Use This Trick to Convert Any Image to PDF on Windows 10

Joe Keeley Updated 05-03-2020

Converting images to PDFs on Windows 10 machines couldn’t be easier. You don’t have to download any additional software or rely on resource-hogging programs like Adobe Reader.


You can use the following method to convert image formats like JPG, PNG, TIFF, and more to PDF.

However, it’s not just limited to image files. This is because the method uses a feature called Microsoft Print to PDF. If the program has a print function, you can convert it to PDF. This includes web pages and Microsoft Word documents.

How to Convert an Image to PDF

To convert an image to a PDF on Windows 10, do the following:

  1. Open up the photo in your default image viewer—that could be the Windows 10 Photo app or an editing program like Paint.
  2. Once the image has opened, press Ctrl + P to open the Print dialog box.
  3. Select Microsoft Print to PDF as the printer and click Print. (If you don’t see this option, refer to the section below.)
  4. Another dialog box will pop up where you can enter the File name and select the file location. Once done, click Save.

Windows Photos Print to PDF

This method will work with any image file and with any program that supports printing.


How to Enable Microsoft Print to PDF

If you don’t see Microsoft Print to PDF listed as a printer, you might need to enable the feature.

Do a system search for turn windows feature on or off and select the match. This will open Windows Features.

Windows Featues Print to PDF

Scroll down the list and tick Microsoft Print to PDF and click OK. You shouldn’t need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

You Can Convert on Mobile Too

Remember, this is a great method for converting images to PDF, but it also works with other formats on any program that supports printing.

If you want to convert an image to PDF or vice versa on your Android phone, try one of these file conversion apps for Android The 6 Best Android File Conversion Apps These great file conversion apps for Android let you convert documents, images, music, and other file formats on your phone. Read More .

Related topics: File Conversion, PDF, Windows 10, Windows Tricks.

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  1. Raymond Lei
    April 9, 2020 at 1:16 am

    I am using PDF WIZ to do the PDF to JPG conversion. Works just fine. Best thing, it's 100% free.

  2. Kat
    August 14, 2017 at 5:15 am

    This is also available for OS all the way back to Windows 7 possibly earlier. I know because I am lagging behind on my Windows 7 machine to this day. And also as Laurel stated, from the right click menu selection "Print" and you chose your printer option. One of them being print to PDF

  3. Laurel Nevans
    June 21, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    The "Print to PDF" function works from within ANY program that has a print button, including whatever your preferred photo viewer is. With Win10, you no longer need a PDF plug-in, like Cute PDF. This article is VERY MISLEADING. The print to PDF function even works from within a web browser, so you can print to PDF from Google Photos,, irfanview, etc. This article should really be titled "Convert ANYTHING to a PDF Using the MS Print to PDF Feature."

  4. Doc
    June 21, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Why would you **want** to convert an image (in its native format) to a PDF? Acrobat generally degrades images when embedding them in a PDF to limit file sizes (optimizing for the Web), and you **already have the image** already at its best possible quality...

  5. TheMoron
    June 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Cute PDF converts anything to PDF , been using it for years, works fine :)