The image-orientation CSS property specifies a layout-independent correction to the orientation of an image.

/* keyword values */
image-orientation: none;
image-orientation: from-image; /* Use EXIF data from the image */

/* Global values */
image-orientation: inherit;
image-orientation: initial;
image-orientation: revert;
image-orientation: revert-layer;
image-orientation: unset;




Does not apply any additional image rotation; the image is oriented as encoded or as other CSS property values dictate.


Default initial value. The EXIF information contained in the image is used to rotate the image appropriately.


This property is intended only to be used for the purpose of correcting the orientation of images which were shot with the camera rotated. It should not be used for arbitrary rotations. For any purpose other than correcting an image's orientation due to how it was shot or scanned, use a transform property with the rotate keyword to specify rotation. This includes any user-directed changes to the orientation of the image, or changes required for printing in portrait versus landscape orientation.

If used in conjunction with other CSS properties, such as a <transform-function>, any image-orientation rotation is applied before any other transformations.

Formal definition

Initial valuefrom-image
Applies toall elements
Computed valuean <angle>, rounded to the next quarter turn from 0deg and normalized, that is moduloing the value by 1turn
Animation typediscrete

Formal syntax

image-orientation = 
from-image |
none |
[ <angle> || flip ]


Orienting image from image data

The following image has been rotated through 180 degrees, and the image-orientation property is used to correct its orientation based on the EXIF data in the image. By changing the image-orientation to none you can see the effect of the property.


#image {
  image-orientation: from-image; /* Can be changed in the live sample */



CSS Images Module Level 3
# the-image-orientation

Browser compatibility

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See also