How to resize a PDF image.

It might take some editing to get your document exactly how you like it. Learn how to resize a PDF image to make your document picture-perfect.

Too big, too small, or just right — it can take some finesse to get images in your documents to look exactly the way you imagined. But by following these methods, you’ll be able to resize your PDF image to look perfect for any situation.

Resize an image inside the PDF.

Unlike Word documents which are made for text, PDF files are like a blank canvas. You can add, remove, and edit all sorts of file types to create the perfect document for your needs.

With a PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat, you’ll find it easy to resize images inside a PDF. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. On the top toolbar, click Tools > Edit PDF > Edit.
  2. Hover your cursor over the image you want to edit.
  3. Click and drag the corners to resize the image.

If you want to maintain the image’s original aspect ratio during the resize, hold the Shift key as you drag the corners. You can also click the center of the image to move it around the document.

Change the file size.

Resizing is more than just changing the dimensions of an image. Sometimes you need to change the entire file size to make it easier to save and share. Luckily, you can easily compress a PDF online in just three steps. From any browser:

  1. Visit the Acrobat online services website.
  2. Upload the file you want to compress.
  3. Download the compressed PDF file.

The file size will be reduced without greatly affecting your image resolution. Now, your image will take up less space, and it’ll be easier to send and share.

Discover what more you can do with Adobe Acrobat online services to make editing, signing, and sharing PDFs a breeze.