How to save or convert a screenshot to PDF.

A woman in a living room converts a screenshot to PDF using her phone.

Turn your quick snap into a shareable PDF with these easy steps.

Your computer’s screenshot feature is useful for capturing, saving, and referencing information you find online. By turning these images into PDFs, you can easily merge them into larger documents, study guides, appendices — you name it. Learn how to convert your files with these tips.

Why convert screenshots to PDFs?

Converting your pictures and screenshots into PDF files makes it easier to share them with your co-workers, classmates, or friends. The PDF file size is smaller than that of a screenshot, and it won’t lose your image quality.

Is saving and converting a screenshot the same thing?

With Acrobat online services, you can share your screenshots as PDF files easily and quickly. Remember that saving a screenshot on your mobile or computer device, however, is not the same as converting the picture to a PDF file. You would still need to convert the saved screenshot to a PDF, and you can do that by following the simple steps below.

Tips for how to convert or save a screenshot as a PDF.

No matter whether you’re taking a screenshot on your Android or iPhone or using your Mac or Windows computer, you can easily convert or save a screenshot to your device with Adobe Acrobat online.

The steps to converting a JPG screenshot to a PDF can differ depending on where you’re doing it. This article outlines a few different scenarios, but at the end of the day, you want to look for a Save As or Export feature to get the job done. These features can typically be found through a Print option.

How to turn a screenshot into a PDF on iPhone.

  1. Open your iPhone Photos app.
  2. Select the phone you want to convert to PDF.
  3. Click the Share icon.
  4. Choose Print and zoom in on the image to open it in a PDF viewer.
  5. From there, you can save it to your iPhone files as a PDF.

Learn more about how to convert a picture to a PDF on an iPhone.

How to turn a screenshot into a PDF on Android.

  1. Save your screenshot in your Google Photos app.
  2. Open the app and click on the three vertical dots at the top-right corner of your image.
  3. Choose Print. This will show a preview of your PDF.
  4. Select your paper size, which, for this purpose, will be your image’s saved size.
  5. Select Save as PDF once you’ve got your sizing right.

Learn more about how to convert a picture to a PDF on an Android.

How to turn a screenshot into a PDF on Mac.

  1. Open your image with the Preview app.
  2. In the top left, click File.
  3. Click Export as PDF.

How to turn a screenshot into a PDF on Windows.

  1. Right-click your image.
  2. Hover over the Open With option and select photos.
  3. Select the Print icon.
  4. In the printer dropdown menu, select Microsoft Print to PDF.

More resources for screenshots, images, and PDFs.

Discover more about how you can use Adobe Acrobat to edit, secure, combine, archive, and share your PDF notes and screenshots. And while you’re at it, explore how you can access these features on the go with Acrobat online services.

If you’re looking to do more with your images, you might find these resources helpful: