FormulatePro - add an image to a PDF file

In a previous post I explained how to add an image to a PDF in OS X Preview. That procedure involves converting a PDF to an image and than back to a PDF which looses all the PDF benefits. I needed a quick and dirty solution and I did not dig into other applications which could do a better job. I posted the tip to Mac OS X Hints which received a lot of negative comments :) and a lot of better solutions and I learned about better ways of achieving this.

Among all, I liked best the application called FormulatePro which even provides a simpler solution. 

1. Download the FormulatePro

2. Open the PDF

3. Select File -> Place Image, choose the image and move it to a desired place.

4. Select File -> Save and the job is done.

Thanks all for the suggestions in comments at Mac OS X Hints.


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Bruno Silva on :


how can I install formulatepro in Ubuntu?


Best regards


mkljun on :

As far as I know FormulatePro is only available for OS X and not Linux or Windows.

From their web site:

"FormulatePro requires Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger or higher. OS X Lion is supported."

mkljun on :

I checked for a Linux equivalent

PDFtk seems the most powerful solution but it works in command line (there are GUIs as well although I don't know if they support all comand line options)

Option to add an image is stamp or *multistamp*.

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