Rotate an Image in the GIMP Application
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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to rotate an image in GIMP in Windows 7.
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.
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.
You can specify how you want to rotate your image in "Tool Options".
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.
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°.
You can also click and drag the slider to rotate the image. This will let you see how it will look on the screen.
Click "Rotate" when you've finished entering your specifications. The image may reveal the original canvas space.
Another way to access rotation is by clicking "Tools". It is in the horizontal menu at the top of the window.
Move the cursor to "Transform Tools".
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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