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How To Save a PDF as a JPEG for Free

by Hung Nguyen

You can also read this article in German, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.

Save PDF as JPEG files for free in three quick steps. Available to use online or offline. No registration, installation, or download necessary.

Though there’s 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. Go to the PDF to JPG 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 pinpoint which pages of the PDF are pictures, and only extract those. The second option to “Convert entire pages” will do just that—convert every page in the PDF to JPG, whether it’s an image, text, or table.



Both PDF and JPEG files are broadly used for sharing, due to their light-weight sizes and portability; 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, 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 shouldn’t 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 bombarded with many PDF files every day can check out our Pro packages, which will speed things up with a much more accelerated upload speed, no usage limitations, and access to our 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’re never read or examined in any way. Check out our Privacy Notice for more info. Your documents are secure on our platform.



With the motto, 'We make PDF easy,' we’ve translated our online service into 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 or in your Smallpdf account settings. Saving PDF as JPG couldn’t be easier!

Save PDF as JPEG Offline


As well as our platform that allows users to convert PDF to JPG online, we also have an offline app to process these documents locally. Similar process without the need for internet access.

  1. To do so, open your PDF in the Smallpdf Desktop App.
  2. Choose “Convert” from the tools menu.
  3. Select “Image” from the right-side panel.
  4. Click “Convert”—and you’re done! Your file should be saved next to the original PDF file.

How to save a PDF as a JPEG offline, with Smallpdf.

The #1 Online PDF Software


Our online service is trusted by over 40 million monthly users, thanks to our powerful and rapid processing that maintains high image quality. There are 20+ free PDF tools that you can use to not only save PDF as JPEG, but also Office documents, plus many more editing tools. These include:

  • JPG to PDF - reverse the process described above
  • Converter - save your PDFs to Word, PPT, and Excel
  • Split - separate pages of selected files
  • Merge - the opposite of split
  • Rotate - spin pages 90, 180, or 270 degrees
  • PDF Reader - annotate your PDF while going over it

And many, many more to come!

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

Just in case you’ve gotten to the end of this article and have forgotten why you’re here—here’s a link to our converter, for you to save PDFs as JPEG files. Enjoy!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf