As I noted when I Bought My First iPhone App, there is no built-in way to totate images on the iPhone.
Apple probably never thought of it because rotating images on the iPhone makes them quite small. It is both better and simpler just to swivel the iPhone itself depending on whether the image is landscape or portrait. On the other hand, what if you want to insert the image into an email or, in my case, a blog post? Landscape images come out sideways. Initially, to get around this, I needed to download the image onto your computer and rotate it there. What a pain! Managing all those downloaded images and then getting them onto the blog or into email is just unnecessary.
There is a $0.99 app on the iPhone that does this one thing and does it well. It rotates images. Called Photo Rotate, this well-named app from Andrew Bednarz does an elegant job. The interface is simple and well laid out. In the current release, you can choose both clockwise and counterclockwise rotation as well as horizontal or vertical flips.
Although the font could be a bit bigger, the light-on-dark color scheme and the simple, uncluttered layout make this a very accessible app. With a few easy clicks, I rotate and save screen shots for these reviews in just a few seconds.
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Read more about iPhone accessibility here.