How to Turn an Image Into a PDF

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Jaqueline Corradi
Jaqueline Corradi
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Do you know how to turn an image into a PDF? That feature can be useful if you want to save images for a presentation and make sure there won't be any problems when opening the file. You can put together more than one image in the same PDF document, for instance. 

It's possible to turn an image into a PDF using your desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Then, you can save the file on the cloud and open it on different devices, they just need to have a PDF reader installed. Take a look at the article to learn more about it. 

How to Turn an Image Into a PDF on Your Computer

When it comes to how to turn an image into a PDF on your computer, you don't need to install any third-party app. It's possible to convert the file with the print function.

1 - Select the image you want to convert to PDF;

2- Open the image with the standard image viewer that comes with the operating system;

3 - Click on "print" or press the buttons control + P, for Windows, or command + p, for macOS;

Print page

4 - Choose the option "save as PDF";

Print page

5 - Name the file, choose where you want to save it, and click on "save".

Save file page

How to Turn an Image into a PDF Using an Online Converter

Another solution regarding how to turn an image into a pdf is using file converters that are available online, such as Convertio, and Adobe Acrobat

The way these online converters work is very similar, they usually have an intuitive interface. We are going to use Adobe Acrobat as an example. Take a look:

1 - Choose the image you wish to save as a PDF;

2 - Drag and drop it to Adobe's page;

Convert JPG to PDF page at Adobe website.

3 - Once the file is uploaded, it will be converted automatically;

Adobe website, download completed page

4 - Click on "Download" and save the file on your computer.

How to Turn an Image Into a PDF on iPhone

If you need to save an image as PDF using your iPhone, don't worry, iOS has features that will help you with that as well. 

Option 1

1 - Open the image on your smartphone;

2 - Click on the share icon;

3 - Click on Books, and the image will be turned into a PDF.

Option 2 

1 - Open the image on the iPhone

2 - Click on the "share icon";

3 - Select "save to files", and save the image in your files;

Iphone share menu

4 - Open the Files app;

5 - Click and press upon the image;

6 - Choose "Quick actions";

7 - Select "Create PDF", and that's it.

iPhone menu showing the options to edit and save an image

How to Turn an Image Into a PDF Using an Android Device

The smartphones equipped with the Android operating system also come with built-in features to save images as PDFs. What you need to do is:

1 - Open the image using Google Files

2 - Click on the share icon;

3 - Select the option "print";

4 - Click on "select a printer";

5 - Choose the option "save as PDF", name the file, and save it.

Backup All Your Files

Now that you have learned how to turn images into a PDF, to avoid losing all the work you have done by converting the files, it's always important to make sure you have a backup of all of your files. Then, if you get stolen, someone tries to hack your computer or any other problem prevents you from accessing your files, they will already be safely stored.

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