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Method 1 On Windows

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    Open Start Image titled Windowsstart.png . Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen. The Start menu will pop up.
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    Open Photos. Click the Photos button, which resembles a pair of mountain peaks on a colored background, in the Start menu.
    • If you don't see the Photos icon here, type photos into the text box at the bottom of the Start menu, then click Photos near the top of the menu.
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    Click Select. This button is in the top-right corner of the Photos window.

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    Select JPG photos. Click each photo which you want to add to your PDF.

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    Click the "Print" Image titled Android7print.png icon. It's a printer-shaped icon in the upper-right side of the page. Doing so will open a "Print" menu.
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    Make sure that "Microsoft Print to PDF" is your selected printer. At the top of the menu, you should see "Microsoft Print to PDF" in a box.
    • If you see a different printer name here, click the printer's name box, then click Microsoft Print to PDF in the resulting drop-down menu.
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    Click Print. It's at the bottom of the menu. Doing so will open a new window.

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    Enter a name for your PDF. Type whatever you want to name your PDF into the "File name" text box near the bottom of the window.

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    Select a save location. Click the folder in which you want to save your PDF on the left side of the window.
    • You may have to scroll up or down to find the proper folder.
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    Click Save. It's in the bottom-right corner of the window. Doing so will add your photos to a PDF and save it in your specified location under your specified name.

Method 2 On Mac

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    Open Preview. Click the Preview app icon, which resembles a magnifier on top of a couple of photos, in your Mac's Dock. A Finder window will open.
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    Select a picture to convert. In the Finder window, go to the folder in which your JPG files are located, then hold down ⌘ Command while clicking each one you wish to add to the PDF.

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    Click Open. It's in the lower-right side of the window. This will open the selected photos in Preview.

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    Click File. This menu item is in the upper-left corner of your Mac's screen. A drop-down menu will appear.
    • If you want to rearrange your pictures' order, first do so by dragging them up or down in the left-hand sidebar.
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    Click Print…. It's near the bottom of the File drop-down menu.

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    Click the PDF drop-down box. It's in the bottom-left corner of the window. A drop-down menu will appear.
    • If you need to change any print settings (e.g., photo orientation), first click Show Details at the bottom of the window and select your preferred settings.
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    Click Save as PDF. This option is in the drop-down menu. A "Save" window will open.

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    Enter a file name. Type the name of your PDF into the "Title" text field.

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    Select a save location if needed. On the left side of the window, click a folder (e.g., Desktop) in which to save your PDF.
    • You may instead need to click a "Where" drop-down box and then select a location from the resulting drop-down menu.
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    Click Save. It's in the bottom-right corner of the window. Doing so will add your photos to a PDF and save it in your specified location under your specified name.

Method 3 On iPhone

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    Download the PDF Photos app. PDF Photos is a free app that can add your iPhone's JPG (or PNG) images to a PDF and save the PDF in your iPhone's Files app. To download PDF Photos, do the following:
    • Open your iPhone's Image titled Iphoneappstoreicon.png App Store.
    • Tap Search.
    • Tap the search bar.
    • Type in pdf photos, then tap Search.
    • Tap GET to the right of the "PDF Photos" heading, then enter your Apple ID password or Touch ID when prompted.
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    Open PDF Photos. Tap OPEN in the App Store. You can also tap the PDF Photos app icon to open PDF Photos.
    • You may be prompted to look through PDF Photos' intro. If so, tap Next three times to skip it.
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    Select a page layout. Tap the page layout option that corresponds to the way you want your images to be displayed in the PDF.
    • By default, each photo will take up one page.
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    Tap Next. It's in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

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    Select a cover page option if you like. If you want to use a cover page or photo for your document, tap the template that pertains to what you want to use.
    • By default, no cover photo will be selected.
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    Tap Next. It's in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

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    Tap Add Photos. This option is at the bottom of the screen. Doing so opens your Photos app.
    • You may first have to tap OK to allow PDF Photos to access your photos.
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    Select photos. Tap the album from which you want to add photos, then tap each photo you want to add to your PDF.

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    Tap Done. It's in the top-right corner of the screen.
    • You may need to tap OK on a tip window before proceeding.
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    Re-order your photos if necessary. You can change the order in which your photos will be displayed in the PDF by tapping and dragging photos to the proper location.

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    Tap Next on both pages. It's in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
    • You may need to tap OK between these pages.
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    Save your PDF to the Files app. Scroll down and tap Files, then tap On My iPhone, select a folder, and tap Add in the top-right corner of the screen.
    • You can view your PDF by opening the Files app, tapping Browse, tapping On My iPhone, going to the folder in which you saved the PDF, and tapping the PDF.

Method 4 On Android

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    Download the Image to PDF Converter app. This is a free app that can turn any group of images, including JPG images, into a PDF file:
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    • Tap the search bar.
    • Type in image to pdf, then press the "Enter" or "Search" key.
    • Tap the Image to PDF Converter option that has an image of two mountains and a sun on it.
      • This app is by BG Studio.
    • Tap INSTALL, then tap ACCEPT if prompted.
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    Open Image to PDF Converter. Tap OPEN in the Google Play Store to do so. You can also tap the Image to PDF Converter app icon.

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    Tap +. It's in the top-left corner of the screen.

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    Select an album. Tap the album from which you want to select photos.

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    Select photos for your PDF. Tap each photo you want to place in a PDF.

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    Tap Image titled Android7done.png . It's a checkmark icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
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    Tap PDF. This option is to the right of a right-facing arrow at the top of the screen.

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    Tap Save PDF. It's at the bottom of the page. Doing so will save your PDF onto your Android's hard drive.
    • You may need to close an add before you can proceed.
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    Open the PDF if needed. Tap Open PDF, then select a program to use if prompted.
    • Your PDF will be saved in the "Image to PDF Converter" folder in your Android's default storage. You can find it by using your Android's File Explorer to open your storage and tapping the "Image to PDF Converter" folder.

Community Q&A

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    How do I convert multiple JPG files to 1 PDF file?

    The quickest way to do this would be to paste the JPG images into a word processor document and send the document to a PDF format under the print menu.

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    How can I get multiple images to convert to a PDF in the order I want them?

    If you follow method three and upload your images that way, you will be able to rearrange them before converting them to a PDF. (Incidentally, you can also convert multiple JPGs to one PDF file using this method without pasting them into a MS Word document first.)

Unanswered Questions

  • How do I retain the size of a PDF file that was converted to JPG, edited and converted back into PDF?

  • How can I convert JPG image to PDF document on my phone without installing any apps?

  • If I print an image directly to the printer, it would come out at the right size, however, if I convert previously to pdf (without scaling), it is reduced in size a little!

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Tips

  • JPG files are just one of many photo file types, with the other common entry being PNG files.
  • You can use the Windows and Mac methods for any image type, including BMP, GIF, and PNG files.

Warnings

  • JPG files lose quality over time, making them inconvenient for storing long-term data.

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