How to Convert PDF to JPG on Windows 10


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To convert a PDF’s pages to JPG on Windows 10, you can either use Adobe’s online conversion tool or take a screenshot of each page of your PDF and save that as JPG. We’ll show you both these methods.

Using Adobe’s Online PDF to JPG Conversion Tool

Adobe offers an online tool that you can use to convert your PDF files to JPG. Use this method if you want to turn all pages of your PDF into JPG files.

To get started, first, open a web browser on your PC. Then, launch Adobe’s online PDF to JPG conversion web page.

On the web page, in the middle, click the “Select a File” option.

Click "Select a File" on Adobe's online PDF to JPG conversion web page.

A File Explorer window will open. Here, navigate to the folder where your PDF file is located. Double-click the file to upload it to Adobe’s tool for the conversion.

Select a PDF file to upload to Adobe's PDF to JPG conversion site.

On the Adobe site, in the “Convert PDF to JPG” section, click the “Convert To” drop-down menu and select “JPG.” Then, at the bottom of this section, click “Convert to JPG.” Adobe will start converting your file.

Click "Convert to JPG" on Adobe's PDF to JPG conversion site.

When your file is converted, on the Adobe site, you’ll see a “Your File is Ready” section. In this section, click the “Download” option to download a ZIP archive of the converted files. Save this ZIP file to a folder on your PC.

Click "Download" in the "Your File is Ready" section of the Adobe's PDF to JPG conversion site.

On your PC, open a File Explorer window and access the folder where you saved the ZIP archive.

Find the downloaded ZIP file in File Explorer.

Right-click the ZIP archive and choose Open With > Windows Explorer from the menu.

Right-click the ZIP archive and select Open With > Windows Explorer.

In the folder that opens, you will see a JPG photo for each page of your PDF file.

PDF pages as JPG files in File Explorer.

And that’s how you automatically turn each page of your PDF into a JPG image!

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Taking a Screenshot of the PDF File

If you don’t want to use the online way for PDF to JPG conversion, a local option is to manually capture a screenshot of each of your PDF pages. You can then save these screenshots in JPG format.

You should use this method if your PDF has fewer pages. This is because taking a screenshot of each page is tedious work. In cases of large PDFs, the automatic method above is more suitable.

To proceed with this manual method, first, open a File Explorer window and find your PDF file.

Find the PDF to convert to JPG in File Explorer.

Right-click your PDF file and select Open With > Microsoft Edge. This will open your PDF in the Edge browser, which has a built-in PDF reader.

Tip: You can use any PDF reader on your PC. The reason we recommend Edge is that this way you don’t have to install a third-party PDF reader on your computer.

Right-click the PDF and select Open With > Microsoft Edge in File Explorer.

When your PDF opens in Microsoft Edge, from the toolbar at the top, click the “Fit to Page” option. This option is a square icon with an arrow in each corner.

Select "Fit to Page" in Microsoft Edge's PDF reader.

Your Edge window now displays one full page of your PDF file.

A full one page of a PDF file in Microsoft Edge's PDF reader.

You’ll now use Windows 10’s built-in Snip & Sketch tool to take a screenshot of this PDF page. To do this, open the “Start” menu, search for “Snip & Sketch”, and click it in the search results.

Select "Snip & Sketch" in the Start menu.

On the Snip & Sketch window that opens, from the top-left corner, select “New.”

Click "New" in Snip & Sketch.

Your computer screen will become shaded, which indicates Snip & Sketch is activated. Now, from the top of your screen, click the “Rectangular Snip” (the first icon) option.

Select "Rectangular Snip" in Snip & Sketch.

Use your mouse or trackpad to select the PDF page area on your screen. This is the area from which Snip & Sketch will capture a screenshot.

When the screenshot is captured, you will see it on the Snip & Sketch window. If this screenshot looks good to you, save it by clicking the “Save As” option in the toolbar at the top of the Snip & Sketch window.

Click "Save As" in Snip & Sketch.

A “Save As” window will open. Here, you’ll save the JPG version of the first page of your PDF file. In this window, select the folder to save your file in. Click the “File Name” field and type a name for your file. Click the “Save as Type” drop-down menu and choose “JPG.” Then, at the bottom of this window, click “Save” to save your JPG file.

And that’s how you manually convert PDF to JPG. Your resulting JPG file is now available in your specified folder.

A PDF page converted to JPG in File Explorer.

Repeat this process for each page in your PDF file to get a JPG version. Happy JPGing!


Are you looking to perform a reverse conversion of this, converting JPG to PDF? Check out our guide on doing just that.

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