We all might do this: get a PDF document from others or grab it from Internet, then try to insert our images to it, thinking how easy it is to do this on a Mac, and suddenly it hits us, Preview doesn’t allow a free control on adding image to PDF on Mac, and we may need some soild options to insert image to PDF on Mac as the way we like.

Here we will look at 5 ways to add image to PDF on mac, with or without Preview.

  1. The Most Professional Way to Insert Image to PDF on Mac
  2. The Easiest Way to Insert Picture to PDF on Mac
  3. How to Add Image to PDF in Mac Preview
  4. Insert Image to PDF on Mac Online with PDFescape
  5. Insert Image to PDF on Mac Online with Google Docs

The Most Professional Way to Insert Image to PDF on Mac

In fact, without regard to price, Adobe Acrobat DC is the best way to edit and add image to your PDFs on Mac. After all, Adobe has the greatest insight into needs of PDF users, as the creator of this format. It is home to all basic and professional PDF tools: create and edit PDF, organize pages, convert PDF, scan and OCR PDF,  fill and sign, share and review, protect and standardize, customize PDFs.

Regarding inserting image to PDF, Adobe Acrobat can import different image formats and different genres of image, including adding signature image to PDF.

About the price, Adobe gives a more flexible plan and pricing now, you can subscribe monthly or yearly, or get discounted bundles in Creative Cloud that allows you using multiple Adobe apps at a quite affordable price.

Let’s Insert Image to PDF on Mac in Adobe Acrboat!

  1. Grab a free copy of Adobe Acrobat DC, install and open the app on your Mac machine.
  2. Add the PDF file to Adobe Acrobat DC.add image to pdf adobe 1
  3. Go to Edit PDF>Add Image, insert the image you want to add to PDF, resize and position the image as per your need, also you can edit the file. Surely, you can add a signature image to the PDF too.add image to pdf adobe 2
  4. Then go to File>Save, the image is now inserted to your PDF on Mac.add image to pdf adobe 3

The Easiest Way to Insert Image to PDF on Mac

To insert images to a PDF on mac, you need grab a PDF tool with editing features, which allows you to edit, add and delete the images. In the field of PDF editing, Adobe Acrobat is still and will dominate for quite a long time ahead, though there are more and more Adobe Acrobat alternatives. It’s pitiful that most of those Adobe alternatives cannot match Adobe but still have a high price. Maybe it’s time we should cast our look to those compact PDF editors, like Movavi PDF Editor.

Honestly, Movavi PDF Editor doesn’t offer features as rich as Adobe, but it covers all adds-on you will need to edit and convert a PDF, at a very low price.

What Movavi PDF Editor Offers:

  • Edit images in PDF: add, delete, rotate, resize
  • Edit PDF texts: add, delete, modify
  • Add signature to PDFs
  • Organize PDF pages: add, delete, merge
  • Create PDF from blank page, Word, Exel, PowerPoint, ePub, DJVU, Image, etc.
  • Export PDF as Word, ePub, HTML, TXT and Image

Let’s Insert Image to PDF on Mac Easily

  1. Grab a copy of Movavi PDF Editor and intall it on your Mac, open the App.
  2. Drag and drop the PDF file to Movavi.add image to pdf movavi
  3. Go to Edit>Image, add the images you want to insert to the PDF.Also, you can add a signature image to the PDF if you want to.add image to pdf mac01
  4. Then move and resize the image according to your need.add image to pdf mac03
  5. Once ready, go to File>Save, the picture has been inserted to your PDF on Mac.add image to pdf mac04

Notes:

To replace an existing image in PDF, delete it, then add a new picture to the PDF file.

How to Add Image to PDF in Mac Preview

Also, I know there are a part of mac users expect to edit PDF and image files with Preview only, they are not ready yet to add any new 3rd party PDF tools to their mac. Yes, Preview supports inserting image to PDF, but only add image to PDF as an individual PDF page, instead of inserting image to PDF as an object. If you don’t mind, you can follow our steps to add image to PDF for free with Mac Preview.

Let’s Add Picture to PDF on Mac for Free

  1. Open PDF with Preview.
  2. Go to Edit>Insert>Page from File.add image to pdf mac01
  3. Add the image to PDF.add image to pdf mac02
  4. Go to File>Save.

Insert Image to PDF on Mac Online with PDFescape

Also, I want to share with you another free but effective solution to insert image to PDF on mac, using online free PDF Editor. Both PDFBuddy and PDFescape are trusty options, but I give more credits to PDFescape, because it doesn’t require a signup to add images, while PDFBuddy requires.

PDFescape can insert text, image, link, form field, whiteout, freehand to PDF, also it can annotate, organize PDF pages, print, encrypt and download the edited PDFs.

Let’s Insert Image to PDF on Mac Online Free

  1. Navigate to PDFescape Online in your web browser.
  2. Choose upload PDF>Drag PDF to import your PDF.add image to pdf mac online01
  3. Choose Insert>Image, upload the picture you want to add to PDF.add image to pdf mac online02
  4. Click and drag on page to insert the image, you can delete, duplicate or adjust the image settings.

Notes:

You can only add a new image and replace the original one, you cannot delete existing images in the PDF.

Insert Image to PDF on Mac Online with Google Docs

Another option to insert image to PDF on Mac with online service is using Google Docs from Google Drive. Better than PDFescape by letting users edit the PDF file with more controls, because it opens PDF in Google Docs, allows users to edit the file the same way as edit a Word document, you can insert, delete and change contents, then save the document back to PDF format. So, it might be worse than PDFescape by keeping original format, it converts your file during the Edit and Save process.

Let’s Insert Image to PDF on Mac in Google Docs

  1. Login in your Google Account, go to Google Drive and drag n drop to upload the PDF file.
  2. Right click on the PDF file and open with Google Docs.
  3. Place your mouse pointer to where you want to insert the image and click.
  4. Head to Insert, choose a way to upload the image you want to insert.insert image to pdf google 1
  5. Use the image options for adjustments.insert image to pdf google 2
  6. Head to File>Download>PDF Document.insert image to pdf google 3

In Summary

The best bet to insert image to PDF on mac is grabbing a paid tool, if Adobe or PDFChef is not outside your budget, because they do more than you think. If you want to add image to PDF on Mac without downloading any new software, go to the PDF tools in your web browser, but there is 2 caveats, they offer basic feature and options only, and have limits.