Convert JPG to PDF on the Apple Mac

If you save a graphic as a JPG or JPEG, it is available as an image file that can be edited and changed. In particular, scanned documents, receipts or even photos would then be "safely" stored as PDF. So you can also send them and usually print them better. How to convert JPG to PDF, which programs and apps can be used to convert the file and which solutions especially the Apple Mac with macOS offers - I will show you in this guide. Then you should also be able to convert a file from JPG to PDF;)

Convert a JPG to PDF without a converter, but with a pre-installed app of the Apple Mac? This works out! I have summarized three ways to convert image files into documents!
Convert a JPG to PDF without a converter, but with a pre-installed app of the Apple Mac? This works out! I have summarized three ways to convert image files into documents!

Convert JPG to PDF on the Apple Mac

Converting a JPG graphic into a PDF document is anything but rocket science these days. Even the pre-installed apps of the Mac offer such possibilities. For example, if you open a JPEG image in the standard “Preview” app, you can simply click on the “File” menu item and then select “Export as PDF…” in the drop-down menu. Select the name and storage location, click on "Save", and you're done.

If you want to edit the photo, graphic, image or scan before converting it to another file format, then simply load the file into an appropriate program. Image editing programs that are subject to a fee for this purpose are, for example. Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo. But also free apps like GIMP (here is a slightly older contribution) let you save a JPG file as a PDF.

Even in the web browser "Safari" or in other browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Opera and so on, you can convert a file from JPG to PDF. Just look for the corresponding image file in the Finder, double-click (two fingers) or right-click and select a web browser such as Safari under "Open With." The image will now be opened and you can use "Export as PDF..." again via the "File" item in the menu bar.

Convert JPG to PDF on macOS

Converting a file from JPG to PDF on macOS is super easy. A piece of cake, so to speak. You don't have to download a JPG-to-PDF converter, a file converter - or whatever the app types are called. Often times bring only unwanted accessories with you anyway, set watermarks on the PDF document or only output small resolutions. Converting a JPEG to PDF on the Mac is also possible without apps from the Internet. As a summary, here are the routes mentioned above in short form:

  • Open images in preview and then export as PDF
  • Open the image file with the image editing app and save it as a PDF
  • Open JPG in web browser (Safari) and output as PDF

Feel free to write a comment with other solutions that you use on your Mac;)

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