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How To Flip Photos On iPhone

Flip Photos On iPhone
Written by Hassan Abbas

Do you want to flip photos on iPhone? Automatically your iPhone flips your pix after you capture them. We discuss why and display how to unflip or make a mirror image of an iPhone picture, on both iOS 13 and the previous model.

Taking a good selfie is quite difficult enough, but when you click the shutter button and view the end article you’ll then view one more problem: mirror-image-style, the picture has been flipped, from the composition you lined up.

If that’s an issue you’d like to fix, then you are in the right place. In this guide, we’ll discuss why the mobile is flipping your pictures, how to capture a selfie that can’t get flipped, and how to unflip or flip photos on iPhone.

Selfie Flipped

This might blow your mind, but the reality is selfies don’t get flipped when you capture the shot: they get unflipped.

Flip Photos

Before selfies came along, some of the sights would be in mirrors and other reflective surfaces – surfaces that make reflections with right or left reversed. We certainly select to imitate pre-digital experiences to make their products more insensitive to use, and so it was with the cameraphone. So when you switch to the front-facing camera, your mobile display you a mirror pic, as that’s what you expect to view.

Once you hit the shutter, however, it seems that mirroring is no longer important or desirable. The last photo will be moved back to the correct, unflipped composition as that what the camera ‘saw’. That last photo is what you really looked like when the image was captured.

Well, overall it’s the best way of organizing things. If the viewfinder displayed an unflipped image, we’d all find it odd. But it is quite similar strange if the finished image remained flipped. However, all the images other people took of you would have your hair parted on one side, but all your photos would display it parted on the other.

Many people don’t want the current system. Also, Apple doesn’t enable you to disable either the flipping or the unflipping in iOS’ Settings.

Well, iOS 13 adds a simple way to flip (or unflip) an iPhone photo, so we can easily resolve the issue. If you can’t update your mobile device to iOS 13, we will have to seek other fixes.

iPhone selfie Flipping in iOS 13

Head over to the Photos app and choose the selfie. Then click Edit, then click the little crop tool.

In this point, images are likely to apply automatically some minor reframing edits. Also, they probably improve the shot but if not. Simply click the yellow AUTO button located at the top to erase them. At last, click the icon located at the top left triangles. However, it flips the selfie. Just click it again to unflip.

How to capture a selfie that can’t flip

If you don’t take selfie shots to be flipped in the first place, we want to use a third-party app. However, the free app Mirror is just designed to give you with a mirrored image of yourself.

So far, so dull – that’s exactly what the Camera app does when you enable selfie mode. The difference is that when you click the display you capture a photo that remains mirrored. It exactly what you saw during composing the picture. At this point, you can easily save or share it directly with your loved ones.

Flip & Unflip iPhone selfies in iOS 12

Unflip iPhone selfies in iOS 12

If you’re executing iOS 12 or earlier, you probably wondering if there’s a method for you to edit your recent pic. It’s not as simple as in iOS 13, but there’s an app for that.

The free Adobe Photoshop Express provides you the ability to mirror selfies just the touch of a button with a host of other editing features.

Using the image selection screen, simply click the photo you like to flip. Click the crop tool from the bar with the bottom then choose Rotate, and at last Flip Horizontal. Click the sharing icon located at the top right and store the edited pics to your camera roll.

There are also lots of great camera and photo editing apps for iPhone. These apps provide you the choice to flip selfies to appear mirrored.


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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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