Watermark with PNG

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May 07, 2018 May 07, 2018

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I tried using the Watermark tool in Acrobat Pro 2017.  It won't let me choose a PNG file, which for obvious reasons is the format I use for watermarking.

My question is, with no apparent ability to load a PNG, how do I use this function?

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Most Valuable Participant , May 07, 2018 May 07, 2018
You don't need to select a file with transparency. The watermark will automatically appear behind the contents of the page when you insert it, if you select that option under "Location".

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May 07, 2018 May 07, 2018

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You don't need to select a file with transparency. The watermark will automatically appear behind the contents of the page when you insert it, if you select that option under "Location".

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Aug 03, 2018 Aug 03, 2018

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I am trying to put a watermark over an image, so I would need to use a png for the watermark image to not have a white background.  Is this possible with Acrobat DC?  I need the overlaying image to be in the same location for multiple pages, which is why I was trying to add it as a watermark instead of a layer.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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But what if your document background isn't solid white? This seems like a very surprising restriction, especially considering the purpose of a watermark. 

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Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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Did you read my reply above? The one marked as Correct?

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Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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Agree, when you have a document background that isn't solid white (like a full bleed image), then setting the watermark to appear behind the document means you don't see it at all on those pages. Is there a way to use a PNG file or some other work around for documents that aren't just plain white?

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