4.12. Flip

Fig. 14.157. Flip tool

Flip tool

The Flip tool provides the ability to flip layers or selections either horizontally or vertically. When a selection is flipped, a new layer with a Floating Selection is created. You can use this tool to create reflections.

4.12.1. Activating the Tool

You can access the Flip Tool in different ways:

  • From the image menu bar Tools/ Transform Tools Flip,

  • By clicking the tool icon: in Toolbox,

  • by using the Shift+F key combination.

4.12.2. Key modifiers (Defaults)


Ctrl lets you change the modes between horizontal and vertical flipping.

4.12.3. Options

Fig. 14.158. Flip Tool Options

„Flip Tool” Options

Normally, tool options are displayed in a window attached under the Toolbox as soon as you activate a tool. If they are not, you can access them from the image menu bar through WindowsDockable WindowsTool Options which opens the option window of the selected tool.

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These options are described in Transform tools common options.

Flip Type

The Tool Toggle settings control flipping in either a Horizontal or Vertical direction. This toggle can also be switched using Ctrl.

[Notă] Notă

These options are described in Transform tools common options.

Using Guides

With GIMP-2.10, you can use guides as flipping axis, instead of the default layer center: place a guide, open Flip tool and click on the guide.

On the left: original image with a guide activated.

On the right: result with Clipping option = Clip.