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Adobe Acrobat provides powerful tools and capabilities to edit PDF images and text. However, the editing capabilities are limited compared to a dedicated word processor.
Editing formatted text can sometimes be challenging as the layout may adjust differently than desired. In this case, users must manually adjust the formatting.
Moreover, Acrobat is primarily designed for working with PDF files and has limited image-editing capabilities. You may require other image-manipulating tools to refine images before inserting them into a PDF. Editing and adding high-resolution photos can increase the file size of the PDF, leading to slow performance or difficulties when sharing the file with others.
When editing text, you may also encounter issues with fonts. If the original font isn't available on your system, Acrobat substitutes it with a similar font. It may alter the look and feel of the text. Before inserting images into a PDF, optimize them for size and resolution to help reduce file size and improve performance.
When editing text, stick to the available fonts or embed fonts within the PDF to ensure consistent look and feel across different devices and systems. Adobe Acrobat provides tools to create accessible PDFs, such as adding alternative text for images, properly tagging content, and ensuring correct reading order. Take advantage of the features to make your documents more accessible.
This article includes step-by-step instructions to add, resize, move, or replace images and objects in a PDF using Acrobat.
Open the PDF in Acrobat and then select Edit a PDF > Image.
In the dialog, select the image file you want to insert.
Select where you want to insert the image or select drag to resize it as you insert.
A copy of the image file appears on the page, with the same resolution as the original file.
Once the image is added, you can take any of the following actions:
If you select multiple objects, you can move or resize them together. To select multiple objects, press and hold the Shift key, and then select the objects one by one.
To adjust the image further, select Image from the left panel, and then from under Adjust Objects in the Edit panel, select one of the following tools:
Place the pointer just outside a selection handle to rotate the selected image manually. When the cursor changes to the rotation pointer, drag in the direction you want it to turn.
Open a PDF, and then from the All tools menu, select Edit a PDF.
.From the left panel, select More from under Add Content to expand the menu and select a desired tool.
To add a button:
To add a video:
To add sound to the PDF:
To add 3D Media to the video:
You can edit an image or graphic using another application, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or Microsoft® Paint. When you save the image or graphic, Acrobat automatically updates the PDF with the changes. The applications that appear in the Edit using menu depend upon what you've installed and the type of image or graphic you've selected. Optionally, you can specify the application you want to use.
Open the PDF in Acrobat, choose Edit, and then select the image or object.
Select multiple items if you want to edit them together in the same file. To edit all the images and objects on the page, choose Select All from the context menu.
Under Adjust Objects in the Edit panel, select Edit using, and then choose an editor.
To choose a different editor than offered on the menu, select Open with, find the app, and the select Open.
If a message asks whether to convert to ICC profiles, choose Don’t Convert. If the image window displays a checkerboard pattern when it opens, the image data couldn't be read.
Make the desired changes in the app. Bear in mind the following:
In the editing app, choose File > Save. The object is automatically updated and displayed in the PDF when you bring Acrobat to the foreground.
For Photoshop, if the image is in a format supported by Photoshop 6.0 or later, your edited image is saved back into the PDF. However, if the image is in an unsupported format, Photoshop handles the image as a generic PDF image. The edited image is saved to disk instead of the PDF.
You can save every page (all text, images, and vector objects on a page) to an image format. Choose Convert > Export PDF To > Image format > [Image Type]. You can also export each image in a PDF to a separate image file.
For more information, see Convert or export PDFs to other file formats.
Try these online PDF tools: Convert PDF to JPG.