How to Flip a Picture Vertically in Google Slides

Flipping an image vertically in Google Slides is easy and only takes a few clicks. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to flip a picture vertically in Google Slides.

Why Flip an Image Vertically

There are a few reasons why you may want to flip an image vertically in a Google Slides presentation:

  • The image is upside down and needs to be rotated 180 degrees. Flipping vertically will correct the orientation.
  • You want to create a mirror image effect, with the left and right sides swapped.
  • Creative preference for the layout or visual appeal of the slide. Sometimes an image just looks better when flipped.

Flipping vertically basically takes the top half of the image and moves it to the bottom, and vice versa. This creates a mirrored version of the original.

How to Flip an Image Vertically in Google Slides

Follow these simple steps to flip a picture vertically in Google Slides:

1. Insert the Image

First, insert the image you want to flip into your presentation if you haven’t already. You can insert an image from your computer, Google Drive, by URL, or search the web directly within Slides.

2. Select the Image

Click on the image to select it. Sizing handles will appear around the edges once it is selected.

3. Click the Arrange Tab

In the toolbar at the top, click on the Arrange tab. This will open a drop-down menu.

4. Select Flip Vertically

In the drop-down menu, click on Rotate > Flip vertically.

Flip vertically option in Google Slides

That’s it! The image will now be flipped top to bottom.

5. Adjust Size (Optional)

If the size and position of the image need to be adjusted after flipping, simply click and drag the sizing handles on the edges and corners. Hold shift while resizing to retain proportional dimensions.

And you’re done – the image is now flipped vertically in Google Slides!

Tips for Flipping Images

Here are some additional tips when flipping images in Google Slides:

  • You can also flip an image horizontally by selecting Rotate > Flip horizontally instead. This will mirror the image left and right.
  • If you want to rotate an image without flipping, use the other rotate options like Rotate 90° clockwise.
  • Flipping an image does not affect the original. You can always flip it back or reset the rotations.
  • Try flipping images in shapes to create cool effects. The image will conform to the shape boundaries.
  • Use flip to create symmetrical layouts by duplicating and flipping images across a center point.
  • For more advanced image editing, you may need a dedicated photo editing program like Photoshop.
  • You can crop, add filters, adjust transparency and more after flipping using the Format options tab.
  • When inserting web images, check the usage rights if you plan to publicly share or print your presentation.
  • To delete an image, click it and press the Delete key. This will remove it from the slide and presentation.


Flipping images vertically in Google Slides only takes a few clicks, but can make a big difference in the layout and visual appearance of your slides. Now that you know how to flip images like a pro, you can start enhancing your next presentation.

Remember to take advantage of all the arrangement tools available for images. This includes flipping horizontally, rotating, cropping, adding filters and effects, and more. With some creative flair, you can turn your Google Slides presentations into truly eye-catching visual stories.