How To Convert A JPG To A PDF On Mac And Windows

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How To Convert A JPG To A PDF On Mac And Windows

If you have a photo you took or saved from the Internet and need to turn it into a PDF, worry no more. Whether you are using Windows or Mac, we have you covered! It’s a straightforward process that can be done in your computer’s photo-viewing app, so there’s no need to use a third-party app or website.

How To Convert and JPG to a PDF Using Windows 11

It is worth noting that this process also works on Windows 10 and most previous versions of Windows.

1. Open The Image You Want To Convert

Convert JPG to PDF
How to convert JPG to PDF

To do this, you will navigate through file explorer and locate the image you are looking to convert. Once you find it, double-click on the image, and it should open in Photos by default. If it doesn’t do that, you might have changed the default app, which is not an issue. To correct this, right-click on the photo, choose Open with, and select Photos.

2. Select The Printer Icon

Selecting the Printer icon
Choosing the ‘Print’ option

Once you have the photo open, you will see a menu on the top bar of the image. From there, select the three horizontal dots to bring up more options. In that drop-down menu, choose Print.

3. Print To PDF

Print to PDF
Choosing ‘Microsoft Print to PDF’

Don’t worry, you don’t need a printer to complete this. Choose Microsoft to PDF from the printer option from the drop-down menu. When you have that selected, click on the Print button in the bottom left corner of the window.

4. Save and Rename

Save and Rename Converted PDF
Renaming the PDF

After selecting Print, a file explorer window will pop up. Here you can rename the file to whatever you like. Note that underneath the File name, there is a box that says Save as type. This box should say PDF Document (*.pdf)

Once you have the file name and location to your liking, select Save in the bottom right. Congratulations, you have converted a JPG to a PDF!

Converting a JPG to a PDF on Windows is a breeze. Check out the video below from Kevin Stratvert, and watch him walk you through the steps to convert multiple JPGs to a single PDF on Windows, iPhone, and Android.

How To Convert a JPG to PDF Using MacOS

1. Open The Image To Convert

How To Convert a JPG to PDF Using MacOS
Converting the JPG using ‘Finder’

Start by finding the image you want to convert by using Finder. Once you have located the JPG, double-click on it to open it in Preview. If it does not open in Preview, no worries. To correct that, right-click on the file, select Open with and then select Preview from the drop-down menu.

2. Export as PDF

Exporting JPG as PDF
Exporting the JPG file as PDF

After you have your photo open in Preview, on the top toolbar, select File, then Export as PDF.

3. Save The File

Saving converted PDF file
Saving the converted PDF file

After selecting Export as PDF, a small Finder window will pop up, and from there, you can rename and choose the location where you want to save the PDF. Note that you can select the downward-facing arrow to make the Finder window to a size where you can see the folder to the right.

Once you have the name and location to your liking, select Save in the bottom right corner, and you have converted that JPG to a PDF!

For a visual walk-through of how to convert a JPG to a PDF on a Mac, check out this video from Tech & Design.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best JPG to PDF converter?

Instead of online converter tools, we highly recommend using built-in apps that come with Windows and MacOS. Unfortunately, some of those conversion sites can be malicious.

Which app is best for converting images to PDF?

If you do not want to use one of the default apps on your computer, we recommend using Adobe Scan to convert images to PDF.

Is there a free version of PDF?

Adobe’s PDF reader is free. If you want more tools and access to edit PDFs, Adobe Acrobat is premium but is well worth it.

Does Windows have a PDF editor?

Windows machines, by default, do not have a PDF editor, but you can use Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word.

Is JPG PDF safe?

Easy PDF says that your files are secure with their service and no one else is able to see them. We do still reccomend using the built-in apps for the most secure process.

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