This post gives a guide on how to convert JPG to PDF on Windows 10. Converting JPG to PDF is a useful skill as when sharing images it is often necessary to attach them as PDF to avoid damaging them. This is also useful when sending multiple images in one file rather than when sending a large number of photos. JPG is an image storage format similar to other formats such as PNG, TIFF, etc. PDF is an Adobe Acrobat file format for storing postscript information. It is more durable and less prone to damage.
If you are using the Windows operating system, you can follow the steps below to convert JPG to PDF on Windows, whether you are using Windows 11/10 or older Windows 7/8.
Part 1: JPG to PDF Converter for Windows 11/10/8/7.
If you need a reliable JPG-to-PDF converter, Wondershare PDFelement – PDF File Editor is a great choice. It can convert JPG to PDF and still keep high quality without compromise. It doesn’t compress files or lose detail in JPGs. And the batch conversion feature will save you time if you need to convert multiple JPG to PDFs on Windows. Finally, you can combine multiple JPGs into one file, making it easy to share them via email and other social platforms.
Wondershare PDFelement is also a complete PDF editor that can edit PDFs in many different ways, such as editing text, images, comments, and forms on PDF. It works on all versions of Windows 7/8/10, and even 11 when it arrives. This means that no matter what version or how old your desktop or laptop is, you can use it.
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Step 1: Convert JPG to PDF on Windows in one click.
After downloading and installing PDFelement, launch this PDF editor, and click the “Create PDF” button to import the JPG you need to convert to PDF.
Note: To merge multiple JPGs into PDF, go to the start menu, click “Merge PDF” and select all JPGs to convert to PDF.
Step 2: Convert JPG to editable PDF on Windows (optional).
If you need to edit text on a JPG image, PDFelement also allows you to perform OCR to convert the JPG to an editable PDF. Just click the “Run OCR” button.
Step 3: Save JPG as PDF on Windows.
Click the “Save” button, enter a file name and destination, and that’s it. The JPG image will be saved to PDF.
Part 2: Convert JPG to PDF on Windows 11/10.
Below are the steps to use the built-in Photos program available in Windows 10 to convert JPG to PDF as an alternative to a dedicated PDF converter.
Step 1: Search for “Photos” and you’ll find the default Windows application for viewing JPGs and other image file formats.
Step 2: The Photos app opens, with collections, folders, albums, and several tabs. Use this tab to find the JPG file you need to convert to PDF. You can also use this tab to select multiple JPG files. Click on the “Select” button in the upper right corner of the application screen. Then select all JPG photos.
Step 3: Now click on the printer icon or type Ctrl+P and the printer window will open. Select the “Microsoft Print to PDF” option from the dropdown menu. Click on the “Print” button and the file will be saved.
In this case, the file will not be printed, because the printer is not connected, but will be saved in PDF format. You can also select a filename and destination.
This application does not allow you to manage or edit PDFs like PDFelement, so use something else for that.
Part 3: Convert JPG to PDF on Windows 7, 8, and XP.
If you are using versions of Windows starting from XP, you can still convert JPG to PDF. Therefore, we present here some methods that will work on different versions.
Method 1: Convert JPG to PDF on Windows using the print function.
This is a very common and easy method as it uses built-in Windows applications. We use the “Microsoft Print to PDF” option available in Windows. It has a few serious limitations but is still a viable option.
Step 1: Navigate to the folder where your file is located. To convert a single JPG to PDF, just right click on the JPG file.
Step 2: Select the “Print” option. You can also open the JPG file for viewing and then press Ctrl+P. You will then get a list of options in the form of a drop-down menu for selecting a printer. Since you do not need to print here, select the “Microsoft Print to PDF” option from the list.
Step 3: Next, you can choose a file name, as well as a destination or location of your choice. Specify the data and click on the “Print” button. This will save the JPG as a PDF. Now you can go to the desired location and view this file.
Tip: How to convert multiple JPGs to PDF on Windows?
You can also convert several or more JPG to PDFs at one time on Windows. This is possible with a slight change and adding one more step to the “Microsoft Print to PDF” method described above.
If you want to do this for multiple JPG files, just click on the “Select” option in the top right corner of the Photos app. Then select all the photos or JPG files you want to merge into PDF. You can see the selections as they have a “tick” in the top right corner. Make sure the thumbnails are big enough for you to see.
Then click on the share icon in the bottom left corner. Then click “Print” and “Print to PDF” as described above. This will save the photo as a PDF and all the JPGs will appear in the order they appear in the Photos app.
Method 2: Convert JPG to PDF on Windows via Google Chrome
If you have Google Chrome as your browser on Windows, which is what most people use these days, instead of Edge, you can use that too, because Firefox, Chrome, etc. have features that allow you to do this natively.
Firstly, you can view JPG-type images in a browser without any programs and even without an internet connection. This is a very convenient method. The downside is that you can’t do this for multiple JPG files in one PDF.
Step 1: First, open the image file to preview it. You can right-click on the JPG file, which will open the properties dialog box. It has several tabs: “General”, “Security” and so on. Click the “Security” tab and check for the presence of the “Object Name” field.
Step 2: This will show the exact full path to the file where your JPG is stored on the computer. Copy it by selecting the full path. It will be something like “C:\Users\Admin\x.jpg”.
Step 3: Now go to your browser and in the address or URL bar paste the path to the file you just copied. When you press the Enter button on your keyboard, the JPG file will open in a browser window.
Step 4: Now go to the print icon in the top right corner and select “Print”. A dialog box will open. Here you can change the purpose, layout, margins, etc. Then click on the blue “Save” button.
Step 5: Clicking the button opens another dialog where you can specify a file name. Save type – “*.pdf”. Click Save. The JPG is now converted and will be saved as a PDF file.
However, this method does not support merging multiple JPGs into a single PDF file. Some other browsers may also do this. “Image Properties” is not the only way to find the path to a file in Windows. You can also find it in the file browser dialog when viewing a JPG file.
For example, in the screenshot above, you can see the location of the file. But it must always be the full path to the file, otherwise, Chrome won’t be able to find or display it.
Tip: How to enable the “Print to PDF” option on Windows
Some users may not find this function in the above way. Then you will have to go to the “Control Panel” and manually enable it, although the feature should be enabled by default.
Step 1. First, open the Start menu and search for Control Panel. Then go to the “Programs” section and select the “Turn Windows feature on or off” option.
Step 2In the list you will find the option “Microsoft Print to PDF” with a checkbox on the left. Click on it and then select the “OK” button.
Once you do that, the feature will be available in the above steps that we have done. Print to PDF is a fast way to convert JPG to PDF without any additional software. A web browser such as Google Chrome can also be used in the same way. But even if you don’t have them, the “Microsoft Print to PDF” option is always available in the Photos app.