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How to Insert Image into PDF

by Hung Nguyen

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The easiest way to insert any image file into a PDF in a few clicks, including JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, and TIFF.

PDF is undoubtedly the go-to format for document sharing and storage. However, there may be times when you need to annotate, convert or insert image into PDF files. While most basic PDF readers do offer basic editing capabilities, adding data in other formats, such as JPG or PNG files may not be feasible.

Fortunately, the Smallpdf Editor can help you do just this. Check out how to insert an image into PDF, from any image format below.

How to Insert Image into PDF - With Smallpdf

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Insert picture into PDF with Smallpdf

  1. First, go to our PDF Editor and upload your file.

  2. Click 'Add Image', locate the image file that you wish to add to the PDF page and click OK.

  3. It should now appear in the middle of the screen. Feel free to click on the image and drag it around or resize it in any way that you'd like.

  4. After you select the images that you want, click 'Apply' to save the changes and download your file.

  5. Pro Tip: While you're within the PDF Editor, you can also draw, add text or add various shapes onto the PDF. Whatever you need to edit your document.

What is Smallpdf?


We're the most popular online PDF software on the internet, where you can convert, edit and manipulate your PDF files, in any way that you'd like. All 18 PDF tools are free on our website for you to discover. A few includes:

  • Compress - when you add images to a PDF, its size may sharply increase. Use this tool to shrink your files back down, without affecting the image quality.

  • Convert - in case you wish to convert your PDF into an editable format, such as Word or PPT.

  • eSign - if you wish to insert an electronic document instead of an image, use this tool.

  • Protect - encrypt your PDF documents with a secure password, to guarantee the safety of your files for sharing.

And many more, which are all available at the bottom of this article, or via our front page!

Is Smallpdf free?


The Edit tool is available for limited free use, for you to quickly insert image into PDF documents. Our website is funded through ads and Pro users. :)

What's a Pro User?


One who has access to unlimited usage to all Smallpdf functionalities, along with additional perks, such as 'batch processing' and access to the offline Desktop app. The price to join? As low as $4/month - which is equivalent to the cost of a latte macchiato.

Are my PDFs and Images secure?


Always! All file transfers adopt SSL connections. Smallpdf also removes files from our servers after an hour of processing. We only keep them online for that period for you to have enough time to edit and download them!

As an online service, you can use the Smallpdf Editor to add images and text onto your PDF files on any operating system (Mac, Windows, Linux) or browser (Firefox, Edge, Safari, Chrome) as you'd like.

This process should be pretty straightforward. But in the case that you do need help, send an email our way!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Content Marketing Manager