How to Save a JPEG as a PDF

Saving a JPEG image to a PDF format is an excellent practice for storing a JPEG in a printable format. Converting a JPEG file to a PDF is simple when you use a print-to-PDF program such as doPdf, cutePdf and PrimoPdf. These programs work by setting up what is known as a "virtual printer" on your operating system. They are lightweight and will not slow down your computer with redundant processes. Not only can these programs print and save a JPEG to a PDF format, they can also convert Web pages and document files. Additionally, doPdf, cutePdf and PrimoPdf are easily integrated with versions of Windows since XP and come in both 32- and 64-bit versions.

Step 1

Download and install a PDF print file converter from one of the websites listed in Resources. Upon successful installation, the print-to-PDF program will be displayed in your list of printers.

Step 2

Open your "Printing Preferences" menu, and change the settings for page size, page orientation and print resolution to your liking. To do this, go to "Start" > "Settings" and open the "Printers and Faxes" menu. Right-click on the selected PDF converters icon, and choose "Printing Preferences." Make the appropriate changes. Once you are happy with your desired parameters, click on the "OK" button to save your changes.

Step 3

Open a JPEG file. Go to print the picture, and ensure that the print-to-PDF program is your selected printer. Select "Print," and a dialogue box will appear. Here you will be asked to title your PDF file and to choose where to save the file on your computer. Open up the saved PDF, and you will be able to view your JPEG image inside of the PDF.


In Linux's Ubuntu operating system, converting a JPEG to PDF format is as easy as renaming the .jpg extension to .pdf.

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