How to Convert Adobe to JPEG

By Cooper Temple

Adobe is responsible for a variety of popular programs, such as Photoshop, but the company’s primary claim to fame is the Acrobat line of PDF (Portable Document Format) programs. Adobe Reader is the premier PDF reading program, and is the standard on nearly all newer computers. Adobe Acrobat Standard, Pro and Pro Extended cover the PDF writing and editing end of the line. The PDF writing programs may be used to convert nearly any type of printable material into the file type. You can convert an Adobe document to another file format, such as a JPEG, by following a few steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe PDF writing program

Step 1

Install and open one of the Adobe Acrobat applications. Adobe Acrobat Pro is used in the following steps, though the same process will work for other Adobe PDF writing applications. A free trial version of Adobe Acrobat Pro is available for download on the Adobe web page.

Step 2

Open the Adobe PDF file that you want to convert to a JPEG file. Click once on the “Open” button to launch the dialogue window. The “Look in” drop down is used to access the folder to which the Adobe file is saved. Click once on the file name and once on the “Open” button to launch the Adobe file.

Step 3

Click once on the “View” menu and once on the “Toolbars” menu to generate a list of available Adobe toolbars. Select the “Tasks” toolbar to generate a toolbar that will allow you to convert the Adobe file to a different format. When the toolbar appears, you may click once on the left edge of it to drag and drop it in a new location.

Step 4

Click once on the “Export” button on the “Tasks” toolbar. The image on the button appears as a page with a red arrow sweeping around it to the left. This will generate a list of file types to which the Adobe file may be converted, including JPEG. Click once on the “JPEG” option. This will generate a “Save As” dialogue window. If you prefer to use a “JPEG2000” format, click once on the “Export” button, once on “More Formats” and once on the “JPEG2000” option. Regardless of the format you choose, the process is the same.

Step 5

Use the “Look in” menu to select the folder to which you want to save the “JPEG” file. Choose a name for the file, type it into the “File name” field and click once on the “Save” button. Please note that each individual page of the Adobe file will be saved as a separate JPEG file, using the file name you selected followed by the page number. These JPEG files may be used as any other image files, for example in slide show presentations or word processing documents.