How to convert a JPG to a PDF in Windows 10.

Learn how to easily convert this common image file type to a PDF for better sharing or printing.

JPG (or JPEG) is a common file format for digital images. Named after the Joint Photographic Experts Group, it’s the default standard when it comes to digital photography. However, this file format has become increasingly popular for digital images of all types, especially online. You’ll come across JPG files regularly in business as well as creative applications.

You’ll also quickly find that JPG files aren’t the easiest to print or share. To make them easier to manage, it sometimes helps to convert them to the more universal PDF format.

Convert JPG to PDF in a few simple steps.

The easiest and quickest way to convert one file type to the other is with an online editor tool — simply drag, drop, and convert. If you want to convert file types in Windows without going online, you can also follow these steps:

  1. Open the JPG file you want to convert. Your computer will open it with its default viewer. (With Windows, this should be the Photos app.)
  2. Click CTRL+P to bring up the Print dialog box.
  3. Click the Printer icon to open a drop-down list.
  4. Select Microsoft Print to PDF.
  5. Click Print. (This won’t actually print your document, but instead prompt the File Explorer dialog box to open.)
  6. In the new dialog box, your document now has the PDF file extension. Choose where you want to save this file as a PDF and click Save to finalize.

Once you convert your image file, you can either print it as a PDF or share it with others knowing that your image will display correctly whether the recipient opens it on a desktop, tablet, or mobile device. This file format is highly customizable, so you can add comments or annotations, too.

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