How to Flip or Mirror an Image in Google Docs?

Google Docs is famous for modifying the text and images in existing documents. These modifications include changing background images, flipping images, or editing text. The objective of this blog is to provide the guidelines to flip or mirror an image in Google Docs. It helps design posters, graphs, greeting cards, etc. 

Let’s start this guide.

How to Flip or Mirror an Image in Google Docs?

Google Docs offers an interesting feature to flip or mirror an image by utilizing the “Drawing” window. In this window, users can perform various operations to modify the image. For this purpose, an existing document is considered, as shown below.

Step 1: Select and Cut the Image

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To place the image in the Drawing window, press the right button of the mouse on the image that generates a dropdown list. In this list, select the “Cut” option or alternative shortcut key (Ctrl+X).

Step 2: Create a New Drawing and Paste the Image

Afterward, select the “New” button by hovering over the “Drawing” option. It comes from the “Insert” tab of the menu bar in Google Docs.

It navigates to the Drawing window on which you press the right click of the mouse and choose the “Paste” option or alternative shortcut key (Ctrl+V) in the window.

Now, you can choose either the horizontal or vertical flip.

Flip or Mirror an Image Horizontally

After that, select the “Actions” button in the toolbar of the Drawing window that can be seen in the below screenshot.

Choose the “Flip horizontally” option in the list after hovering over the “Rotate” option in the below figure.

Press the “Save and Close” option to insert the image into a current document.

Now, the user can verify that the image is flipped or mirrored horizontally in Google Docs.

Flip or Mirror an Image Vertically

Moreover, Google Docs offers another option of “Flip vertically” in the Drawing tool.

The image is vertically flipped, which can be seen in the below figure.

After pressing the “Save and Close” button in the Drawing, the updated image is inserted into Google Docs. It can be displayed in the below screenshot.

Good Luck! Today, you have experienced flipping or mirroring an image in Google Docs.

Conclusion

Google Docs provides the “Drawing” window to flip or mirror an image in the existing document. The window is accessed through the “Insert” tab in the menu bar. After opening the Drawing window, the user can select the “Flip horizontal” or “Flip vertical” options to manipulate the image. Hence, this post has given the practical implementation to flip or mirror an image in Google Docs.