Learn how to Resize, Rotate, and Flip pictures in PowerPoint 2016.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
PowerPoint provides various picture enhancement options such as: Picture Adjustments, Picture Styles, Picture Effects, and Picture Borders. Beyond these options, there are some very significant yet basic picture editing options that you should consider. These include learning how you can Resize, Rotate, and Flip pictures. All of these options help you to enhance the look of your inserted pictures.
We assume that you already have inserted a picture on your slide, and have selected it, as shown in Figure 1. Do note
that when you select a picture in PowerPoint 2016, the
Picture Tools Format contextual tab (highlighted in blue within Figure 1)
appears on the Ribbon; make sure that you click this tab to
Figure 1: Picture inserted and selected
Now, let us learn how to Resize, Rotate, and Flip pictures.
You can resize your selected picture in any of the two ways mentioned below:
To learn more about advanced options to resize the selected pictures, just right-click the picture, and choose the Format Picture option in the resultant contextual menu. Thereafter, follow instructions within our Resizing Shapes tutorial to proceed further.
You can rotate a selected picture in any of the two ways mentioned below:
To learn more about advanced options to rotate selected pictures, just right-click the picture and, choose the Format Picture option in the resultant contextual menu. Thereafter, follow instructions within our Rotate Shapes tutorial to proceed further.
As with Resize and Rotate, there are two options available to Flip the picture:
To learn about how to do a more controlled flipping of the picture, refer to our Flip Shapes tutorial. You flip pictures in the same way as you flip shapes.
In Figure 8, you can see the selected picture as well as its variations in which the picture has been resized, rotated
and flipped. Compare the original picture with its variations.
Figure 8: Variants of the same picture applied with resize, rotate, and flip options
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