Resize, Rotate, or Flip an Image

Customize the size and orientation of an image before sharing to an application or website.

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Change the size and orientation of an image to:

  • Match the recommended image resolution to insert an image into a website.
  • Adjust the image size to insert into a specific area in a document.
  • Adjust the image orientation to create a printed document.

Resize an Image

Example of resized image

Note: After resizing an image, you cannot move or edit flattened objects in the image.

  1. In Snagit Editor, select Image > Resize Image.
  2. Select an option from the Units dropdown:
    Resize image options on Windows Resize image options on Mac
    • Percent: Scale image based on a percentage of the current image size.
    • Pixels: Scale image based on screen pixels.
    • Inches: Scale image based on inches.
    • Centimeters: Scale image based on centimeters.
  3. Enter a Width and Height based on the selected unit. Click the Aspect ratio lock icon icon to enter units at a different aspect ratio.

    Note: Changing the aspect ratio may blur or skew the image.

  4. Click Advanced (Windows) and adjust additional options as needed:
    • Resolution (Windows): Set the density of pixels in an image. Resolution is measured in DPI (dots per inch).
    • Pixel Density (Mac): Set the density of pixels in an image. Pixel density is measured in pixels per inch. Enter 1 to show all pixels.
    • Use Resampling (Windows): Change the number of pixels in an image. Enable resampling to add pixels to an image. Disable resampling to remove unnecessary pixels which can decrease the file size.

      Note: Use other resizing options before enabling Use Resampling as this option can permanently degrade the quality of the image.

  5. Click the Apply button.

Note: The magnify option displays a zoomed in view of the image on the Canvas, but does not resize the actual image.
Magnify image options

Rotate an Image

Example of rotated image

Note: After rotating an image, you cannot move or edit flattened objects in the image.

In Snagit Editor:

  • Windows: Select Image > Rotate > select a rotate option.
    Rotate image menu on Windows
    • Clockwise: Rotate image 90 degrees clockwise.
    • Counter Clockwise: Rotate image 90 degrees counter clockwise.
    • 180 Degrees: Rotate image 180 degrees.
    • Custom Angle: Enter a custom angle in degrees. The angle entered must be a positive integer.
  • Mac: Select Image > Rotate Image. Select a rotate option in the new dialog that appears.
    Rotate image dialog on Mac
    • Enter a custom angle in degrees. The angle entered must be a positive integer.
    • Click and drag the control in the circle to rotate the image clockwise or counter clockwise.
    • Click the rotate button to rotate the image clockwise in 90 degree integers.

Flip an Image

Note: If you select the flip option, Snagit also flips text and annotations within the image.

In Snagit Editor, select Image > Arrange > select a flip option:

  • Flip Vertical: Flips the image in the vertical direction (top to bottom).
    Example of vertical flipped image
  • Flip Horizontal: Flips the image in the horizontal direction (left to right) to create a mirror image.
    Example of horizontal flipped image