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I want to add my signature to PDFs in Preview, but the Trackpad/Camera method is terrible.

Any way to add a scanned signature to Preview??

  • And you do not want to use Adobe Reader (a free app) – Ruskes Jan 21 '15 at 0:14
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The camera capture method works just fine, so long as you get the basics right.

  • Write your signature in black on a sheet of clean white paper.
  • Take your MacBook, camera etc over to the window, facing inwards.
  • Hold paper, now in daylight, to camera.
  • Done.

If the lighting is bad, the result will be bad.

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sadly the only ways to add a signature in Preview, is by using the two different ways you mentioned. You could type your name in pages, print it out and use the camera.

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Ok, for those who don't have a trackpad, and who also think the camera "scanned" signature looks crappy: Open up a random PDF in the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad, press the mark up icon on the top left, then the + icon on the bottom right, then signature. Create your signature here. It is then synced to all of your devices for use.

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