Three Solutions to Add Image to a PDF File

Three Solutions to Add Image to a PDF File

Last updated on August 15, 2018 by

With the increasing use of PDF files, different manufacturers in the market have come up with different software to aid in manipulation of content in PDF files. Apart from manipulation of text, other improvements with regard to PDF involve image modification. Thanks to the different programs outlined below, computer users can easily add image to a PDF and much more image manipulation tactics.

Three Feasible Ways to Add Image to PDF

Using LightPDF to Insert a Picture

LightPDF is a free online tool which can work for students, teachers, businessmen, and many more users for PDF conversion, editing, etc. This application can allow users directly process PDF files without installing anything. Better yet, the website won’t charge anything or add its watermark on your documents. And it is available on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. Thus, people can use it at any time, any where. Here, we will make use of its PDF to Word and Word to PDF functions to add pictures to your PDF.

  • Go to LightPDF website and click “PDF to Word” tab.
  • Hit the “Choose file” button and select a file to upload.

    LightPDF Chooe File

  • After the uploading, the program will start converting automatically. Once done, you can click the download icon beside the file name to get the Word document.
  • Open the Word file, click “Insert” and then “Picture” to add one or more images to the document. When you finish it, you can save the file.

    Insert Image to Word

  • Jump to “Word to PDF” page of LightPDF, drop your edited Word file and then convert it to PDF.

Also, this online tool has signature function which can add picture sign to the PDF file. You can also this function to add image to PDF.

Add Picture Sign

Using ApowerPDF for Image Adding

Although a PDF file is the end-product, sometimes there is need of manipulation to make some corrections or final changes to make the content better. With the ApowerPDF, you are guaranteed an efficient PDF editor of both texts and images to make your content exceptional.


One of the primary functions of this program includes adding images and texts on any PDF documents. With regard to text manipulation, you can easily add content, delete unnecessary content and many more functions with this editor. On the other hand, you can insert image in PDF file, edit images through resizing, cropping etc.

To know how to utilize it to add image, please follow the instruction below.

  • Download and run the program from below, then open a PDF file with it.


  • Hit the “Edit” tab on the toolbar, then choose “Add Image” under the menu of “Content Editing” on the right of the interface.

    add image to PDF

  • Select the image that you wish to add to this PDF document.
  • After that, a thumbnail image with cross hair would appear on screen, you can move your mouse to the position where you want to insert this picture and click it.
  • Next, you can adjust the size and location of the inserted image.

It not only allows you to insert image to PDF, but also encompasses other functions which include the following:

  1. Easy management of PDF pages in large PDF documents. For instance, you can delete, add or crop any page in a large document.
  2. It has also incorporated the OCR technology which deals with text embedded in images.
  3. Provides safety measures for personal PDF documents with tools that allow the user to protect the document with a password or insert signatures by creating customized stamps.

    PDF protection

  4. Just like other PDF viewers/readers/editors, this PDF editor allows you to convert PDF documents into other formats such as MS Word or Excel.

Using Adobe Acrobat to insert Image to PDF

Adobe Acrobat has become a leading manufacturer of different PDF tools such as viewers, text editors and image editors. When it comes to the case of PDF editing, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC will surely come in handy, for it offers a handful features including creating, editing, exporting, organizing PDF documents. Adding image to PDF is not an exception. With it, any user can easily insert picture into PDF using the following steps.

  • Run the program and open the particular document where you want to insert an image. Then look for the “Tools” tab and select “Edit PDF”.
  • Click “Add Image” on the top and using the browse option to choose the specific image to be inserted into the file.

    insert image to PDF with Adobe Acrobat

  • Click your mouse in any part of PDF to insert picture and manually customize its size and location.


Above are the three viable solutions on how to add image to a PDF. Just like other Adobe products, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is very expensive, which is sold for $24.99 per month if you pay on a monthly basis, leaving most computer users with no other choice than to opt for other products such as ApowerPDF which is cheaper and incorporates a lot of features which makes it stand out from other PDF editors in the market. Also, you can consider the powerful free tool like LightPDF, which can also satisfy most needs of PDF users.

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Posted by: Chauntaye Fayson on to Edit PDF, Follow me on Twitter. Last updated on August 15, 2018

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