How to batch convert JPG images on Mac.

A person uses a laptop to learn how to batch-convert JPG images on Mac.

Converting photos from one image type to another is a useful trick. Learn how to convert a batch of JPG images on a Mac.

Because a picture is worth a thousand words, learning to work with images will help you express your ideas clearly and efficiently. There are many different types of image files, and some only work with certain software. Knowing how to convert images from one file type to another will allow you to use the best photos to tell your story.

What image types can I batch convert to JPG on Mac?

JPG is the most common image format. These files are ideal for sharing, storing, and displaying on websites because the JPG compression algorithm significantly reduces the size of the file.

You can batch convert various image types to JPG on Mac. Some examples are JPEG, JPEG 2000, PDF, PNG, PSD, TIFF, and others.

Batch converting these types of files can be especially useful if you share files with other people who use different kinds of computers or if you want to open specific files in apps that don’t read all file types.

How to batch convert JPG images on a Mac

To batch change a .jpg to .jpeg Mac files, follow these instructions:

A person uses a laptop to learn how to batch-convert JPG images on Mac.

  1. Hold down the Command key in a Finder window and select the images you want to convert. If they’re all grouped, hold down Shift and click the first and then the last file. With this action, you can select them all at once.
  2. With Preview preselected as your default image viewer, double-click one of the selected images to open them all.
  3. Click inside the Preview sidebar.
  4. From the Preview menu bar, select Edit, then Select All, or use the Command+A keyboard shortcut to select all the open images.
  5. Select File, then Export Selected Images.
  6. Choose a location for your converted images.
  7. Select JPG as the image type from the Format drop-down, then click Choose.

If after you’re done converting your images to JPG, you need to convert them to PDF, you can use Adobe Acrobat online services to do so, by following these simple steps:

  1. Go to Adobe Acrobat online and select the convert tool.
  2. Click the “Select a file” button above or drag and drop files into the drop zone.
  3. After uploading, Acrobat will automatically convert the file from JPG to PDF.

How to convert JPG to PDF on Mac for easier sharing.

You can easily convert JPG to PDF on Mac to make your files easier to share. Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Locate the JPG on Finder.
  2. Right-click the image.
  3. Click Open With and select the Preview option.
  4. In the top menu, click File > Export as PDF.
  5. Select the output folder and click Save.

How to batch convert images of all file types.

Here you will find helpful steps to batch convert images like PNG, PDF, Webp, and HEIC to JPG on Mac.

  1. Open the image file with Preview.
  2. Double-click on the selected images to open Preview. You can also right-click the selected images and click Open With to choose Preview.
  3. Click Edit from the top menu bar and choose Select All.
  4. Then click File > Export Selected Images.
  5. Choose an output location or click New Folder to create a new location for the converted pictures.
  6. Click Options.
  7. Choose JPG next to Format.
  8. Drag the Quality Slider to the desired level.
  9. Click Choose to bulk convert HEIC to JPG.

Will I lose quality when I batch convert images on Mac?

Even though some quality may be lost when batch converting images on Mac, a converter that supports batch conversion and retains original image quality — such as Adobe — can be helpful.

More resources on converting images and PDF files.

Now that you’ve learned how to batch convert to JPG on Mac, here are additional ways to work with images:

You can also use Adobe Acrobat online services to convert JPGs, PNGs, TIFFs, and many other image file types to PDFs. Converting to the PDF format makes it easy to share and save all kinds of documents securely. Conversely, there may be instances where you need a tool to convert PDF to JPG or other image file types to get a specific job done. Whatever the case, Adobe Acrobat online has the tools for every PDF job.

There’s much more you can do with Acrobat online services, so take a moment and explore.