Learn how to insert an image of your choice into a PDF file on your PC or Mac. If you do not have an Adobe Acrobat Pro subscription, you can download the free trial version of the software and use it for free for 7 days. If you'd rather not use Acrobat, you can use a free web-based PDF editor called SmallPDF.
Method 1 of 2: Using Adobe Acrobat Pro
Step 1. Open your PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Pro
Find and double-click on the PDF file you want to edit on your computer.
- To add photos to a PDF in Acrobat, you must have a software subscription. If you haven't yet installed and don't have an Acrobat Pro subscription, click here to sign up for the 7-day free trial.
- If Acrobat is not your default application for PDF files, right-click on the file, select Open with, then select Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Step 2. Click the Tools tab
It's located at the top left of Acrobat Pro. The toolbar will open.
Step 3. Click Edit PDF on the toolbar
This option will allow you to add new texts and images to your PDF file.
Step 4. Click Add Image
It's on the right of the toolbar. A new dialog box will open and allow you to select the image you want to insert.
Step 5. Select the desired image and click Open
The image will be inserted into the file.
Step 6. Click where you want to insert your image
It now appears in your file. If you need to move it, click and drag it to the desired location.
Step 7. Drag the corners of the image to resize it
Click and drag the corners of the image inward or outward to make your image larger or smaller.
- You can also use the image editing tools on the right panel under Objects. You can choose Symmetry, Rotation and Crop.
Step 8. Save your PDF file
Press ⌘ Command + S (Mac) or Control + S (PC) to save your PDF. The updated version of the PDF is now saved on your computer.
Method 2 of 2: Using an online PDF editor on a PC or Mac
Step 1. Navigate to the SmallPDF site
If you want to insert an image into an existing PDF file, you can do so for free using an online PDF editor like Smallpdf.com.
This method will allow you to add an image to your PDF. You will not be able to change the text or formatting of the file
Step 2. Click Choose File
This is in the blue box at the top of the screen.
Step 3. Choose your PDF and click Open
The PDF will open in your browser.
Step 4. Scroll to where to insert your image
Step 5. Click the image icon in the toolbar
It looks like a small photograph and is located at the top left of the page.
Step 6. Select an image and click Open
A translucent version of your image will be inserted into the page.
Step 7. Click once with your mouse to position the image
The image will take shape.
If you need to move your image, click and drag it wherever you want
Step 8. Drag the corners of the image to resize it
When you pull one of the corners outward, the image enlarges. Pulling them inward will reduce its size.
Step 9. Click the blue Download button
It is located at the top right of the page. The new version of your PDF is then downloaded to your computer.
- You may need to choose a save location and click Save to download your file.