Convert a jpg to pdf on a Mac computer

March 15, 2021

The JPG format is a popular format used for digital images. It is standardized by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) and used widely owing to its compressed size. The compression potentiality makes the files easier to share by attaching to an email or uploading online, but sometimes you may require sharing the files in PDF format as well. Luckily, there are more than one way or more versatile ways via which you can convert a JPG to PDF on a Mac computer.

Conversion To PDF

How to convert a JPG to PDF on Mac?

You may have several JPG images you wish to change to PDF on Mac. The good thing is, you don't have to scour the web to find one or pay for some online file converter. Apple makes this really easy with its own built-in feature. Its Preview software offers the easiest way to do it. Here’s how to unleash the power of Preview to convert jpg to pdf on a Mac computer.

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  1. Launch Preview on Mac.
  2. Choose the image with the .jpg extension you wish to change into a PDF file.
  3. Select the File option.
  4. Click Export to PDF from the drop-down menu.
  5. In the Save As field keep the default file name or create a new one.
  6. Choose a suitable location to save the file.
  7. Hit the Save button.

How to convert a JPG to PDF?

Mac Preview
Mac Preview

Launch Preview image viewer from the dock. Alternatively, you can open it by searching for Preview under Spotlight (visible as a magnifying glass icon in the upper right-hand corner of your Mac screen).

Open Image File
Open Image File

Now, select the JPG image file you wish to convert to a PDF document. Instantly, the JPG image will pop up in the Preview window.

At the top, click the ‘File’ option.

Export As PDF
Export As PDF

From the list of options displayed, go to the ‘Export as PDF’ entry.

When a new window shows up on your Mac screen, type the default name of the file or create a new one in the Save As field.

Save Box
Save Box

Choose a suitable location to save the file by hitting the drop-down menu adjacent to the Where field. Now, click the Save button at the bottom.

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JPG PDF Conversion
JPG PDF Conversion

Open the image again and hit the Info icon to find if your JPG file was converted into a PDF file successfully. If you wish to access the converted file, type its name in the Spotlight to open it.

Save as PDF
Save as PDF

An alternative way to convert from JPG to PDF on your Mac is to open the document or image file you want to save as a PDF. Then, choose File > Print.

In the Print window that appears next, hit the PDF pop-up menu and select the Save as PDF option

Hope that makes sense!

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