Knowledgebase: PDFescape
Does PDFescape support image / signature insertion?
Posted by Chris Truxaw, Last modified by Chris Truxaw on 03 October 2011 05:56 PM
Yes, PDFescape does support the inserting images and scanned signatures.

At this time, PDFescape supports the following image types:

Each document on PDFescape can contain a maximum of 2MB of new images added to it.

To insert an image once you have a PDF document open, click the "Insert" tab and then the "Image" tool. A popup will appear prompting you to upload an image, click "Browse" to choose an image from your computer and then"Upload". Depending upon the size of your image and speed of your internet connection, it may take a few minutes to upload. Then click or drag out an area to indicate where you want your image placed on the current page. Right click to disable the image tool.

To insert an image with a transparent background (such as a signature), we recommend creating a GIF or PNG image with a transparent background using an image editing software (e.g. Photoshop, Paint.NET, etc).

Comments (5)
Donald White
08 December 2010 08:48 AM
Please consider also allowing insertion of .doc (or .docx) or PDF as well. I have my signature saved as a .doc (.docx) and it would be very helpful to also be able to insert in these formats, too. Thanks.
kran balka
30 July 2011 09:18 PM
Thank you very much for that superb article
14 March 2013 06:54 AM
I wish insert a field where any people can edit to insert a owner image as is possible insert text chars into editable pdf (not insert image to compose pdf etitable file).
Thanksa nd best regards.
Dennis Caunce
08 April 2015 12:31 PM
My transparent PNGs are printing as a black background box? They look ok on the PDF...
Red Software
13 April 2015 01:48 PM
Hi Dennis,

Please open a support ticket with us at and we'd be happy to look into this further!