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

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 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

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 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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