JPEG to PDF: convert JPGs to PDFs quickly and easily

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JPEG to PDF is a free program that can convert JPG images into a PDF file (or multiple PDF files) quickly and easily.

It is a small, portable program that does not require installation.

How do you convert JPG images into PDF? Typically I would recommend using a virtual PDF printer, which not only can convert images to PDF but any other (printable) file type as well. (For a comparison of the best free virtual PDF printers, see this post).

However, if you just want a quick and easy way to only convert JPG images to PDF, do not particularly care to install a virtual printer, and/or would like to be able to launch this functionality portably from a flash drive (or all of the above), then you should check this out this software.

Here are more notes:

  • Performance: very fast. Processed 147 JPEG’s (36 megs) into a single PDF file in 5 seconds.
  • Output settings: you can specify page size and margins, shrink oversized images, or match image size+margins of the original. Very convenient.
  • Formats: “supports the original JPEG/JFIF format, as well as JPEG2000 (.J2K and .JP2) files” – to quote the program website.
  • Drag and drop: select the JPG files in Windows Explorer and drag them to the program interface.
  • Sorting the images/pages: the best way to make sure that the image files are properly ordered/sorted is to sort them Windows explorer (in the original window), as sorting a very large number of files in in JPEG to PDF isn’t very convenient. To move an image file up or down in the list, right click and select “move up” or “move down”. Use Shift+click and CTRL+click to select multiple images within the interface.

Wish list

  • Better sorting options: specifically “move to top” and “move to bottom”. Auto sort ascending/descending would also be nice, as would sorting by buttons on the interface rather than the context menu.

The verdict: a great little portable tool, especially if you do not want or are unable to install a virtual PDF printer. I saw a similar freeware app a few months ago that I was testing for a possible review, except I noticed it worked fine for a handful of images but broke down when I loaded about 150. No such problems with JPEG to PDF; it processed the very same group of images quickly and smoothly (plus it has some nice output settings options as well).

Compatibility: WinAll.

Go to the program page to download the latest version (approx 40K).