Apple - Add images to existing PDF with Preview
Do as follows:
- Open your image file
- Select All (Command-A)
- Copy (Command-C)
- Paste (Command-V)
Now you have a copy of your image pasted above your old image. This is apparently meaningless, but the new copy is an object.
- Click on the new image (round blue corners appear, no marching ants)
- Copy (Command-C)
- Paste on your PDF document. The image is an object, moveable and resizable. The original PDF is still a PDF, editable and all.
This is not a solution but still a work around.
Convert the PDF document to an image with File » Export .. Choose PNG as the format and change the resolution as desired.
Open the image file and select the whole image with Edit » Select All (or select just a part of it with the mouse if you wish).
- Copy the selection Edit » Copy.
- Go back to the document (which is now a PNG image) and paste the selection with Edit » Paste and resize it as you wish.
- Save the file as a PDF with File » Export as PDF (and rename it if the original PDF needs to be preserved).
Note a PDF made from an image is not searchable, so that is a drawback to this procedure.
I spend a lot of time reading the "solutions" and no one was able to do what I want: Paste an image or photo in the middle of the content PDF pdf. Not just add a new page in the pdf with an image. And also don't use another app or software.
So here is the solution:
- Open your PDF where you want to add the image with Preview.
- Export it as a JPG with the highest resolution (That's what I did, not sure if it works with lower resolution)
- Open the image you want to add with Preview
- Open the exported file from PDF which at this moment is in JPG(is that clear?)
- Select the image cmd+a and copy the image cmd+c
At this moment you have 3 files open the original PDF(1), the exported JPG(2) and the image file (3) all of them with Preview.
- Paste the image cmd+v in the exported file JPG
Note: The image is pasted and has a square surrounding the image with dots y the borders to re-size the image.
- From the exported file JPG select (click over the image) and copy the image cmd+c
Here is where the magic happens:
- Go to the original PDF and paste cmd+v
Now you can erase the exported file.