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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 needed.

Unlike other programs, PDF readers typically don’t have a “Save As” functionality to export PDFs to other formats, such as JPG. Of course, you can pay big bucks to access premium features like this, but before you go and get your wallet, we have a free alternative! Smallpdf has the most popular online PDF software for you to save a PDF as a JPEG 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.

  3. Choose “Extract single images” or “Convert entire pages.”

  4. Let Smallpdf work its conversion magic on your file.

  5. Download your JPG image file!

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Save PDF as JPG in 2 clicks

“Extract single images” will instruct the tool to search for actual images within the PDF and only extract those. The option to “Convert entire pages” will convert every page in the PDF to a JPG, whether it’s an image, text, or table.



Both PDF and JPEG files are broadly used for sharing due to their light weight and portability; both can be opened using standard, pre-installed software. However, their usage differs drastically. JPEG files are compressed images, while PDF is a format that allows further editing easily. For instance, text can be copied from PDFs, but not JPEG images, which makes PDF the preferred document type for editing and sharing information in text form.



Speaking of file size limitations, Smallpdf can handle conversions of PDF files up to 5GB per file. Seeing how compressed the PDF and JPG file formats usually are already, file size limitation 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 bombarded with many PDF files daily 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. We also offer a 7-day free trial. During the trial, you’re a full Pro member with all the benefits that come with it. At the end, it’s your choice whether you’d like to continue with a full Smallpdf Pro membership or return to being a free user.



Unlike installed software, Smallpdf is a proud cloud service. That means that our platform can be accessed via any operating system. You can 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 erased after one hour of processing. Check out our Privacy Notice for more information. Your documents are secure on our platform thanks to TLS encryption.



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 following.

French, Chinese, Spanish, or Portuguese—we speak it all! You can change 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


We love being an online platform, but we also get that you may need to convert PDF to JPG offline every now and then. To help you do this, we also offer an offline app to process documents without an internet connection.

  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!
  5. Your file should be saved next to the original PDF file.

You’ll need a Pro account to convert with the desktop app, which means you can also try the desktop app while on your 7-day free trial.

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How to save a PDF as a JPEG offline with Smallpdf

The #1 Online PDF Software


Millions of monthly users trust our online service, thanks to our powerful and rapid processing that maintains high image quality. There are 20+ free PDF tools you can use to save not only 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 - Combine documents into one file.
  • 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