The default file format for a photo on iphone is jpg or jpeg, but sometimes you need to save a photo to pdf. Some websites require files to be uploaded in pdf format due to space constraints and further processing depending on what its being used for. If you are looking to simply scan a document to pdf, an easier thing to do is follow this article, or watch this video.
It can get quite annoying if you have to download the photo to a laptop and then convert it to pdf by importing it to word or using a pdf printer on your computer.
In this article we bypass that cumbersome process and learn how to convert a jpeg or jpg image in your photos directly into pdf using your iphone without having to download any app. This method works for ipad as well.
Step 1: open the photos app on your iphone
Im sure you can easily find this photos icon in your iphone.
Step 2: Select the picture you want to convert to pdf.
I have taken a screenshot of the photos app icon to use as an example picture for this conversion demo.
Step 3: Tap the share button to view your options for the selected photo
The share button looks like a box with an arrow pointing upwards. Its also circled in the image below.
Step 4: Select the print option in the menu that comes up
This is the option we will use to print your image to pdf on your iphone or ipad. After selecting the print option, you will be shown a print preview of your image.
Note that if you select multiple images for printing, each picture will have its own page, and all the pages will be saved as a single pdf file.
Step 5: This is the most important part
Use your fingers to zoom into the print preview of the photo. Zoom until the preview fills the whole screen. Refer to the pictures and gif below to see what this step looks like. This step has been covered in the main print to pdf article for ipads.
Step 6: your photo is now a pdf
Congratulations. If you did step 4 correctly, you will be presented with a view of your pdf file with a share button. Tap on the share button to view your options.
Step 7: Do anything with your pdf file
You will notice that the name of the picture file has file type “PDF Document” written below it. Now you can save it your icloud, or email it, whatsapp it, whatever you want.
I hope this clearly explained how you can print any photo to pdf on your iphone or ipad for free. There is no need to download and install any app as the built-in iphone pdf printer works perfectly fine for free. This same process and feature is also available in iPads.