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date: 13 June 2024

flipped image 

A Dictionary of Media & Communication

Daniel Chandler,

Rod Munday

1. (reverted image, flopped image) An image that has been laterally reversed, so that the right-hand side is now on the left. Photographers sometimes flip images, subjectively judging the flipped version to be more effective. This seems to be based partly on the assumption of left to right reading: either because (as, for instance, in athletics photographs) speed is thought to be phenomenally greater when the direction of action matches this ... ...

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