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How to Insert Images into PDFs with Ease [Free & Easy]

By Roche | Follow twitter | Updated on September 4, 2022 | Deutsch
In your PDF documents, you may want to insert or attach photos or images. Images can help you visualize relevant topics and make the content of your documents more eye-catching. You can include logos for your business, the picture of someone you quote, or any graphic that visualizes what your document is about. This article mainly delves into how to insert images into a PDF.

Since PDF is not a readily editable file format, making changes to a PDF file can be a pain in the neck, whether it be modifying a carelessly misspelled word or inserting vivid images into a PDF. The good news is that we have dedicated PDF software. In this article, we will demonstrate how to use SwifDoo PDF, an all-in-one PDF tool, to insert images into PDFs in four easy steps.

How to Insert Images into PDFs

Download and Install SwifDoo PDF

Go visit the homepage of SwifDoo PDF and click “Free Trial” to download this PDF program. After a successful download, launch the SwifDoo PDF installer.

Tips: It is better to have SwifDoo PDF installed in a folder with adequate disk space as you will be creating files automatically during usage. 

Open the PDF

There are three common methods for users to open a PDF document in SwifDoo PDF:

Step 1: Import the PDF document by right-clicking on it and then pressing H to select an appropriate Open with;

Step 2: Launch the SwifDoo PDF, clicking Open in Recent Files, and then upload the document which needs an image;

Step 3: Drag the PDF document into the workspace.

When finished opening the document, users can then insert images into the PDF.

Insert Images into PDFs

After opening the PDF document, it is time to insert the images into the PDF. Click “Image” under the “Edit” tab on the toolbar (see image below). In the pop-up window, select the graphic or photo that you want to add and then click “Open”. If you need more than one image to be inserted into the current PDF document, just press "Ctrl" and add more pictures.


If you are curious about what kind of image formats are supported by SwifDoo PDF, most popular image formats can be inserted into a PDF document, such as JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF. When you choose a picture from the local folder, all the available file formats will be presented to you.

After inserting the photo(s) into the PDF document, if you need to edit the PDF image, right-click the image and choose from the options in the menu (see image). SwifDoo PDF enables users to make the following changes to the image:

  • Changing the image order (e.g., bringing the chosen image to the front or sending it to the back);
  • Deleting the image;
  • Copying the image;
  • Editing the position, orientation, size, and dimensions of the image.


Save Changes Made in the PDF Document

When you finish editing the image, you can use the shortcut key Ctrl+S (or click the “Save” icon on the toolbar in the top left corner) to save the newly made changes within the current PDF, Or, you can create a new file for PDF by opening the file menu and select “Save As” to save the newly edited PDF under a different filename.

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Apart from inserting pictures into a PDF, users may need to modify the inserted images within the PDF document. The recommended post will help a lot. 

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Who Is SwifDoo PDF?

As a new PDF software company, SwifDoo PDF software has dedicated itself to helping users deal with PDF-related issues, such as editing, annotation, converting, and inserting images into a PDF. So far, SwifDoo PDF has accumulated nearly 1 million users globally and aims to simplify everything you do with PDFs.


For those who seek to insert a photo into a PDF, SwifDoo PDF proves to be an easy solution. If you download SwifDoo PDF for the first time, you can enjoy the free trial for two weeks. Besides, when you need to make necessary changes to the PDF images, this is an easy-to-use program on Windows. Give it a shot and I promise you it won't let you down.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How do we insert an image into a PDF with Adobe Acrobat?

A: Adobe is an all-around PDF editor that enables users to insert a photo into a PDF. Here's the guide to adding an image into a PDF:

Step 1: Launch the program and open a PDF, and then click on the Tools button to choose Edit PDF;

Step 2: Select Add Image and place the cursor where you want to add an image;

Step 3: Upload the image file and hit the Open button.



Roche has been an active PDF user for 6 years and tried different types of professional PDF tools (both online and desktop version) since at his bachelor degree. Now, Roche works as a columnist for SwifDoo PDF over the course of the last one year, and provides useful and practical solutions pertaining to various PDF topics for users from different features.

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