How To Rotate An Image In Google Docs

Last Updated on August 16, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to rotate an image in Google Docs.

How To Rotate An Image In Google Docs

Working with images in Google Docs is a great way to add context and visual interest to your documents. But sometimes, you may want to adjust the orientation of an image, such as rotating it 90 degrees or even 45 degrees.

In this guide, we will show you how to rotate an image in Google Docs. We will also explain how to access the Image options panel to set exact angles of rotation for your image.

How to Rotate Images in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to rotate images in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open the document that contains the image you want to rotate.

Step 2

Click on the image to reveal the rotation handle that appears at the top of the image.

Step 3

Drag the handle to the right to rotate the image in a clockwise direction. Drag the handle towards the left to rotate the image in a counter-clockwise direction.

Step 4

Release the cursor to set the image to the desired rotation angle.

Step 5

While the rotation handle is simple to use, it can also be imprecise if you wish to rotate your image at a specific angle.

Right-click on the photo and select Image options.

In the Image options panel, you can set an actual numerical value for the angle you wish to rotate the selected image.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to learn how to rotate an image in Google Docs.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!