Convert from a PDF to JPG Image Format

Smart phones are being used more than the laptops and PCs these days. Hence the need of JPG files has been increasing because smart phones like Android and iPhone do not inherently support PDF files. For smartphones you need smaller files with quicker load time and that is supported on all possible models and versions. JPG usually serves this purpose way better than a PDF document. Though PDF has lots of its own pros.


Introducing PDF and JPG files and their benefits

 PDF is a format that gives an electronic image of text or text and graphics that looks a printed document. While JPG is for very small files of photo images used usually for email or web. JPG is often used in digital camera, memory cards etc.


Why Convert PDF to JPG?


Disadvantages of PDF

 PDF often requires an external application or plug-in, and are unnecessary if you want just a single page or image.

  • The majority of the office applications handle JPG images better.
  • PDFs also require a separate program to open, creating confusion for elderly people and kids.


Advantages of JPG:

  • JPG files normally have quicker load times than that of PDF files.
  • JPG permits embedding in a Word document, editing, and sharing with ease.
  • User friendly, better quality and lesser file size.
  • Comes in small file size with a small degree of compression and high image quality
  • Easily runs in any browsers, text and graphics programs, on all computers, tablets and mobile devices


How the conversion happens?

 There are various methods to convert from PDF to JPG, some of which are discussed below:


  • Convert using PDF to JPG Converter: The easiest way to convert a PDF document to a JPG image is to download the PDF to JPG conversion software on your computer and use it for the conversion. The PDF to JPG Converter software download is available on popular software download website like at and at the company’s website at


First, download and install the software. After installation, start the software. The UI will open. Select the PDF file to be converted and select the desired output image format like JPG, PNG, TIF etc.


Once the PDF is added to the software for the conversion, you will see a preview of PDF file on the right side. If the PDF file has multiple pages in it, then you can also navigate the PDF preview page-wise.

Select the desired resolution of the image and desired output folder for the converted file. And click on “Start Conversion” button.


Convert using Cloud Convert (Web-based):

 Launch your browser and go to the Cloud Convert homepage. Click the Select Files button, then browse for the PDF or JPG file you wish to convert. Next, click the select format button near the middle of the page, scroll down to the image section, and select JPG (or pdf if you are converting the opposite way). Finally, click the red Start Conversion button in the upper-right corner of the page, allow the software to convert the file, and then click the green Download button in the bottom-right corner or retrieve the file through your previously-selected menus.


Using the Snipping Tool (Windows)

Opening the Snipping Tool, go to Accessories in the main program list. Next, click the arrow next to the New button and select the snip list. And then drag the cursor around the area of the PDF you want to capture and select. Finally, choose Save As, name the file and click the Save button.


Using Preview (Mac OS X):

 We have many ways to convert a file on a Mac, but Preview is one of the best in the business. This is used for displaying various images and PDF documents and is already preinstalled in almost all versions of Mac OS


Using screenshots or the Snipping Tool This is not deemed one of the prettiest methods for converting files, but capturing the screenshot in the Mac OSX or using Windows’ built-in snipping tool is the suitable options. The quality may be compromised, but it will still get the job done for you.


A detailed video tutorial of the software:

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