Mirror Image Photos? How to Flip Pictures with iOS 13

We've all experienced taking a selfie and realizing that the finished product was not the mirror image we expected; even though the Camera app's flipped selfies are accurate photos, it looks strange. Now, with iOS 13 and iPad OS, we can flip mirror images around inside the Photos app. It's as simple as going to the Photos app, selecting the cropping tool inside the Edit screen of an image, and tapping the flip tool icon to get the picture you wanted. Let's get started with how to use the Photos app on your iPhone and iPad to flip your images so they look how you'd hoped they would. 

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How to Flip Your Pictures in the iOS 13 & iPad OS Photos App:

Before iOS 13 and the iPad OS, flipping photos required a third-party app. With the release of the new OS, the flip tool is included in the Photos app so that you can create a mirror image without all the extra steps.

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Open the image you want to flip.
  3. Tap Edit in the top right corner.
  4. In the Edit screen, select the crop icon.
     

     
  5. Tap the flip tool icon on the top left to flip your image horizontally.​


     
  6. Now your picture is flipped and ready for you to share with the world!
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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.