Can I erase portions of pictures (not text) in a pdf document?

If I have a pdf document with text and pictures, is it possible to cut (delete) or erase portions of the pictures? For example, I took a screen shot of a webpage with personal information (names and photos). I want to delete the names and photos of these people but leave the rest of the pdf document unchanged.

Let me know if I need to elaborate. I clicked on a hotlink below this text box (How to edit images in a PDF file):

http://answers.acrobatusers.com/tutor...

I got this error message:

The page cannot be found


Gregory Hill


8 Answers

Hi

Yea, what you could do is set the clip of the image and crop the areas out that you don't want. You can then resize it if needed. You can even export the image out to an image editor and remove it from there.

If you have Acrobat XI, this links perfect...
http://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/how...

If you have any thing else, let me know and I can show you how to do it in previous versions.

Hope this helps?


Sean Mitchell   

You can also use the Redaction tool to permanently remove parts of images (hold down Ctrl when making the redaction annotation to avoid selecting full objects).

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Gilad D (try67)   

Hi


In Acrobat X, this is how you do:


1. Go to Tools and select the content tab. Then select the 'Edit Object' tool
2. Then select the image that you want to clip (or crop)
3. Hover over the image, and either right click (PC) or ctrl-click mac and choose 'Set clip'
4. Then postion the cursor over one of the corners where you want to start cropping (it needs to be slightly outside of the image), till you see the crop tool appear, not the scissors, then drag the handle in to start cropping the image. And your done.
5. If you want to enlarge the picture afterward since you have made it smaller, its easier if you click of the image and select it again, then position the cursor so its perfectly over a corner point (till 4 arrows becomes just TWO), then click and drag to enlarge.

Bear with it, as it can be quite tricky to get the corners. If you mess up with the clipping, dont worry just try again, you will be greated with an alert that says you have already set the clip, but just carry on and proceed anyway

Hope this helps?


Sean Mitchell   

For the tutorial -- try this link to a listing of "edit images" related lessons in the Learning Center.
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http://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/filter/search&keywords=edit+images&ch
annel=tutorials&category=&tut_type=Video+OnDemand+Infographic+HTML/

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Be well...


David Austin   

BTW - A link to "bookmark" (for your question thread).
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http://answers.acrobatusers.com/Can-I-erase-portions-pictures-text-pdf-document
-q75569.aspx

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Fragmenting your question thread makes it very awkward for interested parties to follow, provide suggestions, or (pehaps) give an answer.
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Be well...


David Austin   

Sean,
I have Acrobat version 10.1.6. In step 1 of your directions for Acrobat X, I can go to Tools and select the Content tab. I don't see an option for 'Edit Object' tool. What I do see is:
Edit Text and Objects
Edit Document Text
Add or Edit Interactive Object
Add or Edit Interactive Object
Link
Button
Select Object

Please explain to me what I am doing wrong.
Gregory Hill


Gregory Hill   

Hi

This doesnt sound right, do you have Acrobat Pro or the Standard version

This is a screen shot from my Acrobat Pro X



Sean Mitchell   

Sean,

I have the Standard version. Do I need to upgrade, or is there another way to do this with Standard Acrobat 10.1.6?

Gregory Hill


Gregory Hill   


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