After copying a selection of photos to your Windows 7 machine over from a memory stick or digital camera, you might find that you need to rotate some photographs that were taken in portrait view into a landscape view orientation, and vice-versa.
One way to do this is to right-click a photo in Explorer and choose "Rotate clockwise" or "Rotate counterclockwise" as desired, as shown below:
Rotating a photo in Windows 7 via the right-click Explorer menu
Or, double-click the photograph to open up the Windows Photo Viewer. From here you can click on one of the two rotating arrows at the bottom of the window to rotate the photograph, as shown below:
Rotating a photo in Windows 7 via the Windows Photo Viewer
If you pause on one of these two arrows long enough you should learn a new trick. If you want to keep your hands on the keyboard and still rotate photos, just press Ctrl + . (hold down the Ctrl key while pressing the period) to rotate a photo clockwise, or Ctrl + , (hold down the Ctrl key while pressing the comma) to rotate a photo counterclockwise.
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