How to Save a PDF as a JPEG for Free

by Hung Nguyen

Three easy steps to save PDF as JPEG files for free, 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 to Save a PDF as a JPEG Online


The easiest method of conversion, from PDF to JPEG is via our online converter. Simply:

Save pdf as jpg within 2 clicks. ;)

  1. Access the PDF to JPEG tool.

  2. Upload your PDF documents > Choose 'Extract Single Images' or 'Convert Entire Pages' > Hit 'Choose Option'.

  3. Let Smallpdf work our conversion magic and download your JPG image files!

  4. 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 one large JPEG.

Fast, convenient, and free. With our current formula, it should not take more than a few seconds to do this - depending on the size of your files.



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

However, their usage differs drastically. JPEG are compressed images, whether 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 small the PDF and JPG file formats can be, this should not be an issue.

Free users can use Smallpdf to turn PDF to JPEG up to 2 times per hour. If you frequently need to save PDF as JPEG, why not check out our Pro subscriptions, which offers unlimited access to Smallpdf, for $3/month.



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 in our hands.



With the motto to 'Make PDF Easy', we have translated our online service to a whopping 20 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.

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

  1. To do so, open Smallpdf Desktop.

  2. Click PDF to Image > Select the PDF > Convert File.

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

The #1 Online PDF Software


Our online service is trusted by over 18 million users, thanks to our powerful and rapid processing, while maintaining high image quality post-conversion.

Furthermore, there are 17 other free PDF tools that you can use to save PDF as JPEG and other file types, 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.

  • Reader - for your viewing pleasure.

And 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
Marketing & Customer Satisfaction Manager
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