To rotate a video or image by 90° or 180° in your Create project, select the clip in the timeline so that a Transform menu appears in the top left. Under ROTATE, click the left or right arrows. See below for a step by step guide with images.

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How to rotate a video

First, start a Create project and add your video or image file to the project's media library, then:

1. Drag and drop the video or image into the timeline

If it's not already there, drag and drop the video or image from the media library into the timeline at the bottom of your project.

2. Click on the clip in the timeline to reveal the Transform menu

The clip will be highlighted when selected and a menu will appear in the top left.

3. In the Transform menu, click the left or right arrow

In the Transform menu under ROTATE, click on the right arrow to rotate your video clockwise 90 degrees, or the left arrow to rotate counterclockwise 90 degrees.

NOTE: a label saying 90° Right or 90° Left appears when you hover over an arrow.

Your video will instantly rotate when you click the arrows:

To rotate the video 180° so it is upside-down, simply click one of the arrows twice. 

NOTE: You can also flip videos or images horizontally and vertically using the FLIP icons. See this flipping videos article for more information.

4. Close the Transform window

Once you are finished rotating the clip, close the Transform menu by clicking the X in the top right (or by deselecting the clip).

5. Save your final video

If you're finished editing and would like to save the video or videos in your timeline to your computer, click the Export video button in the top right. For more information see: exporting your video.

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Undoing a rotation change

You can return the video to its original state at any time by selecting it in the timeline again and clicking arrows until it is returned to its original rotation.

Alternatively, drag and drop the original video into your timeline again from your media library.

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Try it out

Ready to get started? Head straight to Create to try it out for yourself:

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