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Learn how to convert PDFs to JPGs on a Mac.

It’s easier than you think to change a PDF file into the JPG (or JPEG) file format. Discover new ways to streamline your conversion workflow.

How to convert PDFs into different image formats.

  • Export your PDF as a JPG image using a PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat.
  • Drag and drop your file into the Adobe Acrobat online PDF-to-JPG converter.
  • Use Acrobat to edit, reorganise and compress PDFs before converting.

Change doesn’t have to be hard.

Despite the benefits of the PDF file format, sometimes you need a different format for a different job. If you want to set aside a specific page from a long PDF document, saving it as a high-resolution image file helps you to keep the content you want without the rest of the file. This is especially useful if you want to share a single page from a PDF on social media where you can only upload image files.


If you want to upload a PDF page to the web, saving it as a JPG or PNG file will preserve the image quality of the original. If you want to share a page with someone else quickly, saving it as a JPG file can make it easier to share than a whole PDF document.


Transform your image files with Adobe Acrobat   

How do you change the format of a picture on a Mac?

  • Use the Finder to open your PDF in Acrobat, then select File.
  • From the drop-down menu, select Export to › Image.
  • Choose the image format you want to export your PDF as, such as JPG.
  • Click Export.
  • Select Save As and rename your newly converted file.

How do I convert a PDF to a JPG online?

Whether you’re working with macOS, a PC or a mobile device like an iPhone or iPad, you can use the Acrobat online PDF converter to quickly make the change from PDF to image file. Simply drag your PDF into the drop zone and select your preferred file type — JPG, PNG or TIFF.

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What else can Acrobat do?

Acrobat is capable of much more than just image conversion. Preview some of the other tools you can access from the Acrobat desktop app or Acrobat on a web browser:

Edit PDF

Edit text and images, move text blocks or add highlights and comments.

Organise pages

Merge or split apart PDFs, reorganise the order of pages, rotate and delete pages or add new pages.

Export PDF

Use this function to export your PDF as another file type, including Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint file formats.


Reduce the file size of your PDF with a few clicks.


Acrobat makes perfecting and adjusting your PDFs a quick and painless process — whether you’re organising your layout, editing content or converting a PDF into a JPG.

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