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Normally, when you shoot with a modern camera, or a phone like this, the internal sensors can tell if the camera is being held this way, or this way. So that's why the pictures will automatically, generally, be rotated correctly. However, if you scan an image, or if for some reason, maybe you were laying down when you took the picture, there are things that can create instances where the photos aren't properly rotated. Here is how to fix it. In the Quick Fixes mode, I could just click the Rotate button, and you see that the image rotates.
Now, that's a really straightforward process. And even though this picture is rotated correctly, I might want to rotate it just for purposes of where I'm going to put it, like I want to make a vertical, or a portrait orientation. Now, you'll notice that as we rotate images here, when we go to the next image, it will save that change. That clicking will go ahead and rotate. If you hold down the Option key, you'll see that rotates the other direction. Now, this is totally a preference that you could change on your own by pressing Command+Comma, you can go ahead and bring up the Preferences window, and you'll see that you can assign the default rotation.
Holding down the Option key will reverse it, if you see fit.
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