The Snapshot Tool


The Snapshot Tool lets you copy any portion of a PDF, such as a logo, symbol, text, or image. You can paste it back into the PDF or another Windows application that supports an image, such as Microsoft Office.

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Using the Snapshot Tool

With the Snapshot snapshot tool, click and drag a rectangle to copy an area of a PDF with your mouse. This content is then automatically saved onto your Windows Clipboard and will maintain the vector data and image quality of the original.

Releasing the mouse button will take the snapshot. The area that was copied will be highlighted in blue as shown.

Alternatively, you can click multiple points around the area you want to copy. When you return to the original point, the last line of the leg will temporarily disappear to let you know that clicking there will complete the shape. You can also press Enter to force the shape to close.

To place the snapshot, simply right click on the area where you want to place the image and click Paste, or use keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V.

After the image appears, you can click and drag to move it wherever you like.

Snapshot Preferences

To access the Snapshot Preferences, click Settings > Preferences or use keyboard shortcut Ctrl+K. Then select Snapshot from the list on the left.

Resolution: Sets the dpi at which raster snapshots will be taken. Generally the setting should be between 96 and 300 DPI.

Take Vector Snapshots: Preserves the vector elements of the snapshot region as vector data. The information stores much more efficiently and generates high-resolution representation of the snapshot region. If this option is not checked a raster or bitmapped image will be taken.

Include Markups in Snapshots: If left unchecked, only the underlying PDF content will be included in the snapshot.

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