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 */



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.


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 value0deg
Applies toall elements
Computed valuean <angle>, rounded to the next quarter turn from 0deg and normalized, that is moduloing the value by 1turn
Animation typediscrete

Formal syntax

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


Orienting image from image data


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



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

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Chrome Full support 81Edge Full support 81Firefox Full support 26IE No support NoOpera Full support 67Safari Full support 13.1WebView Android Full support 81Chrome Android Full support 81Firefox Android Full support 26Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS Full support 13.4Samsung Internet Android No support No
flip & <angle>
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox No support 26 — 63IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android No support 26 — 63Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No


Full support
Full support
No support
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also