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How to Change a Picture From Portrait to Landscape in Paint

Photography is not just a hobby, it’s an art. And with the advent of cell phones, taking pictures has become more and more accessible to everyone. So much so that your phone camera may be the only one you ever need! But sometimes we want to edit our photos- crop them, change their orientation or anything else- before posting them on social media sites like Instagram or Facebook.
If you’re curious how to do this in Microsoft Paint, then read on!

How to Change a Picture from Portrait to Landscape in Paint?

To change a picture from portrait to landscape in Paint, first open the image with Ctrl + O. Now right-click on the image and click on “Format Picture…” In the window that opens up, you will see two boxes in the “Size” section. Click on the box that says “Horizontal,” and change the width to 100%. The height will automatically be changed too so you don’t need to worry about it. Now click “OK” at the bottom of this window. Your picture should now appear in landscape, rather than portrait!

Here is how you change the orientation of an image from portrait mode to landscape mode:

1. Open up Microsoft Paint, and select File > New… 2. On the new window that pops up, select “Portrait” under Orientation, then click OK. 3. Select what you want your picture to be cropped like (4×6 inches or some other size), and click OK again. 4. Go back into File > New… 5. Click on “Landscape” under Orientation this time around, then choose your desired size for the crop area.”

*Note: this blog post is about how to change a picture from portrait mode to landscape mode in Microsoft Paint.


1. Open your picture in Paint
2. Click on the image and drag it to the top left corner of the screen
3. Click on “Rotate” at the top of your screen, then click “Landscape”
4. Save and print!

How can I change a portrait photo to landscape online?

“Have you ever wanted to turn your portrait photo into a landscape? Well, I found this great article on the internet that will teach you how to do it in just 4 simple steps. The blog post is written by someone who has experience with editing photos and they have even provided screenshots so you can follow along! I hope my advice helps!”

There are many ways to do this, but the easiest is by using a photo editor. To save yourself time and effort you can use Google Photos.

1. Find a portrait photo that you want to turn into landscape
2. Open the image in Photoshop or another editing software
3. Select Image > Rotate Canvas > 90 degrees CCW (counter-clockwise)
4. Save your changes and upload the new version of your photo online!
5. If you’re not sure how to do this, here are some tutorials for different programs on YouTube!
6. Remember to share this blog post with friends who might need it too! 🙂