How to convert a JPG to an Excel file easily.

A woman in a kitchen uses her laptop to convert a JPG to an Excel file.

All is not lost if you receive an important spreadsheet as an image. Learn how to convert a JPG image into an Excel file in minutes.

Say your co-worker or fellow student emailed you a spreadsheet you needed for an important project — but they sent it as a JPG image. Perhaps they scanned a printed spreadsheet or simply took a screenshot of their spreadsheet editor. Getting it in this format may look like a setback, but if you know the steps to take, it’s just a temporary one.

Read on to learn how to convert a JPG image into an Excel spreadsheet easily with the help of PDF documents so that you can complete your part of the project. On the flip side, you can also convert an Excel spreadsheet into a JPG image if needed in the future.

Can I change an image into an Excel file?

Adobe Acrobat has the necessary tools to make your work and school tasks more manageable. Although there is no direct way to convert a JPG into an Excel spreadsheet, there are a few steps you can take to make this easy with online and free tools.

How to convert a JPG image to an Excel file

To turn JPG images into complete Excel spreadsheets you need to turn your JPG image into a PDF file. You can do this with Adobe Acrobat online services following these easy steps:

A woman in a kitchen uses her laptop to convert a JPG to an Excel file.

  1. Launch the Convert JPG to PDF tool.
  2. Drag and drop the PDF into the converter or click Select a File.
  3. Download the converted PDF.
  4. Your PDF viewer may have a tool to directly export the PDF document into an Excel file. If not, you can do it easily with the Convert PDF to Excel tool in Acrobat online services.

The tool works in exactly the same way as the JPG-to-PDF converter.

Share your Excel spreadsheets as PDF files.

You might have to share the spreadsheet further once you’ve finished working with it. You could share it as an Excel file, but that means others could accidentally make edits or changes to it.

Acrobat online services can also convert Excel files into PDF documents and then protect the PDF with a password. You can protect your work — without inconveniencing others — by resharing your spreadsheet as a PDF rather than a JPG image.

Why share Excel files as PDFs?

There are multiple advantages to saving an Excel spreadsheet as a PDF file, one of them being allowing your co-workers or clients to view the spreadsheet without owning the Microsoft Excel program. All they need to do to view the PDF file is access Adobe Acrobat, which is available to download for free.

Another advantage to saving and sharing an Excel file as a PDF is that you can easily print your spreadsheet using a commercial printer.

Convert JPGs to other file types.

Looking to convert an image to other file types? These resources will be helpful:

Discover what more you can do with Acrobat online services today.