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Part 3. Basic Photo Fixing > Rotating an Image on Opening

Rotating an Image on Opening

Like film cameras, digital cameras take all pictures in landscape orientation—with the long side of the frame horizontal. To take a portrait, you must physically rotate the camera. The most common reason to rotate an image in Photoshop Elements is so that you can view it correctly for editing and printing.

In the Organizer, right-click the thumbnail of the picture you want to rotate.

Choose a rotation angle, such as Rotate 90° Right. (If you see a message screen, click OK.)

Press Ctrl-I to open the file for editing.

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Quick and Easy Rotation

This method of rotating a picture has the same effect as choosing one of the Image, Rotate commands from the menu bar. But you'll find it's more convenient for quickly rotating all your portrait shots. If you Ctrl-click multiple thumbnails before you do step 1, you can apply the same rotation to multiple shots with a single command. But you must then open the files individually.


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