How to Convert JPG to PDF on Windows 10

Sometimes you need to convert image files like PNGs and JPGs to PDF. And while an image to PDF converter is probably the easiest way if you have an internet connection, you can also use the tools on your current operating system. For instance, you can convert JPG to PDF on Windows 10 using both the ‘Photos’ app and Microsoft Word.

Here’s how to do a JPG to PDF conversion without third-party software on Windows 10:

1. Convert JPG to PDF with the Photos app

Step 1: Find the photo or image file you wish to convert to PDF on your computer.

To convert a JPG to PDF using the Windows Photos app, first find the image file you want to change

Step 2: Use the Photos app image viewer to open it. You can right-click the file to make sure it opens with ‘Photos’.

Step 3: Click the “Print” button when the photo appears inside the app. Or if you like shortcuts, you can launch the “Print” Dialog box by pressing “Ctrl + P”.

Open your image with the Photos app to begin the conversion to PDF process, then click the 'Print' icon

Step 4: A Print window with numerous options will appear on the screen. To proceed, select the “Microsoft Print to PDF” option under the Printer menu, and click the “Print” button.

Print options of the Photos app on Windows 10 highlighted, choose Microsoft Print to PDF circled in red

Step 5: Give your new PDF a name and save it to your desired folder or location by clicking “Save”.

Save your PDF to your computer with the 'Save as' function

Pros and cons of using the Windows ‘Photos’ app to convert images to PDF

Pros

  • You can convert high-quality photos directly from the built-in Photos app on Windows 10
  • Photos lets you convert many image formats like PNG, GIF and TIFF

Cons

  • No options to choose the size, paper, orientation, etc
  • If you have a lot of photos to convert to PDF, you may have to repeat the process multiple times

How to convert multiple JPGs to PDF with Photos

Photos App allows you to convert multiple images into one PDF at once following the next steps:

Step 1: Open the Photos App from the search results.

Step 2: To select multiple photos, click the “Select” option in the menu.

To select multiple image files to convert to PDF in Photos, first click "Select"

Step 3: After clicking on the photos you want to convert to PDF, select “Print” from the drop-down menu.

Clicking on multiple images and then selecting "Print" helps you convert multiple image files at once in the Photos app

Step 4: A “Print” window with several options will appear on the screen.

Step 5: To continue, pick “Microsoft Print to PDF” from the “Printer” menu and click the “Print” button.

example of the print options when converting multiple image files to PDF using Photos

Step 6: Give your new PDF —made up of multiple image files — a name, and save it to your computer.

Convert JPG to PDF with Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word has been around for decades, but it’s still a viable tool for both word processing but and converting files.

Step 1: To begin the JPG-to-PDF conversion process, open Microsoft Word.

Step 2: Drag and drop the photographs or images into your new Word Doc, then resize them as necessary.

Step 3: Once you’ve finished editing an image within Word, you can save it. Go to File > Save & Send > Create PDF/XPS Document > Create PDF/XPX to export the image to PDF.

Example of how to create a PDF/XPS document from an image file using Microsoft Word

Step 4: A popup titled “Publish as PDF” will appear on the screen. Give your file a new name (if necessary), choose where you want to save it, then click “Publish”.

Pros and cons of using Microsoft Word to change images to PDF

Pros

  • Word is free if you own a Microsoft Word subscription
  • Word is very simple to use, and most of us have years of experience with it

Cons

  • Cannot apply security to documents
  • Doesn’t let you customize PDFs

Convert JPG to PDF with an online PDF converter

One of the best and easiest ways to convert and merge image files into a single PDF is to use an online converter tool. Our PDF converter is completely free and user-friendly. Here’s how to use it:

Step 1: Go to our JPG to PDF converter app

Step 2: Click “Choose File.” Find the JPG you’d like to convert to PDF. Non-JPG files won’t work with this tool (there are other PDF tools to choose from if you have other file types to convert).

Step 3: Double-click or drag-and-drop your file onto the converter.

Step 4: “Download” your newly created PDF document, or save it to your Google Drive by clicking the icon next to the button.

Pros and cons of using an online JPG to PDF converter tool

Pros

  • Convert multiple files at once
  • Easy to use
  • Google Docs compatible

Cons

  • Can’t use it if you don’t have an internet connection

Conclusion

You can quickly and easily convert image files (JPG or JPEG, PNG) to PDF in Windows 10 by using any of the ways we outlined in this article.

Creating PDFs from a collection of photographs is an excellent way to share them. And you can also save and arrange notes in PDF form for easy access (or for moving data across devices via email).

Converting files to and from PDF doesn’t have to be a pain. If you have other file conversion needs, check out the tools we offer across the BigPDFConverter web app built to make your life easier.

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