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The image-orientation CSS property describes how to correct the default orientation of an image.

image-orientation: 0deg;
image-orientation: 6.4deg;     /* Rounded to 0deg */
image-orientation: -90deg;     /* Equivalent to 270deg, its normalized
                                  computed value */
image-orientation: from-image; /* Use EXIF data from the image */
image-orientation: 90deg flip; /* Rotate 90deg, and flip it horizontally */
image-orientation: flip;       /* No rotation, only applies a
                                  horizontal flip */

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

Note:

  • This property is not intended to perform arbitrary rotation on an image, but to correct erroneous orientation. That's why it is rounded to the nearest quarter of a turn.
  • Similarly this property is not intended to handle the layout -> portrait changing. As image-orientation affects only images, it won't work: the changes must happen at the layout-level.

Initial value0deg
Applies toall elements
Inheritedyes
Mediavisual
Computed valuean <angle>, rounded to the next quarter turn from 0deg and normalized, that is moduloing the value by 1turn
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

Values

from-image
The EXIF information contained in the image will be used to rotate the image appropriately.
<angle>
The <angle> of rotation to apply to the image. It is rounded to the nearest 90deg (0.25turn).
flip
The image is flipped horizontally, that is reflected, after the rotation given by the <angle> value. If no <angle> is given, 0deg is used.

Formal syntax

from-image | <angle> | [ <angle>? flip ]

Example

CSS content

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

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Image Values and Replaced Content Module Level 4
The definition of 'image-orientation' in that specification.
Working Draft The from-image and flip keywords have been added.
CSS Image Values and Replaced Content Module Level 3
The definition of 'image-orientation' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support 26 (26) No support No support No support
from-image No support 26 (26) No support No support No support
flip No support 26 (26) No support No support No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support 26.0 (26) 1.2 (26) No support No support No support
from-image No support 26.0 (26) 1.2 (26) No support No support No support
flip No support 26.0 (26) 1.2 (26) No support No support No support

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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