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How to Rotate an Image in Google Sheets (Easiest Way in 2024)

May 8, 2024

How to Rotate an Image in Google Sheets

Rotating an image in Google Sheets is not as straightforward as in some other applications, because Google Sheets primarily focuses on data management rather than image editing. However, you can still follow the steps below which is a workaround to rotate an image in Google Sheets.

1. Insert a New Drawing to Rotate an Image

First, navigate to the menu bar, select "Insert", and then click on "Drawing" to open the drawing dialog.

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2. Upload the Image into the Drawing Tool

Within the drawing dialog, click on the image icon to add an image. You can upload from your computer, search the web, select from your Google Drive, Google Photos, or paste a URL.

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3. Rotate the Image Using the Drawing Tool

After uploading, select the image by clicking on it. Look for the rotation handle at the top of the image.

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Click and drag this handle to rotate your image to the desired angle.

4. Save the Rotated Image to Your Sheet

Once you've rotated the image to your liking, click "Save and Close" at the top right of the drawing dialog. This action inserts the rotated image into your Google Sheets document.

5. Adjust the Position and Size of the Rotated Image

Drag the image to position it where you want on your sheet. To adjust the size, click on the image to select it, then drag any of the square resizing handles.

We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to rotate an image in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to use square root in Google Sheets or our article on how to insert text boxes in Google Sheets.

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