Not every iPhone user is as tech-savvy as others. A lot of people, regardless of using an iPhone or an Android device, do not know how to convert a picture to a PDF on an iPhone.
Well, it is not very difficult or complicated to convert a picture into a PDF on an iPhone. With the right resources and knowledge, anyone, even a first-time iPhone user can do it. In this article, we will talk about how you can convert a picture into a PDF on an iPhone. From the procedure to essential details and the resources or tools that can be perfect for the job, you will get to know everything about converting a picture into a PDF on an iPhone.
Basics for Convert Picture to PDF on an iPhone
Your iPhone may have a variety of images and you never know when you need to convert one into a PDF. There can be a variety of formats for pictures commonly found on an iPhone.
- HEIC images: These are the images clicked with the camera of an iPhone.
- JPEG images: Different types of images from various sources like downloaded from the Internet, social media platforms, etc.
- PNG images: Screenshots and other sources
Now anyone looking to convert these image formats into PDF must know that they do not need to use any third-party apps for this conversion. iPhones and iPads come with a built-in feature to convert these image formats into PDF. Although, not many iPhone or iPad users know about this feature and it is not that obvious either.
Converting Images into PDF on an iPhone: Two Easy and Effective Ways
Let us now take a look at the things to do if you want to convert an image into a PDF on an iPhone. To do this, there are two basic ways that do not involve any third-party apps. The two ways are:
- Converting images to PDFs using the Photos App.
- Converting images to PDFs using the Files App.
We will now take a look at the details of these ways and how you can convert images to PDFs on your iPhone in a few easy steps.
Converting an Image into a PDF Using the Photos App
There are two ways by which you can convert images to PDFs on the Photos app of your iPhone. The two ways are:
- Make use of a simple gesture while ‘printing’ an image and then convert it into PDF format.
- You can also convert an image into a PDF by sharing the image in the Books app.
Before we go into the steps for each of the above processes, it must also be known that you can combine multiple images and then convert them all together into a single integrated PDF file. Although, you cannot really determine the order in which they are displayed in the PDF file.
This order is basically determined by how the images appear in the Photos app which is from oldest to newest. This problem can be avoided if you are using the Files app to convert multiple images into a single PDF file.
Converting Image to PDF using the Photos app – Pinch-out Gesture
This might just be the simplest way to convert an image into a PDF on an iPhone. All you have to do is just perform the “Pinch Out” gesture on the “Print Options” screen. That will automatically convert the image to PDF format. You can then save the PDF file in your local storage, or share it with your contacts and on other applications.
Here are the steps to follow to convert an image into a PDF using the “ Pinch Out ” gesture on the Photos app.
Step 1: First, launch the Photos app. Then visit the album that has the image you want to convert into a PDF.
Step2: Long press on the thumbnail of the image and then tap on “Share” on the context menu of the image.
Step 3: After that, you will need to select the “Print” option on the Share menu.
Step4: Now, on-screen of the Printer Options that will show up next, simply perform a Pinch Out (Zoom In) gesture. The photo will automatically be converted to PDF format as soon as you perform the gesture. If you have multiple images, select all items and follow the same steps. They will be combined and converted into a single PDF automatically.
Step 5: Now, to save the PDF file, tap on the “Share” icon. You can or save it locally by clicking on the “Save to Files” option or share the PDF with your contacts or transfer it to other applications.
Converting Images to PDFs using the Photos App: Sharing On The Books App
This is another super-easy way of converting images into PDF format. Another advantage of this method is that the PDF file is saved automatically, and can be accessed on other iOS devices. Although it will require iCloud syncing to be turned on for the Books app to ensure that you can access it from other devices.
Here are the steps to follow for this method:
Step 1: Simply open the Photos app. After that, long-press on the image you want to convert into a PDF file.
Step2: Now click on “Share” on the context menu. If you want to convert multiple images, the process is the same. You will just have to go to the selection mode, choose the desired images that you need to convert, and then click on the Share icon.
Step 3: On the Share menu, you will see the “Books” option on the upper row. If you do not find the Books option on the upper row, swipe to the right of that row and then click on the option that says “More”. Add the Books app from the list you see next.
Step 4: The selected image or images will be converted automatically. You can find the PDF file in the “Library” of the Books app.
After you find the PDF file in the “Library” section, you can perform a range of actions. View the PDF, rename it, or you can perform other activities like annotations and markups. You can also share the file with other apps and contacts.
Converting Images to PDFs Using the Files App
In this part, we will tell you how to convert images to PDF files using the Files App on your iPhone. There are two classifications under this method as well. One is for a single image and the next one is when you want to convert multiple images. So let us take a look at both the procedures and the steps to follow.
Converting a single Image into PDF on the Files App
This one is easy and is literally a one-step job. All you have to do to convert a single photo is long-press the image file on the Files app and then on the next menu that appears tap on the “Create PDF” option. That will do the job.
The PDF file will appear at the same location as the original image. It is by default saved on local storage or wherever the image is located and you can either preview it, transfer it to another app, and also share it with your contacts.
Converting Multiple Images into PDF on the Files App
This is important when you need to convert multiple images to the PDF format while also having them in a desired order within the PDF file. Remember that during the process of conversion of multiple images to PDF, the Files app converts the items in either their alphabetical or numerical order. So you can simply rename the files in the order you want them to appear in the PDF file before you start the procedure.
Step 1: First, rename the photos in the desired order you want them to appear in the PDF file after conversion. To rename an item, long-press the file, and then tap the “Rename” option.
Step2: Change the name of the file and then tap on the “Done” option to apply the new file name.
Step 3: After the renaming, simply enter the selection mode and select the photos you want to convert into a PDF file.
Step4: Then click on the three-dot icon at the bottom right of the screen.
Step 5: On the list that shows up next, click on the “Create PDF” option. The converted PDF file will be at the same location as the images you selected.
Preview it, move it to a different location, and share it with other contacts and apps.
Tools You Can Use to Convert Images into PDF on Your iPhone
Along with the above steps and the guide to convert images to PDFs on your iPhone itself, you can make use of other tools for the job as well. Some great tools for the purpose are:
- Adobe Scanner
- Evernote Scannable
- Microsoft Office Lens
PDFs are essential in today’s time. They are used for a range of purposes and the need to convert images to PDFs is common. It is amazing that it can be done without any third-party apps on an iPhone or iPad.
In the above parts, we have discussed how you can convert an image into a PDF in different ways and with a few simple steps. We hope you can seamlessly convert the images you want into PDF files now.