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How to Insert Picture into PDF

2020-09-08 10:05:19 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

A colleague sends you an image attachment along with a PDF that simply says: "Please insert picture into PDF". Now, you're in a panic because you're worried about how to insert a picture into PDF documents, how to do it without affecting the layout of the document, and other issues you might face. Don't worry, this article shows you clear steps to insert a picture into a PDF file using PDFelement, a powerful PDF editor with a friendly user interface.

Method 1: How to Insert Picture in PDF

The first method uses the Add Image function in PDFelement to insert a picture into PDF. It's a simple, three-step process that will take you less than a minute to execute. Let's look at the process in detail:

Step 1: Open your PDF File

After you download and install the software on your PC, click the "Open File" button to import the document into the program.

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Step 2: Click the "Add Image" Icon under the Edit Menu

Click and go to the "Edit" tab, under which you'll see an image icon for "Add Image". The tooltip when you mouseover the icon will say, "Insert picture to the document".

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Step 3: Select and Insert Picture to PDF

Choose the image you want to insert into the PDF file and hit the "Open" button. This will insert the image into your file. You can then position it where you want and resize it to fit the content.

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Note: Don't worry about the layout being affected because PDFelement will automatically adjust the layout to make the image fit into the chosen position without making the surrounding content look odd or funny.


Method 2: How to Insert Picture to PDF

The second method uses a slightly different approach for the "Insert picture into PDF" action. This is also done from within the document. The process is as follows:

Step 1: Go to the Edit Tab

With the document open, click on the "Edit" tab and then click the "Edit" icon in the ribbon toolbar.

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Step 2: Select Area to Insert Picture to PDF

Next, choose where you want the image to go and right-click once you've made your area selection. Choose "Add Image" in the contextual menu.

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Step 3: Insert Picture into PDF

Finally, choose the image in Explorer and click "Open" to insert the picture into the PDF selected area.

how to insert picture in pdf

Both these methods allow you to conveniently insert a picture into PDF documents wherever you want it to go. As mentioned, the software will intuitively align the picture with the surrounding content so it looks like a professional job done by a designer. That's just one of the many benefits of using PDFelement. The next section talks about some of the other useful PDF management and document management tasks that this versatile PDF utility can execute.

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