How to Save a GIF File As a JPEG

By Charles Carswell

Changing graphic file formats for an image is quite easy. You don't need an expensive software package, nor do you have to download and install anything. This little feat takes only a basic word processor and a few clicks of your mouse. There are applications where you will find that a JPEG file may fare better than a GIF for various reasons, and being able to switch file formats can be very handy. Of course, GIF files have their place as well, and the process can be reversed if needed.

Things You'll Need

  • MS Word 2007 or MS Word 2010

Step 1

Launch Microsoft Word, open a new document ("Ctrl+N") and drag your GIF file into the workspace. You can also click the "Insert" tab, then click the Picture icon from the main menu task bar.

Step 2

Select the image and right-click it. A picture formatting menu appears. Select "Save as Picture...." The File Save dialog window appears.

Step 3

Navigate to the directory and file folder in which you wish to save your image. Type the name of the new JPEG file in the File name text field. Choose "JPEG File Interchange Format" from the "Save as type" drop-down text selection.

Step 4

Click "Save." The conversion is complete.

Tips & Warnings

  • Save your work periodically to avoid losing everything in the event of an abrupt power loss or mishap.