To rotate an image in Gimp, open the image in Gimp, click the Image menu, and select Transform from the drop-down menu. Choose a rotation. The choices are flip horizontally, flip vertically, rotate 90 degrees clockwise, rotate 90 degrees counter-clockwise or rotate 180 degrees.
- Open the image in Gimp
To open the image in Gimp, click File, Open and then Open Image. Select the image file you want to rotate from your hard drive.
- View the rotate options
To view your rotate options, click on the Image menu at the top of the screen. A drop-down appears. Select Transform.
- Select a rotation option
Select a rotation option from the drop-down list. If you want to rotate the image to the left, choose 90 degrees counter-clockwise. If you want to rotate the image to the right, choose 90 degrees clockwise. You can also rotate the image 180 degrees. This is used when the image you are rotating is upside down.
- Save the new file
Click File and then Save as. Enter a file name for your newly rotated image. If you want to save the old version of your image, enter a new file name. To replace the old image with the new image, don't change the file name, and just click Save.