How to Combine Multiple Images into One PDF on Mac? [Preview Incl.]

Carolyn Ryan
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[Main Idea] This post aims to explain how to combine multiple images into one PDF on Mac using 4 various methods.

Nowadays people are using tremendous pictures to share information visually. These pictures can be in many different image formats: JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, etc. Sometimes, you may need to convert and combine some of them into a PDF for presentation or for other purposes. Now read on to find the most efficient way to get this job done.

This post includes 4 parts, they are:


Easiest Way to Combine Multiple Images into One PDF on Mac

Different methods can accomplish the job of combining multiple images into a PDF, but in this first part, we’d like to start with the most efficient and convenient way--utilizing a PDF creator. 

Here is a lightweight and reliable application named Cisdem PDF Converter OCR, compatible with both Mac and Windows. Not only does it allow users to batch create  PDF from images, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, etc, but also to merge all these input files into a high-quality PDF. In addition, you are able to convert PDF into more than 10 types of file formats with this software, no matter if large, protected or scanned PDF files.

How to Combine Multiple Images into One PDF on Mac 

  1. Download and launch Cisdem PDF Converter OCR on your mac.
    Free Download macOS 10.13 or later
  2. Go to the Creator tab in the main interface, upload a single or multiple images into the program by drag&drop.combine images into pdf cisdem01
  3. When the images are imported, you can hold and drag your mouse to rearrange their order as you need.combine images into pdf cisdem02
  4. Enable Merge button if you want to combine all these images into a single PDF and choose a directory to save outputs.combine images into pdf cisdem03
  5. Finally, click Create to save multiple images as a multi-page PDF or many individual PDFs.

As you can see now, the process to combine images into PDF with a PDF creator is quite convenient and fast. Besides, with its small size-45.7MB, mac users won’t worry about their mac space being eaten up.


Combine Images into PDF in Preview Mac

Many Mac users prefer to use Preview to combine images into PDF, since Preview is a built-in program for viewing and editing PDF and image files. Though the action of adding images to PDF in Preview should be performed manually by users, it is still worth a try.

Follow the Steps to Combine Images into PDF with Preview:

  1. Go to Finder and right click on one desired image to open it with Preview.combine images into pdf preview01
  2. Go to View and Choose Thumbnails on the left side.combine images into pdf preview02
  3. Drag and Drop other images you want to convert and combine into the preview sidebar, move up and down the images to reorder them.combine images into pdf preview03
  4. Press Shift key to select all the images thumbnails in the sidebar one by one.
  5. Choose File tab and select Print from the drop-down list.combine images into pdf preview04
  6. In the Print window, adjust the settings and choose Save as PDF from PDF expanded menu at the left-bottom corner.combine images into pdf preview05
  7. Rename the output PDF file and choose a directory to save the combined PDF files from multiple images.combine images into pdf preview06

The work is done, but do you consider it troublesome to go to different toolbars for the conversion? What if you have different batches of images need to be converted into different individual PDFs? Then, you should turn to an easier method to combine images into PDF on mac.


Get Online Tools to Combine Multiple Images into One PDF Free

Many users also turn to online tools on the issue of converting and combining images to PDF, but only to find that almost all online image-to-PDF converters have limitations. Here we have done a test on several popular and highly rated online tools, and the test results are as follows

  Image format supported Number of input images Number of task File size per task  Create separated PDF files Combine multiple images into one PDF
iLovePDF JPG, PNG, TIFF 20 × 40MB
Smallpdf JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, HEIC × limited document downloads × ×
PDF Converter JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, HEIC limited 1 task per hour limited ×
PDF2Go JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, HEIC, SVG 20 limited 100MB × JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, HEIC, SVG 20 × ×
PDF24 Tools JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF × × × ×

When using an online tool to do the job of converting images to PDF, keep the hereafter mentioned things in your mind:

  • Online tools typically upload image files to third-party platforms, which poses a risk of information leakage, so try not to import files that are too private.
  • Online tools run on the web, so a stable network is required. In addition, the more and larger image files are uploaded, the longer the conversion time will take.

To be honest, it is quite simple and similar to convert and combine multiple images to one PDF using these online tools. Here we take one of them as an example to show the details.

How to Combine Multiple Images into One PDF Online Free

  1. Go to the tool website:
  2. Upload different image files into the interface by clicking UPLOAD FILES or drag&drop.
  3. Wait for the conversion, then you can click Download to save images as individual PDF files or click COMBINED to combine images into one PDF.combine images into pdf online


Save Multiple Images as PDF Mac with PDF Editors

If you have the only need to convert and combine images into PDF, then the aforementioned methods prove to be the list of top recommendations. But if you want to make more actions on the output PDF files, then a PDF editor seems more suitable. Adobe Acrobat, a leading PDF editor developed by Adobe Inc., is undoubtedly the most powerful and trusted application to deal with PDF files.

Steps to Combine Images into PDF Using Adobe Acrobat

  1. Run the program of Adobe Acrobat Pro on your Mac.
  2. Go ahead with Tools tab, choose Create PDF feature.combine images into pdf adobe01
  3. Click Multiple Files. There are 3 options you can choose from, select Combine Files.combine images into pdf adobe02
  4. Add images by clicking the Add Files button on the page or drag and drop them.combine images into pdf adobe03
  5. When the images are imported into the program successfully, click Combine to save multiple images as a PDF on Mac.combine images into pdf adobe04

Besides creating PDF from images, Adobe Acrobat still offers a set of functions to edit, convert, compress, protect, unlock and sign PDF. The only drawback is that the subscription price is prohibitively expensive. Maybe you can try its alternative --- Cisdem PDFMaster.



This post has introduced 4 practical ways to convert and combine multiple images into PDF on Mac. Each of them is very useful and works well. Now you can choose one to your liking and get started right now!

Carolyn Ryan
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Carolyn has always been passionate about reading and writing, so she joined Cisdem as an editor as soon as she graduated from university. She focuses on writing how-to articles about PDF editing and conversion.

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  • Raymond

    Look for information to convert image to PDF with Preview at the first beginning, now persuaded by this amazing tool.

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