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 likely to be deprecated in the near future, with its functionality 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 as of FF63.

/* 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 */
Initial value 0deg
Applies to all elements
Inherited yes
Media visual
Computed value an <angle>, rounded to the next quarter turn from 0deg and normalized, that is moduloing the value by 1turn
Animation type discrete
Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar



Default initial value. Will not apply any additional image rotation: the image is oriented as encoded or as other CSS property values dictate.
The EXIF information contained in the image will be 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.

Formal syntax

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

Usage notes

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.



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



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

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No ? 26 No No No
flip & <angle> No ? 26 — 63 No No No
Android webview Chrome for Android Edge Mobile Firefox for Android Opera for Android iOS Safari Samsung Internet
Basic support No ? ? 26 No No No
flip & <angle> No ? ? 26 — 63 No No No

See also

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