Digital data and files can be saved in various file types and formats on our mobile phone, computer, digital storage. For example, you can save phone numbers as vCard contact files, you can also save them as Excel or Numbers spreadsheet formats, or even pictures. In an earlier guide, we talked about how to capture anything on Mac screen using the Mac screenshot shortcut keys. By doing so you can capture pictures, videos, software interface, web pages and more and save them as PNG image files on Mac computer. If they are about books, pages, documents, receipts, tickets or any other paper documents, however you may prefer to save them as PDF files on your computer. Is it possible to convert screenshots to PDF formats or convert images to PDF? In this quick Apple Mac tips, we will use the Preview app which is part of Mac OS X to show you the easy steps to convert any images, like PNG, JPEG, JPG, to PDF documents for free on Mac.
How to convert images (JPEG, PNG, …) to PDF for free on Mac?
Launch Finder on Mac, open the directory or folder on your computer hard disk where the photos or pictures are saved. Double click on a image file to open it with the default picture app on Mac, the Preview app. To convert images to PDF using Preview is extremely easy. Simply click the File menu from top Apple bar, then select Export as PDF option from the drop-down menu, you will then find other file export options, such as saving directory, file name and so on. Follow the onscreen tips to save JPEG or PNG to PDF using Preview app on Mac. It is easy and free.
In fact, you will not only be able to convert picture to PDF for free on Mac using Preview. You can also easily use it to load photos from smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other storage devices to our Mac machine, change image file formats on Mac, edit photos, and so on.
If you take screenshot using cameras of your mobile phones or tablets, such as iPhone or iPad, you can choose to load these picture files to computer and use Preview to convert images to PDF on computer, or use an app for iOS for this job. For example, you can refer to this guide to convert images to PDF on iPhone and iPad. What’s more, this app can help you directly scan paper documents to PDF using iPhone. It is really user-friendly and convenient for file scanning, management and transfer.