How to Flip an Image in Google Docs

Google docs have some cool features which make it easy to edit any type of document. In this article, you will know how to flip an image in Google Docs on devices like desktop and smartphone.

Keep in mind that flipping and rotating images are two different processes.

You can rotate an image either clockwise or counterclockwise, but it gets done in vertical or horizontal ways in case of flipping images.

Flipping an image means creating a mirror version of that image. This means when you try to flip an image, it will create a mirror image in horizontal (left-right) or vertical (up-down) directions.

Here in this article, you will even find details about the procedures of horizontal and vertical image flip in Google docs. Read on to know how you can flip images in Google Docs.

How to flip an image in Google Docs

Google Docs provides a tool to flip images; to do that, you need to insert the image in the first.

If you don’t know how to insert an image in a Google Doc document, follow the below-mentioned steps.

Insert the Image in Google Docs

1. Log in to your Google Account and open this link from your PC to access your Google Docs.

2. Now open the document in which you wish to flip the image.

3. If the document has multiple pages, go to the page and put the cursor on the place where you want to insert the image.

4. You can find the option “Insert” in the upper menu bar; a drop-down menu will appear once you click on it.

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5. From the menu, select the first option, which is the “Image” option.

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6. Here you need to click on the location from which you wish to insert the image. You can import it from the web or upload it from the drives of your computer where the image is available.

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  1. Go to the Images option.
  1. You may see different locations to select your image. Choose your desired one.
  1. Select the image and insert it.

And, you’re done. You can also drag the picture to your desired size.

Flip an Image in Google Doc

To flip the inserted picture in the Google Doc, you can follow the steps below.

  1. Take your mouse pointer on the image and right-click on it.
  2. From the menu, click on “Copy” to copy the picture.
  1. From the menu bar, click on “Insert” to open the drop-down menu.
  2. Put the cursor on “Drawing” and click on “New”.
  1. Once you do that, you will get a drawing tool on the screen for editing the image.
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6. Move the mouse pointer to a blank space on that drawing tool and right-click on it. You will get a menu; select “Paste,” insert the image that you have previously copied.

7. To flip the image in Google docs right click on the image >> click Rotate >> select Flip Horizontally. Then click Save and Close. Now the image is flipped successfully.

Flip an Image in Google Docs fast [2nd Method]

Another way to flip images in Google Docs on PC is by changing the margin. It is a quick method; however, you need to stay focused while doing it. Otherwise, it can ruin the image.

Let’s get into the process.

  1. Log in to your Google Account to open Google Docs on your computer.
  1. Open the document that you will use to flip the picture. If the selected document doesn’t have the required image, you need to insert it using the above-mentioned steps.
  1. Once the image is on your screen, “Copy” the image by right-clicking on it.
  1. Next, Go to the Insert option again and click on Drawing, then click on New.
  1. Right-click on a blank space to paste the image on the drawing tool.
  1. Now you can flip the image horizontally as well as vertically.
  • For horizontal flipping, click on the left middle anchor point of the image to drag it to the right side. Then, click on the right middle anchor point. Move/drag the right anchor to the left side like flipping.
  • Similarly, for vertical flipping, click on the upper middle anchor point of the image to drag it to the lower side. Then, click on the lower mid anchor and drag to the upper side.

7. Adjust the margin of the image

8. You can see the image is flipped as you wanted. Hit Save and Close button to complete the steps.

How to Flip an Image in Google Docs on Smartphone

Want to flip the image on a smartphone? But Google Docs app doesn’t have an image editing feature for smartphones. So how to do it? All you need is to open a browser on your phone to do so.

  1. Open Google Chrome browser on your phone.
  2. From the three dots on the top right corner, select Desktop site. Click it to turn on the desktop mode.
  1. Type in the search bar and open the Google Docs on your mobile screen.
  2. Now select the document where you want to flip the image. Once you do this, you will see that your mobile is working similarly to the desktop. You can follow any of the previously mentioned steps to flip images on Google Docs using your smartphone.

Now you’ve known all the solutions of how to flip an image in Google Docs. Easy and quick to do. Give it a try and see the result.

About Martin Wilson

Martin Wilson is a professional content writer at New Scitech with 7 years of experience. Before starting his career as a full-time writer, he worked as a Social Media Executive for a company. Martin has expertise in writing how-to guides and has written several popular topics on them. His key interests are in Social Media services, Mobile/PC Apps and Gadgets-related tips and tricks. Apart from these, he loves to play guitar, watch anime and TV series.

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