How to Rotate Movies in iPhoto

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How to Rotate Movies in iPhoto
Videos opened in the iPhoto software can display sideways or upside-down. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

iPhoto is a tool for managing and editing photos and video on the Mac operating system. The software is capable of producing photo books, greeting cards and slideshows using your own images or footage. You may find that, after importing video to iPhoto, your subjects are appearing sideways or upside down. Use a combination of QuickTime Pro and iPhoto to rotate the video.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • QuickTime Pro

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  1. 1

    Open the QuickTime Pro software and click "File," then "Open" from the main menu.

  2. 2

    Select the file from its location on your computer and click "Open."

  3. 3

    Click "Window," then "Show Movie Properties" from the main menu.

  4. 4

    Click the "Visual Settings" tab.

  5. 5

    Click the right and left arrows next to "Flip/Rotate" to rotate your video clockwise or anticlockwise.

  6. 6

    Click "File," then "Save as" from the main menu. Name your newly rotated video, select a location for it on your computer and click "Save."

  7. 7

    Open your iPhoto software. Click "File," then "Open" from the main menu. Double-click the video file you just saved to open it. The video will appear correctly rotated in iPhoto.

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