While PDF is a wonderful document format, it still has its drawbacks. For example, to view a PDF document, you need a dedicated PDF viewer like Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it. By contrast, JPG file can be opened without installing additional software as image viewer comes as standard on almost any operating systems. So convert PDF to JPG becomes necessary for most of the time.

Aside from viewing it in an image viewer, you can also view JPG images in any web browser which has the built-in capability to display images. Though PDF can also be opened in a browser, you need to install a PDF reader plug-in first, which can slow down your browser. Also the rendering of PDF document will not happen until it is fully loaded in browsers, and JPG image can be viewed in real time while being downloaded. Another convenience of using JPG feature is that you can easily embed JPG image in your PowerPoint presentation. Here are all convenient solutions for converting PDF to JPG.

Part 1: Top 5 Tools to Convert PDF to JPG on Mac for Free

You may be wondering how to convert PDF to JPG on Mac. In the following guide, we will show you top 5 free ways to do the conversion easily.

#1: Convert PDF to JPEG or JPG on Mac with iSkysoft PDF Converter for Mac

You can do the file conversion in only 3 steps with the help of iSkysoft PDF Converter for Mac. More than a PDF to JPG Mac tool, this PDF to JPG converter for Mac also allows you to convert PDF to an array of other document type including Excel, Word, HTML, RTF, PowerPoint, etc, or the other way around. And you will get the converted file in 100% original layout and format. It also allows you to do batch conversion or partial conversion. What’s more, you can even convert password protected PDF to other formats. Just follow the below step-by-step tutorial to change PDF to jpg or jpeg format on a Macintosh system.

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Step 1

Load PDF Files to the PDF to JPG Converter Mac. Launch the program, you can either choose "Add PDF Files" to import PDF documents, or simply drag-and-drop them to the program. It also allows you to add multiple PDF files to the program to save time.

Note: You may choose to convert specific page range from the "Page Range" menu.

load PDF

Step 2

Set JPG as Output Format. Choose Image from the Format dropdown list, select JPG (.jpg) format as shown below. Click "OK" to confirm the output format setting.

select output format

Step 3

Converting PDF to JPG/JPEG Mac. After selecting the output format, simply click the Convert button to initiate the conversion. You can view the converted document right from the program when it is done converting. After all is done, you have completed to export PDF to JPG Mac and save PDF as Image now.

Video Tutorial on How to Convert PDF to JPG Mac

#2: Convert PDF to JPEG or JPG on Mac with Preview

Mac users know that Preview can help us to open and view images and PDF files, but not all of them know the tricks that Preview also allows us to convert PDF to JPG. Actually, you can do the conversion easily.

Step 1

Launch Preview on your Mac.

Step 2

Go to the File menu and click the Open option. Then choose your PDF file from the pop-up window. Your PDF file will be opened with Preview.

Step 3

Open File menu again and click the Export option, and then select JPEG from the dropdown menu in the Format tab.

Step 4

Set the resolution and specify a destination as well as a new name for the output file. Then click Save. You will get your PDF saved in JPEG format. Now just open the converted file in any image viewer.

Convert PDF to JPEG or JPG with Preview

#3: Convert PDF to JPG on Mac with GIMP

GIMP is just like Photoshop and is a free image manipulation application. And it also can work as a PDF to JPG converter. The file conversion steps can be as easy as a breeze.

Step 1

Launch GIMP on your Mac.

Step 2

In the main interface, go to the File menu and click Open. Then you will get a pop-up dialog for file selecting.

Step 3

Choose the PDF file you want and click Open. The PDF file will be opened in GIMP.

Step 4

Again open the File menu and click Save as. Then choose JPEG as the output format. Lastly, click Save. Done!

Convert PDF to JPG with GIMP

#4: Convert PDF to JPG on Mac with Google Drive

Conveniently, Google provide you with the service of converting PDF to JPEG or JPG using Google Drive. Without installing any third-party converter, you can simply do the conversion with a Google account.

Step 1

Sign up a Google account if you don’t have one. Then log in your Google account.

Step 2

Click on the Upload icon to upload your PDF file to the Google Drive.

Step 3

Then right click the PDF file to open the file with Google Drive Viewer. Your PDF file will be open as an image.

Step 4

Right click again the PDF and select Save image as. Then your PDF file will be saved in PNG format.

Step 5

You can use any image editing program (such as SnagIt) to change the PNG format to JPG.

Convert PDF to JPG with Google Drive

#5: Convert PDF to JPG Online

There are numerous online services that allow you to convert PDF to JPG directly. While some of them might have file size limited or reduce the output quality, there still have some that can help you to simply change your PDF file into JPG format. Here takes Zamzar to convert PDF to JPG.

Step 1

Go to zamzar.com and click the Choose Files button to select the PDF file from your local folder.

Step 2

Choose JPG as the output format from the drop-down format list.

Step 3

Enter your email address, which will allows you to receive the converted file.

Step 4

Click the Convert button to start the conversion.

Convert PDF to JPG Online


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Without file size limitation


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Part 2: The Best PDF to JPG Converter for Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Above all is teaching you how to convert a PDF document to JPG image on a Mac OS X, if you want to convert PDF to JPG on Windows, just free download this iSkysoft PDF Converter Windows. Bellow are easy steps to convert PDF to JPG on Windows using iSkysoft PDF Converter.

  • Step 1: After launching the PDF to JPG program, you can import your PDF by click "Add PDF Files".
  • Step 2: Here you need to choose Image as output file format, and then click "Advance Setting" to choose .jpg as output image format.
  • Step 3: After all is done, click to start to convert PDF file to JPG file on your PC computer now.

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Tips: Know more about JPG

JPG is a popular file format for digital photo, it is also called JPEG. When JPG file is saved, they use "loss" compression, meaning image quality is lost as file size decreases. JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, the committee that created the file type. JPG file extension includes .jpg and .jpeg. They are both the most popular file type of image taken with cameras, and it is also widely used for photos.

Unlike other image file format (.gif, .bmp, .tiff, .rtf, .png), JPGs can compress your file size without losing any quality. If you want to convert PDF to another image format, just go to learn about how to convert PDF to BMP, how to convert PDF to GIF and how to convert PDF to RTF on Mac OS, and so on.

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iSkysoft PDF Converter for Mac is really cool program which has numerous features like converting pdf to any format.
Hi Kevin, with Windows PC, you can adopt following tool to convert PDF to JPEG easily: http://www.iskysoft.com/pdf-converter-windows.html
This program can work on a pc too right? At work and PDF to JPEG on Mac is the only way i know, byt am on PC here. So hope this works for me. Sure it will though since there is a windows version to.
Dina Anne
I have been looking for a simple way on how to convert PDF to JPG on Mac OS X. Looks like I may have found it here. Ivan, it seems like you really know what you are talking about and I will look at your other posts as this one was very informative.

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