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[2023] The Free Efficient Ways to Combine JPG to PDF Files

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When you combine multiple JPEGs into one PDF (in other words, combine JPG to PDF or join JPG to PDF), it makes it easier to share the imagery with others. Whether they're on a desktop device, a mobile phone, a tablet, or a convertible laptop, the images will look identical in terms of proportion, color, and other key attributes.

Why is this important? In reality, there are numerous image format types available to us today, each of which serves a specific purpose. For instance, a JPG is great for sharing but uses lossy compression, so you'll struggle to get a high-quality print. In contrast, a PNG file uses lossless compression to achieve a smaller file size but still retains the data required for a crisp and clear print.

For these and other reasons, PDF forms the perfect intermediary file type that supports extensive sharing, etc., without undergoing any changes or requiring special tools to view. As a matter of fact, most modern browsers can be used as PDF viewers, which means anyone you send it to can use their browser as a PDF reader to view your images.

More importantly, once you learn how to combine JPEGs into one PDF, you'll also have access to tools to re-convert them into images. One such versatile platform is being showcased today - Wondershare PDFelement.

Part 1: What Tool Can Combine Images of Multiple Formats into One PDF?

PDFelement can! Not only can you join JPG to PDF this way, but you can reorder the sequence, extract images from the PDF, rotate the images or pages, and do a lot more. Moreover, did you know that the 'Combine PDF' feature is not just restricted to one type of file, such as JPG? It handles a hybrid of several file formats and combines them into a single PDF file.

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You can combine document types such as Word, Excel, and PPT as well as image formats such as JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, BMP, and so on.

It's clear to see the value in doing this - there's no need to convert everything multiple times - just upload them to the queue in the Combine PDF module of PDFelement and click the button to convert everything into a PDF file, with each image or document having its own page or set of dedicated pages in the order you specified prior to conversion.

Another advantage of using PDFelement is that the accuracy of conversion is extremely high. This is especially important if you have high-resolution images that you want to maintain as they are without losing any quality in the conversion.

On the flip side, if your PDF is too large for sharing, PDFelement allows you to compress the entire document by lowering the resolution of your images within the document. Additionally, other actions are implemented to reduce the file size even further, with the result that the output file will be up to 80% or smaller than the original, making it easy to share online or upload to an FTP, etc.

So, how can you combine multiple JPEGs into one PDF file? Here goes!

Part 2: How to Combine JPGs into One PDF with PDFelement

Step 1 Launch PDF and Choose the Appropriate Module

After launching PDFelement, you'll see a home screen. Click the Combine PDF option among the modules you see on the home page.

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You can also open a document and then click the Combine option in the Tool tab.

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You should be able to see a Combine PDF window popping up.

Step 2 Upload Your JPG and Image Files

The next step is to use the Choose File button or toggle back to Explorer, select the images you need to convert and combine to JPG, then drag and drop them into the PDFelement Combine PDF window pane.

Step 3 Convert and Save

Clicking the Apply button will prepare the files for conversion.

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Wait until the files are merged, and the PDF is displayed on your screen.

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Click the File option, then Save As, and save the resulting PDF file to your local drive.

As you can see in PDFelement, the images have already been merged into a PDF, and you can now resume with other tasks such as editing, annotations, security, watermarking, signing, and more.

Part 3: How to Merge Multiple JPG Files into One PDF by HiPDF Online Tool

Step 1 Go to the Appropriate HiPDF URL

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From the home page of HiPDF, go to the PDF to JPG conversion page.

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Step 2 Convert JPGs to PDF

Once uploaded, click the Convert button to transform all your image files into their PDF equivalents and combine them into a single file.

Step 3 Download Your PDF Images

As a final step, click the Download button.

Specify a location to save the file and save it - it will be viewable in any browser or PDF tool.

Part 4: Be Much Cooler with the All-in-one PDF Solution - PDFelement

Although both PDFelement and HiPDF are equally capable when it comes to combining JPGs into PDF, the desktop option is preferable when you have other tasks to perform, or you're concerned about uploading sensitive images to the web for processing. HiPDF itself is a safe portal and will protect your content, but many users fear that their Internet connections or Wi-Fi networks may be compromised.

Another aspect of security that users might consider is data being compromised when stored on a third-party server. Although most websites, such as HiPDF, take great pains to protect their customers' data, there's always the possibility of a data breach. This is largely out of your control anyway, but it still poses a significant threat to any confidential information you might have in your image files.

For that reason, PDFelement is the better option because you can work completely offline without worrying about exposing your data to such risks.

Other Reasons to Use a Desktop Solution Like PDFelement

Security is just one of the considerations. The other is the sheer richness of feature options you have when using PDFelement. For example, if your images are text-based, PDFelement can perform OCR and convert them into editable text content or searchable content suited to archiving. Another example: if you need to crop your images or reduce file size for the PDF, you can do that right within PDFelement once the PDF file is compiled and open for editing. Here are a few other things you can do with PDFelement:

Edit PDFs - Any type of content editing is possible, including images, text, footer/header, watermark, page numbers, etc.

Annotate PDFs - Markup your documents with text, stamps, shapes, and electronic signatures easily and intuitively.

Fill and Sign PDFs - Fillable forms can be quickly filled up and signed. If a document is static, such as a digitized paper form, PDFelement uses advanced form field recognition to make it editable so you can fill and sign it like a normal interactive PDF form.

Convert Back to Images - In some cases, you may need the images to be converted back to their original format or a different image format. The reason might be that you need to have it edited in a native image or photo editor before sharing it with someone. In such cases, PDFelement gives you not only the option to convert the whole PDF file into image files but also the ability to extract individual images from the main PDF.

Part 5: Why PDF At All?

All of this deserves the question - why PDF, in the first place? The quick answer would be that PDFs are more compressible, more static, and more easily sharable than image files, some of which might be very large. Besides, a lot of image formats are not ideal for compression, which means you'll need to convert them into a compression-friendly format or crop them to bring down the size.

Additionally, there's also the aspect of viewability. Some image types may not be rendered without supporting software, and some can't even be printed. PDF doesn't have that problem, as most PDF readers are free today, and even modern browsers fully support PDF reading and viewing. That means you can view these documents on any system regardless of what type of image-viewing software it contains because PDF doesn't require any of that.

Finally, PDF lends itself easily to compression, optimization, flattening, and other actions that help reduce its file size even further. This gives you the flexibility to work with very large image files, convert them to PDF, and then compress the PDF to get a much smaller footprint without losing too much image quality or clarity.

And all these actions are aided by one of the most capable PDF converters/editors available today - PDFelement. That's why it forms such a critical part of the workflows of the modern business world. Whether you're handling images, documents, or other file types, PDFelement can compile it into a single PDF file, allowing you to do several things with the output file. In short, it's convenient, affordable, and essential.

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