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Topic: How to replace image in PDF (Read 29254 times) previous topic - next topic

How to replace image in PDF
Hi guys, I need to replace an image in a PDF document. Pls tell me how to go about it.

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Re: How to replace image in PDF
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okay,
First, what version of Acrobat and what OS...
Do you want to edit an image in a PDF or just replace it with a completely different image?
Are the images the same size (physical dim)?



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Re: How to replace image in PDF
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Dave's questions are pretty pertinent, BUT if you are running a Mac (Use PC equivalents if on a PC) and the image you are replacing have the same physical dimensions, you might try this:

Use the Touch-Up Object tool located in /Tools/Advanced Editing... Depending on your version of Acrobat, you may need to set-up your external Raster editor to be whatever version of Photoshop your flying. Once you select the image with the Control key help down, go to Edit Image... the image "should" open in Photoshop where you can manipulate it however... be sure to check your resolution. Upsample if you have to, it won't matter in the end because you are going to Paste the "new" image over the old and flatten. DO NOT do a "save as," instead just "save."

That's one way to do it, there are many more.
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Re: How to replace image in PDF
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Another way is place the pdf in Indy, then place your new graphic over top of the old one if possible (watch your transparencies) export to pdf and presto.

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I've done it with the DCS method and that works just fine. Is there a way to do this with Pitstop?
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Re: How to replace image in PDF
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I'm also familiar with the DCS method, however it seems a majority of the time when I right click on an image with the Object selection tool nothing comes up in the contextual menu...like Acrobat doesn't see the image. I'm using Acrobat Std (not sure which version). So I usually use the JimKing method after rasterizing the whole PDF and cropping/saving just the image I need.
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Re: How to replace image in PDF
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I've done it with the DCS method and that works just fine. Is there a way to do this with Pitstop?


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I've done it with the DCS method and that works just fine. Is there a way to do this with Pitstop?


Yes.


What is Pitstop? If I can't use Pitstop, can I still use the Pitstop method?
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Re: How to replace image in PDF
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Like I said, there are several ways of doing it. The one I demonstrated above would be the most common without Pitstop. Jim Kings method works, as well as deleting any raster data in a PDF, then placing the Vector portions in InDesign, and placing the raster images back in the InDesign document.

The most destructive, and last resort, would be to completely rasterize the PDF at a high enough resolution to minimize bitmapping anomalies.

With Pitstop, there are several more options.
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Like I said, there are several ways of doing it. The one I demonstrated above would be the most common without Pitstop. Jim Kings method works, as well as deleting any raster data in a PDF, then placing the Vector portions in InDesign, and placing the raster images back in the InDesign document.

The most destructive, and last resort, would be to completely rasterize the PDF at a high enough resolution to minimize bitmapping anomalies.

With Pitstop, there are several more options.


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Re: How to replace image in PDF
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In pitstop, there's also the place pdf method (under the edit menu)...I've only found this to work if the images are the same size....and in the dialog box you use the "grab area from selection" box....and it strangely leave the "selection" (original image) in place after placing the new one over top....  :huh:

actually, just used this today...I had an image that wouldn't open in photoshop (again with the indexed RGB thing)...so I did a crop (using the pitstop coordinates) to crop out all the rest of the page, opened the cropped pdf in photoshop, converted it and saved it to my desktop, then opened the original pdf file (full page version), selected the original image (that wouldn't open) and used the place pdf (using grab area from selection)....worked like a charm!! I did have to cut the new image and delete the old one, tho...  :undecided:
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Re: How to replace image in PDF
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The Enfocus Replace command works too but it will scale the image non-proportionately (<---sp) you are putting in to the size of the original.
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Re: How to replace image in PDF
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In pitstop, there's also the place pdf method (under the edit menu)...I've only found this to work if the images are the same size....and in the dialog box you use the "grab area from selection" box....and it strangely leave the "selection" (original image) in place after placing the new one over top....  :huh:

actually, just used this today...I had an image that wouldn't open in photoshop (again with the indexed RGB thing)...so I did a crop (using the pitstop coordinates) to crop out all the rest of the page, opened the cropped pdf in photoshop, converted it and saved it to my desktop, then opened the original pdf file (full page version), selected the original image (that wouldn't open) and used the place pdf (using grab area from selection)....worked like a charm!! I did have to cut the new image and delete the old one, tho...  :undecided:


Yeah, that Place PDF in a PDF dialogue box is clunky, to say the least. You have to really step-by-step it. Once you define the area, (broken rectangle), and follow the sequence, it's not so bad. As you say, same sized PDfs are a 'jump-in-place' breeze. I find myself using it for soft-proofing a lot. Especially where there's knives/varnishes. I just go to work on a copy of the files; knock back Opacity (under prepress tab), change/assign tints to varnishes....move placed 'layers' as desired to get the effect...(Edit>Pitstop Layers>Move Backwards~Forwards...).

LOL, today I used it to simulate white ink on grey board. Drew a rectangle over the job...assign a Spot tint, move to back. Then change 'white' ink colour to...whatever. Knock Opacity back to o%....white ink on 'board'.  Musta thought of that one while I was meditating about something else.    :laugh:

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Re: How to replace image in PDF
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Hi Daniel,

You can use Magic PDF software. You can check it out at. www.magic-PDF.com.

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