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How to Save a PDF as a JPEG for Free

by Hung Nguyen

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Save PDF as JPEG files for free in three quick steps. Available to use online or offline. No registration, installation, nor download necessary.

Though there is not a default method to save PDF as JPEG files, Smallpdf has the most popular online PDF software for you to do so, for free. Check out our guide below:

How do you save a PDF as a JPG?

  1. Access the PDF to JPEG tool.

  2. Upload your PDF documents.

  3. Choose 'Extract Single Images' or 'Convert Entire Pages', then ‘Choose option’.

  4. Let Smallpdf work its conversion magic.

  5. Download your JPG image files.


Save PDF as JPG within 2 clicks. ;)

Note: 'Extract Single Images will save each page of the PDF into a separate image file. Conversely, the second option will convert every page into a completely identical JPEG.

It's fast, it's convenient, and it's free. With our current conversion formula, it should not take more than a few seconds to do this. Please note that the size of the file may affect the time needed for the conversion drastically.



Both PDF and JPEG files are broadly used for sharing, due to their light-weight sizes and portability; with both can be opened using standard, pre-installed software.

However, their usage differs drastically. JPEG files are compressed images, and PDF allows easy further editing of files. For instance, the text can be copied from PDFs, but not JPEG images - which makes PDF the preferred document type for editing.



Speaking of file sizes, Smallpdf can handle conversions of PDF files, up to 5GB per file. Seeing how compressed the PDF and JPG file formats usually are, this should not be an issue.

Our site is free for limited use, so you can go straight to the tool, drag your PDFs in, get the file converted, and continue with your day. Those that are stuffed with many PDF files every day can check out our Pro packages, which will speed things up a bit further, with a much more accelerated upload speed and access to the offline converter.



Unlike installed software, Smallpdf is a proud cloud service.

Our platform can be accessed via any operating system, for you to save a PDF as a JPEG on Mac, Windows, and Linux. All you need is an internet connection and your favorite web browser.

All documents and images are also erased after one hour of processing, and they are never read, examined in any way. Check out our terms and privacy for more info. Your documents are secure on our platform.



With the motto to 'Make PDF Easy', we have translated our online service to a whopping 24 languages in total, to cater to our large followings.

French, Chinese, Spanish, or Portuguese, we speak it all. You can swap the language option at the bottom of any page on our website. How to save a PDF as a JPEG could not be easier!

Save PDF as JPEG offline


Apart from our tool that converts PDF to JPG online, we also have an offline app to process these documents locally. Similar workflows, without needing internet access.

  1. To do so, open the Smallpdf desktop app.

  2. Click the tool ‘PDF to Image’ on the sidebar.

  3. Select the PDF and hit Convert File.

  4. Voila, your file should be saved next to the original PDF file.

pdf to jpg desktop

How to save a pdf as a jpeg offline, with Smallpdf.

The #1 online PDF software


Our online service is trusted by over 25 million users, thanks to our powerful and rapid processing, while maintaining high image quality post-conversion.

Furthermore, there are 18 other free PDF tools that you can use to save PDF as JPEG, Office documents, as well as further manipulations. These include:

  • Converter - save your PDFs to Word, PPT, and Excel.

  • Split - merge pages of selected files.

  • Merge - the opposite of split.

  • Rotate - spin pages 90, 180 or 270 degrees.

  • PDF Reader - for your viewing pleasure.

And many, many more to come!

Basic tasks regarding document conversions should be painless, seamless, and accessible. That's why Smallpdf shall remain free to use, for your convenience. Remember, Smallpdf was created with love, for the citizens of the internet.

Just in case you've forgotten why you're reading this article, and have gotten to the end - here's the link to our converter, for you to Save PDF as JPEG files. Enjoy!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Content Marketing Manager @Smallpdf