Why mirror an image?
In photography image mirroring is a process of creating a reversed copy of an image across the either vertical or horizontal axis. Flipping the image horizontally will create a mirror reflection effect while flipping it vertically will be similar to an object's reflection in the water, also known as a water reflection effect. Normally, image flipping maintains a quality of the original picture as the internal pixel information will be unchanged, except the order pixels are arranged in.
The most common application of mirroring is selfies. Have you ever been disappointed considering how most of the front cameras flip selfies after they are taken? That's when you can flip selfies back to usual appearance. Another application of the mirror effect is creating fancy pictures, for example, of someone looking at identical copy of himself within the same picture.
And last but not least, mirroring a photo might improve its composition. Due to the theory, human eyes perceive visual information better while moving from the left to right. Consider reversing your photo horizontally to reveal the story behind the frame in a natural order. Similarly, you can reverse the photo vertically to improve the appearance of abstract scenery to the viewer's eyes.
Mirror an image online effortlessly
Image mirroring isn't rocket science, after all. There is plenty of free and paid software that reverse images but require installation. However, we have a better solution to help mirror the image online. With ResizePixel's free photo flipping tool you can mirror GIF, PNG, WEBP, JPG, BMP and TIFF images effortlessly. Flip a photo on iPhone, Android or on any other device, and all that right in your browser!
How to mirror an image?
- To mirror an image online, upload it to ResizePixel's website.
- Choose an option to mirror the image either horizontally or vertically.
- Apply the chosen option and get the result file on Download page.
ResizePixel is a free, mobile-friendly and simple service to mirror pictures online. It is built based on modern technologies to offer outstanding performance and keep files, uploaded to our website, private to anyone else.