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How to Rotate RealPlayer

Updated July 20, 2017

RealPlayer is a program that allows you to organise your digital media, including video and digital images. When you click to edit an image in RealPlayer, it will open in your default image editor, where you can rotate your image according to your preference. When you open the image again in RealPlayer, it will be rotated.

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  1. Open RealPlayer. Find the image you would like to rotate in your RealPlayer album. If your image is not in your album, click on the "RealPlayer" button in the top-left corner of your screen. Select "File," then select "Add Media." Click on the image you want to rotate and click "Open." When the image opens, place your mouse cursor over the image and click on the "Edit" button that appears at the bottom of the image. Your image will open in your default image editor.

  2. If your image opens in Microsoft Paint, click on the "Rotate Image" button in the top-left corner of the screen. A menu will pop down with several options to rotate the image. Click the option that will rotate the image in the direction you want it rotated. Save the image by clicking the floppy-disk image in the top-right corner of the screen. When you open your image in RealPlayer, it will be rotated.

  3. If your image opens in Windows Photo Viewer, rotate it with the "Rotate Clockwise" or "Rotate Counterclockwise" buttons located on the bottom of the screen. Remember to save your image before closing Windows Photo Viewer.

  4. Tip

    You cannot rotate video with RealPlayer. However, you can rotate video with video editing software and then play it back using RealPlayer. Windows Live Movie Maker can rotate video and is available for free from Microsoft's website (see Resources). After you use video editing software to rotate your video, your video should play back in RealPlayer rotated. Make sure to save your images or videos after you rotate them.

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Things You'll Need

  • RealPlayer (version 14.0 or later)

About the Author

Bryan Saxton has been a professional freelance writer for more than eight years. A former reporter for the "Oregon Daily Emerald" and a former ITC employee, Saxton holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from the University of Oregon School of Journalism.

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