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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 images 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. Keep reading to find out how to insert an image in a PDF file online free, from any image format.

How to Insert Image in PDF

  1. Upload your file to our PDF Editor tool.

  2. Click on the image symbol and select the picture you want to add.

  3. Place and resize the image.

  4. Download or share your completed file!


Insert any picture into any PDF in just a few clicks.

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

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

Are My PDFs and Images Secure?


Your files are always safe when you insert images into PDFs with us. All file transfers adopt SSL connections. Smallpdf also removes all files from our servers after an hour of processing, with just the exception of PDFs sent for signing. We only keep them online long enough for you to have time to edit and download them!

Any Other Tools?


With Smallpdf, you can do much more than just insert an image into PDF files. As mentioned above, even within the PDF Editor you can also add shapes, text or draw freehand with our pen and highlighter tools.

We also have an array of other online tools, all of which are available for free, so you are able to edit and manipulate your PDF files in any way that you’d like. Some of our most notable tools include:

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 - for signing documents online, as well as sending them to be signed by additional parties.

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

Can I Add Image to PDF Mac?


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.

What's a Pro User?


Although all of our tools are available completely free of charge, there may be some limitations. With a Pro account you are guaranteed access to unlimited usage to all Smallpdf functionalities, along with additional perks, such as 'batch processing' and access to the offline Desktop app.

We offer a 7 day free trial for you to get the full experience before committing, which you can cancel at any time. And the price to join? As low as $9/month or less if you go for our Team or Business plans with your colleagues.

All of our tools and information about what we offer are available via our homepage, so go check it out!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf