I am using MiKTeX on Windows 7.

I am trying to vertically flip a figure that is a component of a multi-EPS figure. The method I use is \scalebox as follows.

\documentclass{article}      % Specifies the document class

\newcommand{\ip}[2]{(#1, #2)}
                         % Defines \ip{arg1}{arg2} to mean
                         % (arg1, arg2).



\parskip 6pt


\centerline{(a) \hspace{3.5in} (b)}
\centerline{(c) \hspace{3.5in} (d)}



My problem is that it flips the figure around the bottom of the figure. I would like it to flip around the middle of the figure so that there is no net translation. How do I do that?

  • 1
    How about \rotatebox{<angle>}{<content>}?
    – azetina
    Dec 2, 2013 at 22:33
  • 1
    Does \rotatebox flip or just rotate? Thanks. Dec 2, 2013 at 22:37
  • Well I suppose if you rotate it will eventually simulate a flip, right?
    – azetina
    Dec 2, 2013 at 22:38
  • 1
    Not really. If you flip a clock face around the horizontal axis, the 9 would still be on the left and the 3 on the right. If you rotate it by 180 degrees, the 3 will be on the left and the 9 on the right. The "angle=" effects rotation. It's like turning a transparency over. No amount of rotation will have the same effect. Dec 2, 2013 at 22:40
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    True true. I take it back. Possibly a combination of \reflectbox{<content>} and \rotatebox
    – azetina
    Dec 2, 2013 at 23:04

2 Answers 2


How about this?

ABC \reflectbox{\rotatebox[origin=c]{180}{ABC}}



We want to use tikz for every thing ;-)

ABC \tikz[baseline=(a.north)]\node[yscale=-1,inner sep=0,outer sep=0](a){ABC};

\includegraphics[width=3cm]{example-image} \tikz[baseline=(a.north)]\node[yscale=-1,inner sep=0,outer sep=0](a){\includegraphics[width=3cm]{example-image}};

enter image description here

  • Are you waiting for the omnipotent PSTricks solution? :-) Dec 3, 2013 at 1:50
  • @DonutE.Knot Why not? ;-)
    – user11232
    Dec 3, 2013 at 2:20
  • @DonutE.Knot Show us all. I love learning different ways.
    – azetina
    Dec 4, 2013 at 0:04
  • Here is one at tex.stackexchange.com/a/312887/18678
    – Khaaba
    Jun 3, 2016 at 14:59

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