Acrobat reader does accept image formats but only .pdf while importing graphic for digital signature

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May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021

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Hello Community, I am using Acrobat Reader DC (Version 2021.001.20155)

 

When I try to assign a graphic to my digital signature, I get to choose only .pdf files and not image files such as .png, .jpeg etc (See attached image).   The signature image needs to have transparent background so that it does not hide the logo. Although I managed to create a pdf file of the signature image with a transparent background (long process), it would have been better if I had an option to choose .png file directly.  Can we expect an update on this?

 

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Adobe Community Professional , May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021

When you use Adobe Acrobat you can use image files.

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May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021

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I am not able to replace the image in the question. Here is a better version.  Adobe_help.png

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When you use Adobe Acrobat you can use image files.

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May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021

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Hi Bernd Alheit,

 

Thank you so much for your reply and it is very helpful. Acrobat Pro DC does support several formats including .png. I was using Acrobat Reader DC free version. I have a pro version too but somehow I missed to check there earlier.

 

Nonetheless, I still wonder if it is intentional to keep this option exclusive to Acrobat Pro DC or it is just missed to be included in free version.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 29, 2021 May 29, 2021

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My guess is the latter. It used to only be possible to only select PDF files in earlier versions of Reader when selecting an icon for a button field, but now you can select image files, too. I think this feature was just left out from that upgrade, since it doesn't make much sense not to allow it in one place and allow it elsewhere.

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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So, if you import a PDF-"Signature File" in Adobe Acrobat Reader to create a Digital Signature, the signature will never be transparent?

If so, then please inform people in the documentation or directly in Adobe Acrobat Reader when adding the signature file as a PDF that transparent signatures will only work with the Pro version - really frustrating not to be informed at all...

 

Thx&Cheers,

Bill

 

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Acrobat Reader supports transparent signatures.

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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How? Where's the manual for Adobe Acrobat Reader v2022?

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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I have never seen a manual for this version.

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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And what about the latest "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC"?

But then again, from which version are you talking about ("Acrobat Reader supports transparent signatures.")? And could you drop the weblink to the manual?

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I have never seen a manual for Acrobat Reader.

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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how can you tell that "Acrobat Reader supports transparent signatures" if you can't prove it or show us how it works? sorry to say, but you are acting like a bot - not very helpful.

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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I can use transparent signatures in Acrobat Reader. Use a PDF file with a transparent signature. Have you tried it?

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I'm gonna ask somewhere else, you're lacking of professionalism - thank you for your time.

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