Moving and Rotating Pictures in Your Facebook Photo Album - dummies

Moving and Rotating Pictures in Your Facebook Photo Album

By Carolyn Abram

After uploading the photos for your Facebook album, you have several editing options. You can move photos around, change any info you entered when you set up the album, and rotate your photos. All of these actions can be done fairly easily from the album view (the grid view of all the thumbnails in your album).

Above the top row of photos is a link to Edit Album, to the right of the little blue pencil icon.

This little pencil icon always indicates that you can edit something. Look for it throughout albums and at the top of your Profile for sections you can edit.

Click the Edit Album link to bring up the Edit Album box.


Chances are that if you added your photos in bulk, they don’t appear exactly in the right order. And it’s awkward when the photos of the sunset appear first, and the photos of your awesome day of adventure come afterward. To reorder photos, follow these steps:

  1. Hover your mouse over the photo you want to move.

    The usual mouse icon of an arrow changes to a compass-like shape. A similar image appears in the left corner of the photo you are highlighting.

  2. Click and hold the photo.

  3. While holding the mouse button down, drag the photo thumbnail to its correct place in the album.


    The other photos shift positions as you move your chosen photo.

  4. When the photo is in the spot you want, release the mouse button.

  5. Repeat with the next photo until your whole album is organized correctly.

No need to worry about saving. Facebook automatically saves the new order of your album.

Lots of times, photos wind up being sideways. It’s a result of turning your camera to take a vertical shot as opposed to a horizontal one. You don’t have to settle for this:

  1. From the album view, click the photo you want to rotate.

    This opens the photo viewer. In the bottom-right corner of the bottom section of the viewer, you’ll see two rotation icons: one to turn counterclockwise, and one to turn clockwise.

  2. Click either icon to turn your photo 90 degrees in that direction.

    You may have to click it more than once to actually get it properly oriented.