Nowadays, Portable Document Format
files, or PDFs
, are the standard document type for most companies and businesses worldwide thanks to their portability and fixed format. PDF documents offer various advantages, such as security, smaller file size, self-containment, and their ability to be opened on most, if not all, computers.
This quick tutorial will show you how to convert one or more JPG files into a single PDF
(with each JPG on its own page) on a Mac
. Note that this method also works with Word documents as well as Open Office.
How To Convert JPG to PDF on Mac
Open your JPG files using Preview
, and select your image(s) in the window's sidebar.
> Print Selected Images
. In the window that opens, click the dropdown menu located in the lower left corner. Then, select Save as PDF
Give your file a name, select your preferred location, and then click Save
Alternatively, you can use the Automator
application, which comes built-in with Mac OS X computers. Automator contains scripts that can help you create your PDF files in bulk.
To do this, simply launch the Automator
app, and go to Choose Finder Items
> New PDF from images
. Select your images to get them converted.
JPG to PDF Software
Want to make this process even easier? Skim
, Adobe Reader for Mac
, and PDF Converter for Mac
are great applications that can automate and speed up the file conversion process.
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