How to Convert a Picture to PDF on iPhone

The thought of converting your pictures to PDF probably never occurred to you, unless these pictures were part of a document such as a business plan or perhaps a brochure. “PDF”, or “Portable Document Format”, is often primarily used to talk about text files. But why limit the benefits of PDFs to just text documents?

With this in mind, find below three ways to turn images into PDFs on your Apple smartphone. We’ll examine free online tools, plus two methods that already exist on your iPhone’s pre-installed software. Read on to learn more!

How to Convert Pictures to PDFs on FormatPDF.com

Want to know how to convert pictures to PDF on iPhone for free? You can do it with the help of online tools. The benefit of using such cloud-based services is that you don’t need to download any apps on your iPhone. Furthermore, online tools are not limited by devices as long as you have a browser to access them.

So here are the steps on how to convert a picture to PDF on iPhone without an app:

  1. First things first, get over to FormatPDF.com on your browser.
  2. Once you’re on the site, go to the menu bar where you will see the “Convert” tool.
  3. Click on the “Convert” tool and then go to the bottom of the sub-menu presented and click on “Convert to PDF”.
  4. Select “JPEG to PDF” to initialize the process.
  5. On the next page, drag and drop or upload the image you want to turn into a PDF file.
  6. Click on “Convert to PDF” to download your file.

Sites like these offer different PDF editing tools that you can easily use for free and without taking up any memory space on your iPhone. 

How to Convert Pictures to PDF on iPhone Notes

If you’re looking for a way to turn physical photos into PDF files without using any additional tools, then the Notes app on your iPhone will help.

Let’s see how to go about using your Notes app to turn photos into PDF files:

  1. Tap open your Notes app and create a new note by tapping on the New Note icon.
  2. Next, get the photo or document you want to take a picture of and tap on the camera tool.
  3. Select “Scan Documents” which will then open your camera.
  4. Position your document and make sure there is appropriate lighting and click the picture.
  5. Once the picture is taken, tap on the thumbnail of the image in the bottom-left corner.
  6. The app will allow you to use corner tools to adjust the boundaries of the image to create a neater-looking scan as well as offer some filters you may want to add.
  7. Once you are satisfied, then you can tap on the share button which will give you different options and also show you that the picture is now a PDF file.

The scan-to-PDF feature of the Notes app on your iPhone is an amazing tool, especially when you want to digitalize physical documents. Online services can then be used to add text to these PDF files and offer other editing options, as well as the option to add a layer of security with a PDF password.

How to Change Images to PDF Files in Your iPhone’s Photo Gallery

As you may already know, PDF files are multi-device compatible. This means these files can be opened on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone without necessarily requiring any special apps. So, knowing how to convert your favorite pictures via your iPhone photo gallery is a good idea.

Convert your pictures and saved images on your iPhone to PDF files by following the steps below:

  1. It all starts in your iPhone’s Photo app. Search for and tap on a photo.
  2. Tap the Share icon on the selected photo and chose the “Print’ option, which should be at the bottom of the list.
  3. To open the image in the PDF viewer of your iPhone, zoom into the picture.
  4. Once again tap on the Share icon in the PDF viewer and save it to your iPhone’s files.

That’s how easy it is! With this approach, you won’t have to compromise on the quality of your image, no matter how many times it gets shared.

Benefits of Converting Your Pictures to PDFs

If you weren’t already aware, there a plenty of reasons why you might want to learn how to convert a picture to PDF on an iPhone. Here are a few of them:

1. PDF Files Are Often Lighter Than Images

If you want to reduce the file size of your images without compromising on their quality, converting them to PDF is the way to go. While other image formats can also be an option, they might not necessarily be supported by different platforms.

2. PDF Files are Easier to Share

Have you ever been bothered by the string of notification tones any time a bunch of pictures is shared? Well, by converting images into PDFs, it becomes easier to share a large bulk of images.

3. PDF Files Are Easy to Store as Albums or Image Inventories

Photo albums and image inventories can be easily created by turning images into PDF files. Since these are digital documents, you can share them on the web and all social media. 

Have Fun Converting Pictures to PDF!

Now that you’re equipped with the methods to turn any photo or image into a PDF file, you can confidently do so anywhere and anytime. As PDF files will preserve the quality of your images, your artwork or digital picture will retain their colors, details, and other elements.

While native tools of the iPhone are a great way to convert images to PDF files, especially when you want to turn a physical copy of a picture into a digital one, online, cloud-based tools give you more editing freedom. These sites give you a plethora of PDF editing tools so that, as long as you’ve got an internet connection, you can edit your files at home, at the office, or on the go.

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