How to Convert a PDF file into a JPEG

by Bennett Gavrish

PDF, which stands for Portable Document Format, is one of the most popular file formats for text and graphic documents. However, if you want to add a PDF to a slideshow or website, you may need to convert the document into an image format like JPEG. The Preview application on Mac computers can automatically convert a PDF to a JPEG, while Windows users will need to use a third-party utility.

PC Instructions

1

Go to the "PDF to JPG" website (see Resources below) and download the converter software onto your computer.

2

Open the PDF file that you want to convert to a JPG in the Adobe Reader program.

3

Go to the "File" menu and select "Print."

4

Choose "Universal Document Converter" from the list of printers and then click on the "Properties" button.

5

Choose "Document to JPEG Color" from the profile options and then click the "OK" button.

6

Click "OK" again to begin the converting process. When it is complete, the converted file will be stored on the C drive of your computer.

Mac Instructions

1

Open the PDF file that you want to convert to a JPG in the Preview application.

2

Go to the "File" menu and select "Save As."

3

Type in a new name for the converted document and choose where to save it.

4

Choose "JPEG" from the "Format" drop-down menu. Then click on the "Save" button. The converted file will be saved to the location you chose in Step 3.

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About the Author

Bennett Gavrish is an I.T. professional who has been writing about computers, electronics and the Web since 2004. His work has appeared in the "Nashua Telegraph" and the "Daily Free Press" and on numerous websites. Gavrish received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University.