Some Easy Ways to Convert a JPG to PDF

Some Easy Ways to Convert a JPG to PDF

When you take a photo on most smartphones, it almost always saves the image as a JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group), or .jpg file format.

The reason is to do with storage because JPG files are compressed to reduce the file size.

These are handy for digital viewing or photo sharing online.

The PDF is a universal file format supported by all browsers. It comes in super handy for printing images. In particular, multiple images. Like printing your own photo book.

Regardless of the device that you are using, you can convert a JPG to PDF without any third-party software, although that is an option if you need more control over the quality of images.

How to convert a JPG to PDF

Devices have virtual printers to “Print to PDF”. Smartphones can send files to Drive to Print to PDF. On Windows 10, the Photos app can convert multiple JPGs to PDF.

Method 1: Use a Virtual Printer

The majority of computers and smartphones have virtual printers installed. These are capable of converting almost any file type into a PDF.

The purpose of this is to simplify document sharing, regardless of the software installed on the system.

Step 1: Right-click on the JPG file you want to convert to PDF and select print

Step 2: On the next screen, a prompt appears asking “how do you want to print your pictures?” Click the printer menu and select “Microsoft Print to PDF”

Step 3: Save the file to your computer

Once saved, the PDF is created and stored in the folder you selected. 

Microsoft Print to PDF not showing?

If Print to PDF is not showing then it is likely disabled in the system programs and features. To enable Microsoft Print to PDF functionality,

  • In the search bar, type “Windows Features”
  • Select the option for “Turn Windows Features on or off”
  • Check the box beside “Microsoft Print to PDF”.

On a Mac? It is just as easy to convert JPG to PDF

  1. Double-click on the JPG you want to convert
  2. Open with the “Preview” app
  3. Select “Export as PDF”.
  4. Give the new file a name and tap export.

The only difference is the wording.

Windows has “Print to PDF”. The macOS uses “Export as PDF”. They both do the same thing. Tap into the system’s virtual printer to convert files into PDF.

Method 2: Use the Photos app on Windows to convert multiple JPG files to PDF

The default photo viewer on Windows 10 systems is the Photos app. Whenever you double-click a photo, this is the app that should be launching to view them.

If you have added another photo viewing or image editing app to the system, the other program may be set as the default app to open photos.

If you do have a different program, type in “Photos” in the search bar and click the “Photos” app to launch the program.

From here, you can select as many images as you want to convert them all into a single PDF file.

Step 1: Hover the cursor over the image and a check box appears in the top right.

Step 2: Check the box to select each image you want to be included in the PDF file

Step 3: Once you have selected all the images you want to convert to PDF, tap on the “print” icon on the top right.

Step 4. On the next screen, set the printer to “Microsoft Print to PDF”.

Step 5. Click print

Step 6. Type in a name to save the file as, then click “save

The PDF with all the images will be exported into a single PDF document. This can be viewed in any browser on any device.

Where this method excels is for creating photo books, or brochures. You can convert PDF to Word, edit it to include text descriptions, then save the edited .docx file as a PDF.

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