How to Convert Scanned PDF Files to JPG

Updated March 23, 2017

Converting a scanned Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file into a JPEG (JPG) graphics file is a very quick and simple task with the Adobe Photoshop application. Adobe Photoshop is an extensive and versatile graphics editing application with many features and functions. Photoshop also handles many file types, including PDF and JPG. With Adobe Photoshop, creating a JPG from scanned PDF files may be quickly accomplished with just a few clicks.

Click the Windows "Start" button and select "All Programs."

Click the "Adobe Photoshop" program icon to open the application.

Click "File," then click "Open" from the top navigation menu. The file navigator will open.

Navigate to and click on the PDF file to convert to JPG. The "Import PDF File" dialogue box will appear.

Select the "Pages" or "Images" to import by clicking the radio button next to the desired option.

Click the "OK" button. The PDF file will load into Photoshop.

Click the "File" option from the top navigation menu.

Click "Save for Web & Devices..." The web graphic conversion interface will appear.

Select JPEG from the first drop-down list in the right menu pane.

Select JPEG quality using the second drop-down box.

Click the "Save" button. The PDF will be converted and saved as a JPG file.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Adobe Photoshop installed
  • Scanned PDF files
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Tammy Clevenger works in the I.T. industry while maintaining creative outlets through film making, writing and audio production. She is a published academic author and is an accomplished and certified Project Management Professional.