JPG to PDF in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat

JPG to PDFIf you ever have to include a JPG image in a business speech or classroom presentation using software, you may find that converting the image into PDF format will help streamline the process. Converting the JPG to PDF helps to keep everything – including images, text, and spreadsheets – in one particular format, making it easier to switch between the three during your presentation. And if you do convert your JPG image into a PDF format, you’ll be able to include all JPGs, text and spreadsheets in one easy to read PDF file. This will reduce the intimidating aspect of having to flip through many different files and folders when you get up on stage or in front of the classroom; after all, no one wants to seem unprepared.

So how can you easily convert your JPG to PDF? If you have Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Acrobat, both of these programs make the process very simple. Let’s take a look at both options.

Adobe Photoshop

Making the switch from JPG to PDF is extremely easy in Photoshop.

  1. First, you must open the program, and then open your image. To do so, choose File > Open. You can then select your image from wherever it is located within your computer.screenshot
  2. Once your image is open, if you have no further editing or cropping to do, choose File > Save As.
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  3. A new screen will open up. At the top, enter a title that will make your photograph easy to find. In the drop down box after ‘Where’, select a location on your computer where you’ll be storing your image. And in the drop down box after ‘Format’, make sure you select Adobe Photoshop PDF. You can then click Ok, and your photograph will be saved in a PDF format!
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Multi-Page PDF in Adobe Photoshop

Let’s say that you have a handful of JPGs that you want to convert into one single PDF file. No worries, because this is an easy task to accomplish as well.

  1. Before beginning, make sure all of the JPG files you want to use are in the same folder, and that they are the only images in the folder. This will make the process much simpler for you.
  2. Once all of your images are in the same folder, open Adobe Photoshop and choose File > Automate > PDF Presentation.
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  3. A new window will open up. In the middle near the top, you’ll see a button that says ‘Browse’. Click on this button.
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  4. You can now search within your computer to find the file that contains all of your photographs. Click on this file, select all photographs you want to use, and then click ‘open’. You’ll see that your photographs are now contained within a box under ‘source files’.
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  5. Now you can take a look at the Output Options. If you want to simply save them as a multi-page PDF file, choose Multi-Page Document. If you want to save it as a presentation that will advance by itself, etc, choose Presentation. The background will most typically be white, although you have the option of changing it to black or gray instead. You also have the options of including the title, description, EXIF info, copyright, etc., although I find that having no text below the images is the cleanest way to present them. Note: in the case of using another person’s images, a copyright should be included on the bottom of each image.
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  6. Once you have selected your personal preferences, you may now click ‘Save’. You can now name your PDF document and save it to a location on your computer where it will be easy to find. A new window will pop up, and the settings that are already checked should be fine. Click ‘Save’. You’re finished!
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Adobe Acrobat

Converting a JPG to a PDF is just as easy if your only program available is Adobe Acrobat.

  1. Open Adobe Acrobat, and choose File > Create > PDF From File.
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  2. You can now search through your computer and find the JPG file that you want to convert to PDF. Once you have found it, select it and click ‘Open’.
  3. You should see your image on the screen. Now choose File > Save As.
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  4. A new window will come up, prompting you to name your file. Choose a name for your file, choose a destination on your computer where it will be easy to find, make sure the format is Adobe PDF Files, and then click ‘Save’. Your image has now been converted to a PDF!
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