There are a ton of shareware applications that will allow you to convert image files to PDF for free however they typically leave text about their product all over the PDF until you pay for the application. I was able to locate and successfully convert some jpeg files using a freeware application from CNET download center. It is very easy to use however you have to make sure your images are a certain size before converting or it will not work properly. Below are step by step instructions on how to convert multiple image files into one multi page PDF document. Make sure that each of your image files is 600×800 pixels in size or smaller if you want the entire image to fit onto the PDF page. You can also adjust the “Page Size” setting if you prefer to have larger than normal PDF pages.
- Download and Install:First you want to download and install PDFArea Image to PDF Converter Free. Download the installation file from CNET here. Once downloaded double click the .exe file to install the Free Image to PDF Converter.
- Open the Converter: Once installed double click on the new desktop icon the launch the free image to PDF converter.
- Add Files: Click the Add button in the top navigation and browse to the location of the files you want to convert.
***NOTE*** Make sure to either adjust the page size setting or verify that your image files are 600×800 pixels in size because the application will not convert this for you.
- Order Files: Make sure the files are in the proper order. If they are not in the proper order then highlight the file that is out of place and use the up and down arrows to move it into the correct order.
- Convert: Now click the Convert button in the top navigation. The image to PDF converter is fairly quick.
- View New PDF File: Now either click the Yes button when asked if you want to view your new PDF file or browse to the location of the newly created PDF file and make sure that you can view it properly.
This application works very quickly and converts many different types of files including BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, TGA, TIF, and TIFF. It is one of the few applications I found that claimed to be free of charge and actually is free of charge. Since PDFArea was nice enough to provide this application free of charge we should all keep them in mind if we need to purchase one of their other products located here.
GIF: Graphics Interchange Format
JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group
PDF: Portable Document Format
PNG: Portable Network Graphics
TIFF: Tagged Image File Format