How to Save Pictures As a PDF

By Maureen Bruen

Save pictures as a PDF (Portable Document Format) by using the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. Free and paid picture viewer software usually has the capability to support printing to PDF for saving pictures in this format. Always try the free options first, such as those that come with the Windows operating system. The same process can be performed with paid picture viewer software like Photoshop and Fireworks. Most locations have PDF printing capability. Simply choose the default Adobe PDF option or the PDF option installed at your location.

Step 1

Click "Start" and then "My Pictures."

Step 2

Double-click on the folder with the picture to be saved as a PDF.

Step 3

Place the cursor in the center of the picture and click the right mouse button to display the right-click options list.

Step 4

Select "Open With," "Choose Program" and the "Open With" dialog box is displayed.

Step 5

Use the scroll bar to find "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer," click on the program name and then click "OK." The "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" program is launched and the picture is displayed in the document window.

Step 6

Click the "Print" icon at the bottom of the window and the "Photo Printing Wizard" is displayed.

Step 7

Click "Next" and select the default "Adobe PDF" option or the PDF printing option available at your location.

Step 8

Click "Next" and click on the "Full page photo print" option, click "Next" and then the "Save PDF File As" dialog box is displayed.

Step 9

Click the "Save" button and the "Creating Adobe PDF" window is displayed and then the "Photo Printing Wizard" is displayed.

Step 10

Click "Finish" to exit the wizard and the full page PDF of the picture is displayed in the PDF software program on your computer.