How to Convert PDF to JPG?

There’re several ways to convert PDF to JPG, online and offline. However, which one is totally free? Which one reserves the same resolution as the original document? And, which one is the most effective and reliable in batch converting? Here in this article, we’ll discuss this topic and show you different PDF to JPG conversion solutions.

First of all, let’s see one of the needings of such a solution:

Hello all, I hope you are well. I have a folder full of PDF’s that I’d like to convert to JPG’s. Seems easy enough but I can’t figure out the batch command to make this happen. I’ve seen some solutions for a slightly different version of Acrobat that include a “Save” batch command but not one specifically for PDF to JPG.

If someone is able to point me in the right direction for my specific version of Acrobat I’d appreciate it.

macOS Preview can convert a PDF to a JPG or PNG


To convert a PDF to an image on your Mac, the first you should locate PDF file that you would like to turn into a JPEG file.

  1. Open PDF file in your Preview.
  2. Click “File”, and then “Export”.
  3. convert a PDF to a JPG

  4. Down here you can choose the image format, JPEG or PNG. A JPG will be a lower file size, and a PNG will be a higher file size but with better quality.
  5. export PDF in macOS Preview

  6. Select the quality that you would like, change the resolution the pixels, all by yourself.
  7. Then choose a place to save it, rename it, and click to save.
  8. You can get the JPEG version of the PDF file.

Thanks to macOS’s Preview, you don’t need a third-party application to PDF files to image file. However, Preview can only convert the current page of PDF document into JPG file. If you have multiple pages in one PDF document, you should repeat the above steps to save multiple different slides into JPG files.

How to convert PDF to JPG using Adobe Acrobat


It supposed to be easier with Adobe Acrobat DC, which allows you to export or convert the entire PDF documents into JPG or PNG image format at a time.

  1. Open the PDF in Acrobat.
  2. Choose Tools > Export PDF in the right pane.
  3. Select Image as your export format, and then choose JPEG.
  4. convert PDF to JPG Adobe Acrobat DC

    Here you can configure the conversion settings by clicking the gear icon next to JPEG, changing the file, color and conversion settings.

  5. Leave “Export all images” unchecked then click Export.
  6. In the Export dialog, select a file folder where you want to save the file, and then click Save.
  7. Each page in the PDF document is saved as separate JPEG files.

Batch convert PDF files to images with PDF Converter


Have hundreds of PDF files and want to batch convert PDFs to JPGs, instead of converting files one by one? Then I think a professional third-party PDF Converter could do.

PDFelement 6 Professional

PDFElement is such a PDF toolkit which provides the easy way to create, edit, convert and sign PDF documents on both Windows and Mac. Opposed to other PDF tools, the clean and intuitive interface simplified all of your PDF communication.

To batch turn your PDF files into JPG files, download PDFElement from the links as below.

Free Trial | Win Free Trial | Mac

  1. Launch opening PDFEelment on your PC or Mac, click the “Tool > Batch Process
  2. Select the first tab PDF Converter, you can drag and drop PDF files here, you just click Add button to load PDF documents you would like batch converting.
  3. batch convert PDF to JPG

  4. Select the PDF files you would like to convert to JPG format, and click Apply to add them to the program.
  5. Choose Format as To Image, and select JPG (.jpg) as output format.
  6. Define image quality as Keep Original DPI or lower to reduce the image file size.
  7. Leave checkbox “Each page of the PDF file as an image” checked as default.
  8. Click Apply to start converting multiple PDF files into JPG image files. The PDF document with multiple pages will be a folder that contains each page as JPG format.

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