Graphic images can be placed as markups on PDFs. The source of the image can be an existing file on a local or network drive, a photo taken from an attached camera, or a scanned image from an attached scanner. To create an image from a snapshot of the PDF, see the Snapshot tool.
There are three ways to place an image markup with the main differences being the source of the image: from a file saved to a local or network drive, from a camera attached to the device, or from a scanner attached to the device. The resulting markup will behave the same regardless of the source.
- Go to Tools > Markup > Image or press I on the keyboard. The Open dialog box appears.
Select the desired image file and click Open.
- To place the image at its default size, click the image tool cursor on the document.
- To force the image to fit a particular space, click and drag a rectangle with the image tool cursor.
Go to Tools > Markup > Capture > From Camera or press CTRL+⌘+I.The camera preview window appears.
- If more than one camera is attached to the device, click Switch to toggle between them, if desired.
- To change the camera preferences before capturing the image, click Preferences.
- Click Shutter to capture the media.
- To use the resulting image, click Use. Otherwise, click Retake to attempt to capture the image again.
Select a markup to reveal its control handles. Each handle controls a different aspect of the markup's size and orientation.
To rotate the markup, click and drag the orange handle outside the markup (when the markup is first placed, it will be at the top). By default, the markup is rotated in increments of 15°; to rotate in increments of 1°, hold down SHIFT while dragging.
The rotation can also be entered in the Rotation field found in the Layout section of the Properties panel.
To resize the markup, click and drag the appropriate yellow handle.
- Use the side control handles (yellow squares) to stretch or compress the markup in a single direction.
- Use the corner control handles (yellow circles) to scale the markup up or down in multiple directions.
See Editing Markups for more information.
The appearance of the Image markup is configurable, including its outline style, line width and color, and opacity.
To change the appearance of an Image markup, select it and click the Properties panel. Several properties will also be available on the Properties toolbar when the markup is selected.
Color: Sets the color of the outline.
Fill Color: Sets the color of the interior fill of the image. Note that the Opacity needs to be reduced in order to see the effects of this setting.
Opacity: Sets the level of transparency of the Image. Reducing this from the value of 100 will let the underlying PDF be seen through the image. If a Fill Color is set, the image will take on the color as defined in the Fill Color Setting.
Line Width: Sets the thickness of the line surrounding the image in points.
Style: Determines the type of line used to surround the image annotation.
When Style is set to Cloud, the Size and Invert settings are also available.
Size: Sets the width of the cloud segments.
Invert: Inverts the cloud segments inward on the shape.
Size = 2.00
|Size = 1.00 and Inverted|