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5 Ways to Convert Screenshot to PDF

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2023-08-30 19:55:58 • Filed to: Convert Images • Proven solutions

Imagine you have a screenshot you want to use in a presentation. How do you put it there? Do you just insert it? Well, doing that, can lower the quality of the screenshot. What you can do instead is to convert screenshot to PDF. Here is how you can convert a screenshot to PDF in Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android. 

Method 1: Best Screenshots to PDF Converters

You should convert screenshots to PDF with a professional software solution if you need to combine multiple screenshots to one PDF, convert screenshots in bulk or convert screenshots to editable PDF, or even. A professional PDF software like Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor can help you not only turn a screenshot to PDF but also help you edit the PDF and make a professional-looking PDF file.

1. Convert Screenshot to PDF with PDFelement

The easiest way to convert screenshot to PDF is using Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor. This is a PDF editor and converter that can convert screenshots(JPG/PNG) to PDF in easy steps. By using this tool, you can also batch convert screenshots to PDF, combine multiple screenshots into one PDF, annotate and edit the screenshots and do more. 

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Step 1: Convert Screenshots to PDF in One Click

After downloading and installing PDFelement on your computer, select your screenshots and right-click. Select "Convert to PDF with Wondershare PDFelement", the selected screenshots will be converted into separate PDF files. If you need to combine all screenshots in one PDF, select "Combine files with Wondershare PDFelement".

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Step 2: Save Screenshots in PDF

You can then save your screenshot as a PDF file. Click the Save button and select the path where you want to save your document.

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Tip: Convert Screenshots to Editable PDF

A PDF that is created from an image is uneditable. PDFelement can detect that automatically and offer you the option to OCR the PDF to make text editable. If you need to edit the text in the screenshots, click "Perform OCR" and after that, you can change the text, and image, and add links to the screenshot in PDF.

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Designed to be useful, simple, and easy to use, PDFelement follows a familiar ribbon design most of us get in touch with Microsoft Office. It is one of the most widely used PDF tools among prominent companies, but also private users. It allows you to perform desired modifications to your document, without changing or losing the formatting and style of your document.

      • Edit or add images to your PDF file.
      • Create PDF from a wide variety of formats with a single click. Create PDF from a file or from a scanner.
      • Convert PDF files to Microsoft Office formats, or to other formats you need.
      • Extract pages from any PDF document. Insert pages to PDF files.
      • Split a single PDF document into two or more files.
      • Auto recognizes or creates interactive form fields within your document.
      • Extract data from form fields or marked PDF files.
      • Share your PDF documents by sending them via email, or uploading to cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive.

2. Convert Screenshot to PDF with Wondershare PDF Converter

If you need a simple screenshot to PDF converter without editing features, Wondershare PDF Converter Pro is one of the best PDF converters that enables users to convert screenshots to PDF. And it can also help users to merge PDF, protect PDF and compress PDF. Here is a simple guide on how to turn a screenshot into a PDF.

Launch Wondershare PDF Converter Pro, go to the "File to PDF" tab, and you will be able to add a screenshot into this converter using the "Add" button. Click the "Add" button, browse screenshots in your local folder, and click "Open" to add screenshot files. After adding screenshot files, click the "Create" button to convert the screenshot to PDF.

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Method 2: How to Save a Screenshot as a PDF in Windows

If your screenshots are saved on a Windows computer, you can save a screenshot as a PDF by printing. Here is how to do it.

Step 1: Open a Screenshot

After taking the screenshot, you can open the screenshot with the Photos app. When the screenshot is opened, click the "Print" button on it. then choose "Microsoft Print to PDF" as the printer to save the screenshot as PDF. 

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If you can't find Microsoft Print to PDF option, install PDFelement. Once you have installed PDFelement, you have installed a virtual PDFelement printer as well, which can help you convert screenshots to PDF with "Wondershare PDFelement" as the printer.

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Step 2: Save Screenshot as PDF

Click Print and select where you want to save the screenshot PDF. Click Save to save the screenshot as PDF.

If you are printing a screenshot with Wondershare PDFelement, ten the program of PDFelement will be launched automatically, and the screenshot file will be opened in it. You can click the "File" > "Save as" button to save it as a PDF file directly.

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Method 3: How to Turn a Screenshot into a PDF on iPhone

PDFelement for iOS app can easily convert a screenshot into a PDF on iPhone/iPad. With the app, you can also create, view, edit, annotate PDF on your iPhone/iPad.

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Step 1. Download and install PDFelement on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Open the app, click the + icon > Photos app, select a screenshot.

Step 3. Tap Convert to PDF. And the screenshot will be turned into a PDF file and open on the app.

Step 4. Edit and annotate the screenshot if you want. Then save the converted screenshot to any folder you like. 

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Method 4: How to Turn a Screenshot into a PDF on Mac

After capturing a screenshot on Mac, you can use macOS built-in image and PDF viewer - Preview to turn a screenshot into PDF. Control-click the screenshot, click Open With > Preview. Then click File on the menu bar of Preview and select Export to PDF. Then you can rename the file and save the screenshot as a PDF on your Mac.

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Method 5: How to Turn a Screenshot into a PDF on Android

You can use the Google Photos app to convert screenshots to PDF. Follow the steps below.

Step 1. Open Google Photos on your phone, go to the Screenshots folder and locate the screenshot you want to turn into PDF.

Step 2. Open the screenshot, tap the three vertical dots at the top right corner and select Print from the available options.

Step 3. In the Save as PDF menu, you can adjust the orientation, paper size, and more of the screenshot.

Step 4. Tap Save to save the screenshot as PDF on your Android phone.

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Method 6. How to Convert Screenshot to PDF Online

You can also try to convert screenshots to PDF using an online tool converter - HiPDF. A simple Google search will give you a couple of options for screenshot PDF online converters. Most of them function by the same principle, which is to add photo and then convert. Here is a quick guide for converting screenshots online.

      • 1. Go to the HiPDF website that can convert images online.
      • 2. Drag and drop the screenshot file into the marked field, or simply upload them by browsing through your computer.
      • 3. The online screenshot to PDF converter tool will convert your file. You can then download the file.
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Comparison Table between PDFelement and Online Screenshot of PDF Tool

Features It is the application of a full feature. Online tools serve only a few features.
Stability It is available to use offline. You can convert screenshots only with a valid internet connection.
Results It doesn't lose any formatting or fonts during conversion. Your file is available to use at all times. You can also edit the file after OCR. You need to create an account before downloading converted files.
Document security You can further protect your document using a password. You can protect PDF with a password.

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