How to convert a JPG image to a PDF document on your Mac computer using the Preview app

If you own a Mac computer, you don't have to scour the web to find and pay for an online file converter — you have one already built in.

Mac's built-in Preview app allows you to quickly open and view any kind of file.

Preview also comes with markup and minor image-editing tools, and also has the capability to convert JPG images to PDF documents in a few easy steps.

Here's how to do it.

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How to convert a JPG image to a PDF document on a Mac

1. Launch Preview from either your Mac's dock, or by searching for "Preview" using Spotlight (the magnifying glass icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen).

2. Select the JPG image you wish to convert to a PDF document.

3. The JPG image will pop-up in the Preview window. At the top, click "File."

Open the JPG photo you want to convert — it should open in Preview on your Mac.

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4. In the dropdown menu, scroll to find Export to PDF.

Click Export as PDF.

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5. Here you will have the option to change the name of the newly converted PDF document and save it to a certain location or folder on your Mac.

Change the name of the file if you wish, then click Save.

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6. Click "Save" at the bottom.

7. Your PDF can now be found where you saved it, or accessed by searching for its name using Spotlight.

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