How to edit images in PDF files with Acrobat XI

Learn how to edit PDF images using the new edit PDF images capability in Acrobat XI to edit PDF files.

By September 20, 2012

 



In this tutorial, learn how to edit PDF images using the new edit PDF images capability in Acrobat XI to edit PDF files. The new Content Editing panel greatly simplifies the entire process of editing PDF images.

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How to edit images in PDF files with Acrobat XI

Donna BakerSeptember 20, 2012

Have you ever needed to edit an image in a PDF document?

Just following these 6 simple steps to edit graphics within your PDF file using either Acrobat XI Std. or Pro.

  1. Use the Selection tool to select and use an image as a basic object.
    click the Selection tool
    click to select the image, right-click to open the menu
    the menu offers simple image tasks
    use the Edit Text & Images tool for editing
  2. For editing an image, open Content Editing and choose Edit Text & Images.
    open Content Editing
    click Edit Text & Images
    Each image (or text) object shows an outline
  3. Work with positioning and resizing tools.
    move the Edit Image tool over a frame to show the image icon
    click to show resize handles
    drag to move the image
    drag from a resize handle to adjust image size
    automatic guides show relative page locations
  4. Use transform tools to change an image’s orientation.
    flip vertically
    flip horizontally
    use a rotate tool...
    ...or drag to rotate from a corner
  5. Change the visible portion of the image using the Crop tool.
    click the Crop tool
    Crop handles show on the image’s edges
    drag a handle to trim the image
    automatic guides show as you drag
  6. Replace or edit an existing image, or add a new image.
    click the image with the Edit Text & Images tool
    click Replace Image
    locate and select the image you want to use
    the new image drops into place
    to edit an image, click Edit Using
    click your editing program
    your editing program opens and loads the image
    make your edits, like this duotone image
    save the changes to the temporary image file
    the original image updates with the edits
    click Add Image
    locate and select the image you want to use
    drag the thumbnail over your page
    click to place the new image

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