Have you ever wonder how to insert a picture to a PDF file on the Mac computers. It is actually quite easy if you have a professional PDF editing tool to help you with that. In this article, you will know about two ways about it, so that you can do it by yourself on the MacBook, iMac Air or MacBook Pro.

There are two different ways to achieve this goal, one with the help of the Preview on the Mac computer, and another using PDFelement for Mac. You may have heard of the Adobe Acrobat, but it is in fact a PDF reader instead of a PDF editor.

Way 1. To insert a picture with Preview in Mac

With the Preview in Mac, we are actually inserting the pictures into the PDF files by three main steps, converting the PDF file into an image, then inserting a picture to it and converting the image back to a PDF file. Let's see how to do it in detail.

Step 1. Run the Preview in Mac. Open the PDF file which you want to insert a picture to. Then tap on the “File” on the toolbar and choose “Export… ” to make it saved as an image.

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Step 2. Open the image you got just now with Preview. Then find the area where you want to insert a picture on the image, which is called the thumbnail area. Insert the picture.

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Step 3. Click and select the whole image and tap on the “File” and then “Print” to choose the option of “Save as PDF” on the drop-down menu. Click on “OK” once it finishes converting the image into a PDF file again.

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Tips: It is free of charge to do in this way but there are some problems. First, make sure that you remember the location of the image. Second, to make the converted PDF you need a OCR tool.

Way 2. To insert a picture with PDFelement for Mac

The PDFelement for Mac is not all free but it will make you worth the payment. And for users of Windows, you can also choose the PDFelement for Windows instead.

Step 1. Choose a right version of PDFelement for your computer, download and then install it on your computer.

Step 2. Run the app and open the PDF file that you want to edit. Tap on the “Edit” on the right panel, and then choose to “Add Image”. Then choose a picture from your computer.


Step 3. Drag the inserted picture to the right place and adjust the size of it to make it what you want it to be. Then click on “Save” to save the edited PDF file.

See, it is so easy to insert a picture on PDF file on Mac by PDFelement for Mac.

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