Cropping pages to highlight areas in Acrobat

When you receive a PDF that contains, say, an image that is surrounded by text, how do you highlight the image? One way is to export the graphic to an imaging application such as Photoshop, but that involves additional applications and the associated loading times. A great ‘quick and dirty’ fix here is to use the ‘Crop’ tool to hide the content that surrounds the image, leaving you with PDF which displays only an image, just the way you wanted it. This tip explains how.

Using Adobe Acrobat:

  • Document > Pages > Crop or Acrobat Toolbar > Advanced Editing > Crop Tool.

Since the extra content is simply hidden and not removed, this method should NOT be used to mask sensitive information.

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