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image-orientation

Deprecated
This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The image-orientation CSS property specifies a layout-independent correction to the orientation of an image. It should not be used for any other orientation adjustments; instead, the transform property should be used with the rotate <transform-function>.

Warning: This property is deprecated in the specification. Its functionality may be moved into properties on the <img> and/or <picture> elements, with the possible exception of from-image. The flip and <angle> values were made obsolete in Firefox 63.

/* 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: unset;

/* Obsolete Values. Obsolete since Gecko 63 */
image-orientation: 90deg; /* Rotate 90deg */
image-orientation: 90deg flip; /* Rotate 90deg, and flip it horizontally */ 
image-orientation: flip; /* No rotation, only applies a horizontal flip */

Syntax

Values

none
Does not apply any additional image rotation; the image is oriented as encoded or as other CSS property values dictate.
from-image
Default initial value. The EXIF information contained in the image is used to rotate the image appropriately.
<angle> Obsolete since Gecko 63
The <angle> of rotation to apply to the image. It is rounded to the nearest 90deg (0.25turn).
flip Obsolete since Gecko 63
The image is flipped horizontally (i.e., reflected) after the rotation given by the <angle> value is applied. If no <angle> is given, 0deg is used.

Description

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 value 0deg
Applies to all elements
Inherited yes
Computed value an <angle>, rounded to the next quarter turn from 0deg and normalized, that is moduloing the value by 1turn
Animation type discrete

Formal syntax

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

Examples

Orienting image from image data

CSS

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

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Images Module Level 3
The definition of 'image-orientation' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
image-orientation 81 81 26 No 67 13.1
flip & <angle> No No 26 — 63 No No No
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
image-orientation 81 81 26 No 13.4 13.0
flip & <angle> No No 26 — 63 No No No

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/image-orientation