Personal Technology – Inserting Image in PDF File with Adobe Acrobat X Pro

Here is the one of the issues, I keep on facing every single time. Just like every DBA and Developers I keep on working with PDF. I use Adobe Acrobat X Pro to edit my PDFs. I am usually able to pretty much all the work related to text just fine, but when I have issue to insert image in the PDF file, every single time I have to search on Google to learn how I did it. It seems acrobat team did not do a good job in placing the instruction on the web as well as it is not intuitive to do that in the software.

I decided to list down the few steps about how to do the same over here so next time when I face this issue, instead of going online, I will just search in my blog.

First open the PDF which you want to insert the image.

Next, go to View >> Tools and click on Content

It will open up the sidebar. In this side bar click on Edit Object.

Once you select Edit Object now go to the location where you want to insert new image and Right Click over there. It will bring up new menu where the second option is Place Image

Click on the Place Image and now you can navigate to your image and click OK.

That’s it! You are done. Now you have successfully inserted the image in your PDF.

I have been doing this for quite a while and I believe there should be an easy way to do the same task. If you have any idea about how to do this easily, you can leave a comment here and I will publish on the blog with due credit.

Reference: Pinal Dave (

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  • I want to to thank you for this wonderful read!! I absolutely loved every bit of it. I have got you book-marked to look at new things you post…

  • julievetter
    July 26, 2014 4:03 am

    Thank you so much for the “missing manual page”. I have exactly the same problem, each time I can’t figure out how to add an image. It is so weird to have the media item and everything but image is there. And the help is nonexistent.

  • Thank you very much for writing this page and sharing your knowledge! After a day’s worth of work on a PDF document I was not looking forward to the prospect of starting from scratch to insert one picture. Your article was simple to follow and allowed me to complete the task without any trouble. Thank you :)

  • Thank you for your help, this is so much useful for me.

  • Can you tell me how to copy to add more sheet in adobe acrobat? thank you

  • Brilliant! Clear and concise – wish I’d found it sooner. Thanks!!


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