Rotate an Image in the GIMP Application

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Steps

  1. 1
    You should have GIMP open and an image ready to use.
    You can refer to our other tutorials to find out exactly how to do that.
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  2. 2
    There are a few ways to rotate an image in GIMP.
    One way is to double-click the "Rotate Tool" in "Toolbox". You can also press "Shift" + "R" on the keyboard if "Tool Options" is opened.
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  3. 3
    You can specify how you want to rotate your image in "Tool Options".
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  4. 4
    Clicking your object will bring up a small dialogue box.
    In this box, you can select the angle of the rotation and the center point for rotation. The center point for rotation is currently shown as a circle in the middle of the grid over the image. The circle signifies the pivot point.
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  5. 5
    Let's leave the default settings for "Center X" and "Center Y".
    We change the "Angle" value to 90° by typing "90". This will rotate the image by 90°.
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  6. 6
    You can also click and drag the slider to rotate the image.
    This will let you see how it will look on the screen.
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  7. 7
    Click "Rotate" when you've finished entering your specifications.
    The image may reveal the original canvas space.
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  8. 8
    Another way to access rotation is by clicking "Tools".
    It is in the horizontal menu at the top of the window.
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  9. 9
    Move the cursor to "Transform Tools".
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  10. 10
    Then, in the expanded menu, click "Rotate".
    The same dialogue box will appear. You can follow the same procedure as in steps 5 to 7.
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