- Rotating Photo with Trackpad???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Zoidberg79, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Zoidberg79 macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2012
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Hello all,

    Before I start here are the specs of my iMac:

    El Cap 10.11.4 Version 1.5 (370.42.0)

    Late 2012 i7
    16GB Ram
    3TB Fusion
    GTX680MX 2GB
    First Gen Trackpad (Recently replaced batteries)
    Apple USB keyboard with Num pad

    I was looking through my library and came across some photos that need to be rotated 90º. I strongly remember that I used to do this in iPhoto using the "rotate" gesture on my Magic Trackpad.

    I tried this but no luck. I did some googling and found several references in Apples own documentation that you can do the rotate gesture in In fact, it is listed as a feature in the help menu.

    In order to make sure the problem was not with how I was doing the gesture I opened a photo in Preview and could rotate it all day long. No problem.

    My question, has anyone else managed to get the rotate gesture to work on

    Please note that I KNOW you can rotate in the edit menu but I would prefer the lazy old way of using the rotate gesture.

    All comments welcome.
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2014
    I think it got the axe, like many features in the new app. The help only refers to the regular rotation:
    You can also use ⌘ + R for counterclockwise and ALT + ⌘ + R for clockwise rotation.

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