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How to Flip PDF Image Vertical and Horizontal Easily

Jane Zhou updated on Aug 30, 2023 | Home > PDF Editor Tutorials | min read

If the pages in your PDF document are not in the right orientation, you can rotate or flip them with some PDF editor. Then how about the PDF images? Is it difficult to flip PDF images?

Actually, flipping an image in PDF is as easy as flipping pages only if you have the right tools. Here in this article, we would like to share 3 easy-to-use PDF editors, which will help you flip any image in your PDF vertically or horizontally.

Part 1. How to Flip PDF Images on Windows

For flipping PDF images on Windows PC, an excellent Windows PDF editor will assist you in completing it. Here we take EaseUS PDF Editor as an example.

With an intuitive interface, this PDF editing software is easy to handle for all levels of users. Speaking of editing PDF images, it becomes easier with the help of this program. You can flexibly modify the pictures in PDF files, such as flip, rotate, rotate, send back or bring to front.

In addition, you are able to edit the whole PDF file effortlessly in the way you want:

  • Create a PDF from more than 10 file formats or vice versa
  • Insert text, images, bookmark, comment, or add shape to PDFs
  • Password protect PDF file to protect your information from unauthorized copying and viewing
  • Manage PDF pages by inserting, cropping, rotating, splitting, extracting, and many more
  • Make a new fillable PDF form quickly and easily

If you want to learn more features about this program, just download and try it.

Here's how to flip an image in PDF file on Windows:

Step 1. Launch this PDF editing program and click Open to import your target PDF file.

Import PDF file

Step 2. Click on the Edit option in the top toolbar, then find and select the image that you want to edit.

Click Edit

Step 3. Right-click on the image that you selected, then you will many options, including Copy(to extract), Cut, Crop, Flip, etc. Here, select the right one based on your needs.

Edit PDF image

Step 4. When you are satisfied with the edited images, click "File" > "Save" to export the file and save it on your computer.

Export PDF

Part 2. How to flip an Image in PDF on Mac

If you work with a Mac computer, there is still some software you can count on to flip your PDF images. Given the editing features and practicality, here we'd like to share Adobe PDF editing software with you.

This program can run perfectly on both Windows and Mac computers, and it has a great reputation all over the world. With this program, you are able to modify the text, add watermark to PDF, or convert PDF to other file formats in a short time. Those who only want to flip the PDF image will get the work done in no time. Next, we will show you how to flip the image with Adobe.

Step 1. Open your target PDF file in Adobe, and then click on the "Tools" > "Edit PDF" > "Edit" button in the toolbar.

Step 2. Navigate the images in your PDF and select the one you want to flip.

Step 3. In the right-hand panel, click on the "Flip Vertical" or "Flip Horizontal" button to edit your picture according to your needs.

Flip PDF images

Except that, you are also able to rotate, crop, and replace images flexibly.

Step 4. When the images in your PDF look good, you can export and save them on your computer.

Part 3. How to Flip Image Vertical/Horizontal Online for Free

Apart from offline PDF editing programs, there are most online tools you can use to flip pictures in your PDF. The biggest advantage of using online tools is that you don't need to download and install any software.

Among a number of online PDF programs, we pick out Smallpdf. It is free of charge for you to flip your pictures in PDFs. And this program allows you to import your file from your device or upload the file directly from Dropbox and Google Drive. Next, let's take a look at how easy it is to flip a picture in PDF online:

Step 1. Move to https://smallpdf.com/rotate-pdf, and click on "CHOOSE FILES" to upload the PDF file by dragging it into the purple toolbox.

Step 2. Click "LEFT" or "RIGHT" to flip your images vertically or horizontally. If you want to edit other pictures on other PDF pages, you also can repeat the operation.

Flip PDF picture online

Step 3. Once done, click "Apply Changes" and download the file to your computer.

Final Words

We have walked you through three simple yet effective ways to flip your PDF images on Windows and Mac.

For Windows users, EaseUS PDF Editor is a nice choice. It can satisfy most of your PDF editing and converting needs.

For Mac users, you can try Adobe Acrobat, which will help you flip images in PDF with simple steps.

If you don't want to install software, online tools like Smallpdf will solve your problems.

About the Author

author Jane Zhou

Jane Zhou

Jane is an experienced editor for EaseUS focused on tech blog writing. Familiar with all kinds of video/PDF editing and screen recording software on the market, she specializes in composing posts about recording and editing videos. All the topics she chooses are aimed at providing more instructive information to users.

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