How to Convert Photo Files to PDF and JPEG

By Amy Dombrower

Photo files come in a number of formats, including JPEG, TIFF, BMP and PNG. You can use photo editing software or a conversion tool to convert such files to PDF or JPEG, which is one of the most regularly used photo formats. If you already own photo editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop, convert a file to both PDF and JPEG directly. Even the Windows' preinstalled drawing program, Paint, will convert image files to JPEG. To convert to PDF, you may download a third-party image-to-PDF converter.

Things You'll Need

  • Photo editing software
  • Microsoft Paint
  • Image converter tool

Convert to PDF or JPEG Using Adobe Photoshop

Step 1

Download and install a free trial of Adobe Photoshop if you don't already own the program (see Resources section).

Step 2

Open a photo file in Adobe Photoshop.

Step 3

Click the "File" menu and "Save as."

Step 4

Select the file format under "Format," select "JPG" to save the image as a JPEG file and select "Photoshop PDF" to convert to PDF.

Step 5

Choose a filename and destination folder for the converted file. Click "Save."

Convert to JPEG Using Microsoft Paint

Step 1

Open the photo file in Paint.

Step 2

Choose "File" and "Save as."

Step 3

Select "JPG" under the "Save as Type" menu.

Step 4

Enter a filename for the file and click "Save."

Convert to PDF Using a Third-party Conversion Tool

Step 1

Download and install a free converter, such as Image to PDF Converter Free or Convert Image to PDF (see Resources section).

Step 2

Open the conversion tool.

Step 3

Select a photo file on your computer to add to the conversion list.

Step 4

Click "Convert" to save the file as a PDF.