How to Convert JPG to PDF on Mac

A Simple and Secure way to convert JPGs to PDFs on a Mac...

By Abhishek Chandel
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How to Convert JPG to PDF on Mac

How to Convert JPG to PDF on Mac

Have you ever thought about converting your JPGs to PDFs? It can be a really handy thing to do! PDFs are great because they’re easy to share with others, no matter what software they have. Plus, you can password-protect them for added security. And, unlike JPGs, you can add all sorts of extra stuff to PDFs, like text and notes. In this guide, we’ll show you how to convert your JPGs to PDFs on a Mac. Ready to get started?

Why would you want to convert JPG to PDF?

  1. First, PDFs are more shareable than JPGs. Since everyone can view a PDF, it means you can easily email the file to others regardless of what software they have.
  2. Second, PDFs offer more security. You can password-protect a PDF so that only people you share the password with can view the file. In contrast, anyone can open a JPG.
  3. Finally, PDFs are more versatile. In addition to the image, you can add text, notes, and other elements to a PDF. This makes PDF a richer format for sharing documents and images with others.

How to Convert JPG to PDF on Mac 

1. Find and open the relevant JPG file & Open the Preview app which is a default image viewer app in Mac.

2. As it opens up, choose the "File" option from the menu bar at the top & select the "Export as PDF" option. 

3. Rename the PDF and select a location to save it & click on the "Save" button.

4. On the pop-up menu choose "Use .pdf" as the file type. And your Converted file will be saved in the desired location.

Additional Tips

  • You can use popular third-party apps like Adobe Acrobat or PDFelement. These programs make converting JPGs to PDFs quick and simple.

  • If you need a secure PDF, some of these apps let you encrypt the PDF file while you're converting the images.

  • After the PDF is created, you have options to edit it further. For example, with Mac's built-in Preview app you can add text notes, draw on the images, and make other changes. Just open the PDF in Preview and click the "Markup" toolbar to see your options.


PDFs are way more useful than regular photo files cause you can add text, notes, drawings - whatever- right on the PDF images themselves. We showed you how easy it is to convert JPG photos to PDFs on a Mac. And we gave you some bonus hacks and tools to make the most of your PDF photos.

So give it a shot! Convert some JPGs and see the new things you can make by putting your pics in PDF form. You'll probably think of all kinds of cool stuff once you start experimenting with the extra features of PDFs.

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