So you’ve got a JPG image and you need to turn it into a PDF document, don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Converting a JPG to a PDF might sound pretty complex, but it’s actually really simple and easy to do with the help of the free website I’m about to show you.
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How To Convert A JPG To A PDF
To convert your JPG into a PDF document, all you have to do is go to online-convert.com, and under “Document converter”, click on the drop down menu that says “Select target format”.
Now, in the menu that appears, select “PDF”…
And you will be taken to a page where you can upload the JPG file that you want to convert to a PDF. So now you can either drop your JPG in the green box that says “Drop Files here”, or click on the “Choose File” button to select your JPG in the file selector.
Now, your JPG will begin to upload and you’ll see the upload progress near the bottom of the screen.
Then, once your JPG is uploaded to the converter, you’re almost ready to click the “Start” button to begin converting it into a PDF, but there is one setting you might want to change first.
If you scroll down the page a little bit, you’ll see it is currently set to “Convert”. This will be fine for most uses, but as JPG is an image file, this will essentially just make a PDF the same shape and size as the image and put the image on it.
But, if you set it to “Convert with OCR”…
That means it will actually try to detect any text in the image and put the text in the PDF in a way that makes it highlightable, copyable, and even editable with the right software.
This won’t always work and often won’t even be necessary for a lot of JPGs, but if you have a JPG file that’s a scan of a document or something like that, you might want to try enabling this feature and see if it manages to detect the text.
But, regardless of which setting you chose here, once you’ve done that, you can go ahead and click the “Start” button and it will begin converting your JPG into a PDF.
Now, you will see a page that says “Please wait while your file is being processed”, and this may take around 20 – 60 seconds depending on the size of your file.
But then once it’s done, you’ll see a page with your converted file, and your new PDF should start automatically downloading within a few seconds.
If it doesn’t download automatically, you might just need to click the “Download” button to prompt the download to begin.
But now, once the download is complete, you should now have a PDF version of your JPG sitting in your Downloads folder!
And that’s all there is to it!
But, if you ever have a PDF that you want to turn into a JPG, you can do that just as easily by following the steps here. Or, if you have multiple JPGs that you’ve just converted into PDFs, and you want to combine them into one multi-page PDF, you can learn how to do that here.