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How To Flip a PDF Image Online for Free

by Hung Nguyen

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Various tools to flip PDF images; you can also extract images from PDF to rotate or embed back to PDF. No registration is required to use.

There are two common cases when it comes to flipping PDF images. Case one entails rotating a PDF image, where each page is an image itself. For this, you can use our rotate tool. On the other hand, if you need to rotate a single image, you can always extract the image from the PDF, rotate it with the free image editor that comes with your device, and insert it back into the PDF document.

How To Flip a PDF Image Online

  1. Upload the PDF file by dragging it into the box.

  2. Click “Left” or “Right” to flip vertically or horizontally.

  3. You can do this for each page or rotate them all at once.

  4. Click “Apply Changes” and download your rotated PDF!

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How to flip a PDF image with Smallpdf.

Rotating works like a charm if each page of the PDF file is an image itself. It doesn’t matter if you’ve exported a file to PDF format, or if it is a scanned PDF, the output will still be the same. Since you’re on a free PDF processing platform, try out our other 20+ tools to split, merge, and modify portable document formats—whatever it is that you need.

How To Flip a Separate Image?


This case is a bit more complex, as it can be difficult to edit a unique part or element of a PDF page. First, we’d recommend using the PDF to JPG tool to extract the image from the PDF file. When you upload a PDF to the image converter, choose to “Extract single images” rather than “Convert entire pages.”

Once you’ve done this, you can rotate the image on your PC from any image handling tool, such as Preview on Mac. Any computer should have a default image editor to crop or flip digital photos. And finally, you can insert the image back into the PDF file, using our Edit PDF tool. There are two articles that we’d suggest you read to help you with this:

  1. How to insert an image into a PDF - what you aim to achieve
  2. How to white-out content in a PDF - for cleaning up after the image insertion

Is Smallpdf Actually Free?


It may be hard to believe, but yes! Really! If you only need to flip a PDF image here and there, our website will stay free of charge for you to turn your pictures freely. We also offer Pro subscriptions to frequent users. If you’re not a Pro user and have used up your free usage, you can try our 7-day free trial for when you’re in dire need and don’t want to pay for an account or an expensive piece of enterprise software, such as Adobe Document Cloud/Adobe Acrobat.

Flip PDF Images for Free Online with Smallpdf


All of Smallpdf’s tools, including our rotate tool, are available anywhere on the internet, as we are a device and browser agnostic cloud platform, so whether you’re a Mac or Windows, Chrome or Firefox fan—we accept all!

For those of you without a secure internet connection 100% of the time, luckily, Pro subscribers can also flip PDF images offline via the Smallpdf Desktop App.

Hopefully, we’ve been able to help you get your work done! Happy flipping!


Flip PDF images of any size—we've got you covered.

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf