When dealing with a scanned PDF or a PDF containing numerous images, you might encounter difficulties when attempting to edit the PDF or add/modify text within the images. This article offers solutions to address these challenges, presenting both free and paid methods for your convenience.
Plain text PDFs can often appear uninteresting, so inserting images into PDFs to enhance their visual appeal is a good way. However, managing a PDF that includes numerous images can be a time-consuming task. This is especially true when you want to edit text within these images in PDFs, as there are limited tools available for this purpose. Nevertheless, it’s not an insurmountable challenge.
Continue reading to discover how you can edit text within PDF images using both online and offline methods, with options ranging from free to paid solutions.
As a pioneer in PDF technology, Adobe Acrobat provides a lot of solutions for all things PDF-related, with a particular emphasis on PDF editing. Whether you’re working with plain PDFs or PDFs containing images, Adobe Acrobat can assist you in easily editing text.
No installation is required with Adobe Acrobat Online, all you need to do is ensure a stable Internet connection and have an active Adobe account before proceeding.
Here are the detailed steps:
Step 1. Go to Adobe Web. Because the editing feature is paid, you should sign in to your account.
Step 2. Navigate to the Edit Text & Image, click to select and upload a PDF.
Step 3. Click on the Image, and a toolbar for the image processing will appear. Choose the “T” to add text to the images. Furthermore, you can rotate and delete the images.
OCR technology, which recognizes text within images, plays a significant role in text editing within PDFs. PDFgear has successfully integrated this feature into its platform. Despite offering all features for free, its level of professionalism is on par with other paid software options.
Download PDFgear and install it on your Windows, Mac, iPhone, or iPad.
PDFgear is a free and user-friendly PDF editor with a full set of features, including text editing, form filling, drawing, image insertion, signatures, and more.
In the “Hot Tools” or “All Tools” tab, click “PDF to Word” > Hit “Add Files” > Choose a PDF from your device (PDFgear supports batch importing).
Set the output path > Check the “OCR” option > Choose the document language > Click the “Convert” button.
Open the Word document with Microsoft Word or other Word software you prefer. Then you will find that it is possible to edit the pdf image text.
If you don’t want to download any software, PDFgear provides an online version. You can edit PDF image text or scanned PDF text online for free.
Go to PDFgear online PDF editor > Click “Choose files” > Select a PDF from your device.
Alternatively, you can drag and drop a PDF to the specified box.
To make changes to text within images or scanned PDFs, you can begin by erasing the existing text and then inserting the new text in its original location.
Navigate to “Add or Edit annotations” > Click “Add Shapes” > Choose “Add Rectangle” > Box out the text > Change the stroke and fill color to white out it.
Also in the “Add or Edit annotations” ribbon > Click Free Text > Position the text box over the area where you’ve erased the text > Type the text you desire.
Furthermore, you have the option to modify the text by changing its font, size, and color, applying formatting such as bold, italic, and alignment, and adding features like strikethrough, underlining, and more.
You can try PDFgear. Upload the PDF to PDFgear online editor > Locate “Add or Edit annotations” > Erase or hide the existing text > Go to “Free Text” > Add text to the position.
Indeed, you can convert a PDF image into an editable document using an OCR tool to make it editable and then proceed with your edits. Install PDFgear > Click PDF to Word > Import the PDF > Check the OCR option > Set the output path > Click Convert > Open the Word document to edit.
You can edit the text in an image with Adobe Acrobat Online: Go to Adobe Web > Click the Edit Text & Image > Upload a PDF > Click the image > Choose the “T” icon to add text.
Three methods have been provided above, offering both online and offline options, some free and others paid. You are free to choose any of these methods to try out. However, considering cost factors, PDFgear is recommended as a better choice. With PDFgear, you can enjoy a professional experience without the need for a subscription.