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# Rotate Bitmap

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Rotate bitmap

## Introduction

Today, I will guide a snippet code to create a new bitmap by rotating an original bitmap by using Canvas.

Besides that, if you want to cut bitmap, please refer to this tip. And if you want to combine many bitmaps into one, please refer to this tip.

## Using the Code

To rotate bitmap by using canvas, focus on the function below:

C#
public void drawBitmap (Bitmap bitmap, Matrix matrix, Paint paint)

The main point to rotate is matrix, with method:

Java
matrix.postRotate(angle, x, y);
• angle: the angle will be rotated
• x,y: the coordinate of anchor point to rotate on

With the above explanation, to rotate bitmap with anchor point as center, anchor point will be (bitmap.width/2, bitmap.height/2).

Java
private Bitmap rotateBitmap(float angle) {
Bitmap bitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeResource(getResources(),
R.drawable.original);
Bitmap rotateBitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(bitmap.getWidth(),
bitmap.getHeight(), Config.ARGB_8888);
Canvas canvas = new Canvas(rotateBitmap);
Matrix matrix = new Matrix();
matrix.postRotate(angle, bitmap.getWidth() / 2, bitmap.getHeight() / 2);
canvas.drawBitmap(bitmap, matrix, null);
return rotateBitmap;
}

And rotate bitmap with anchor point is (left, top), anchor point will be (0, 0)

Java
private Bitmap rotate(Bitmap bitmap, float angle) {
Bitmap rotateBitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(bitmap.getWidth(),
bitmap.getHeight(), Config.ARGB_8888);
Canvas canvas = new Canvas(rotateBitmap);
Matrix matrix = new Matrix();
matrix.postRotate(angle, 0, 0);
canvas.drawBitmap(bitmap, matrix, new Paint());
return rotateBitmap;
}

## History

• 2013-08-27: Created
• 2013-08-27: Updated to clear more about the anchor point, following the comment from users

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