How to Flip a Picture in Powerpoint 2010

Good, relevant images make a great addition to a Powerpoint 2010 presentation. They provide a break from the monotony of endless strings of text, and they can stick in an audience’s memory more easily. But sometimes you receive or acquire an image that is not quite right for your needs, and you need to make some adjustments so that it can help in your presentation. For instance, you might be wondering how to flip a picture in Powerpoint 2010 if the picture you have is not correctly orientated. While Powerpoint 2010 does not have a full featured image editing application within it, you can make an impressive amount of edits to your images directly from your slideshow. This includes the option for you to flip an image horizontally or vertically.

 

Flipping Images in Powerpoint 2010

 

As someone that has been using image editing programs like Photoshop, GIMP and even Microsoft’s own Paint for a while, I am accustomed to fully editing images in those programs before I insert them into a Microsoft Office program like Powerpoint. However, Powerpoint 2010 has a surprising amount of options for adjusting an image after you insert it into a slide, to the point where many of the more common adjustments that you would make in an image editing program can now be performed in Powerpoint.

Step 1: Open the Powerpoint presentation containing the picture that you want to flip in Powerpoint 2010.

Step 2: Navigate to the slide with the image using the slide navigation column at the left side of the window, then click the slide so that it is displayed at the center of the window.

select the target slide

 

Step 3: Right-click the image to display the shortcut menu.

display the powerpoint image shortcut menu

 

Step 4: Click the Rotate button in the top segment of the shortcut menu, then click either the Flip Vertically or Flip Horizontally option, depending upon your needs for the slide.

how to flip a picture in powerpoint 2010

 

Note that you can also choose to rotate the image 90 degrees left or right, if you do not wish to flip the entire image.

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