PDF.co is an automation and API platform for PDF, Barcodes, Data Extraction, and Data Transformations. It also provides online tools for performing essential PDF-related functionalities such as splitting/merging PDF, document parsing, filling PDF forms, HTML to PDF conversation, PDF data extraction to various formats, barcode reader, etc.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to add a screenshot to a PDF file using PDF.co Web API

  1. Open PDF.co Account
  2. Request Tester for PDF.co API
  3. Input JSON Code
  4. Run Request Result
  5. Output

We will use this sample PDF file in this tutorial

Sample PDF File
Sample PDF File

Step 1: Open PDF.co Account

Open PDF.co Account

Step 2: Request Tester for PDF.co API

  • For Choose PDF.co API endpoint field, search and select v1/pdf/edit/add. This endpoint can add a screenshot to a PDF file.
  • For the Input Parameters field, add your source file. You can override the source file with a link or a file.

Request Tester for PDF.co API

Step 3: Input JSON Code

Now, let’s add the JSON code

  • For the Async param, will set it to false. If you want to run the job asynchronously, set it to true.
  • For Encrypt param, set it to true.
  • For the Inline param, let’s set it  true to get a direct link to the output pdf.
  • In the Name param, type in your desired output file name.

Let’s set up the Images param

  • For the URL param, input your screenshot image URL. You can convert your screenshot image to a URL(for use in PDF.co) in this link.
  • For X and Y params, add the coordinates where you want to add the screenshot image. You can get the coordinates of your PDF file in this link.
  • For Width and Height params, add the size of your screenshot image.
  • For Page’s param, type 0 for the first page and 1 for the second page.

Input JSON Code

"async": false,
"encrypt": true,
"inline": true,
"name": "Output",

"images": [
"url": "filetoken://69d17ad93bf5fbf76269697d9b676a4cf36c3e2991af1ede33",
"x": 270,
"y": 150,
"width": 159,
"height": 43,
"pages": "0"


Once you have done setting up the code, click on the Run Request button to see the result.

Step 4: Run Request Result

  • Great! The request runs successfully, click on the URL to view the output or directly download the output file.

Run Request Result

Step 5: Output

  • Here’s the PDF document in which we successfully added the screenshot image.
PDF Document Output
PDF Document Output

In this tutorial, you learned how to add a screenshot to a PDF file using PDF.co Web API. You also learned how to use the v1/pdf/edit/add endpoint and add the screenshot image to a PDF file.