photo in the list.
  • check This technique applies to Windows 95 and later.

About the Author

A writer and proofreader since 2006, B. Steele also works as an IT Help Desk analyst, specializing in consumer and business user tech support. She earned a B.A. in English and journalism from Roger Williams University. Steele also holds certifications as a Microsoft-certified desktop support technician, Microsoft-certified IT professional, Windows 7 enterprise support technician and CompTIA A+ IT technician.

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