4 Ways to Convert DjVu to PDF on Mac (Sonoma Compatible)

Bianca Huang
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How can I convert djvu to PDF on Mac OS X?
What is the best way to convert a DjVu file to PDF?

Years have passed, DjVu to PDF on mac is still a hot topic on different forum platforms, including Quora, a simply compiled answer for such a question can even gets large views.

Convert DjVu to PDF file makes the file easy to read and share, today we are going to introduce 4 ways to convert DjVu to PDF on Mac, for macOS Sonoma and earlier versions. You can choose a professional DjVu to PDF converter for mac to get high quality conversion without compromising your computer’s security or privacy, or download free mac DjVu to PDF software, even, you can do the conversions without installing any software.


Why Convert DjVu to PDF on Mac?

DjVu format designed to store scanned books in electronic form. Admittedly, it has some features that are really advantageous while using it on the website. But on occasion you might want the PDF file format due to some reasons. The reason may be different among you but in my opinion, you should go for converting DjVu files to PDF because of:

  • Higher Quality: DjVu is similar with PDF, but compared with PDF, it has a low file size and at the same time lower quality. 
  • High Compatibility: DjVu can only opened by specified reader, however, PDF files are readable on any platform and all browsers support opening PDF files. 
  • User Friendly: DjVu file format is not as popular as PDF. If you want to share a DjVu file, you’d better transform DjVu to PDF, which is more user-friendly.
  • Secure: DJVU files are not as secure as PDF files. PDF files can be protected with encryption, watermark, and digital signature.
  • Searchability: The text within PDF documents is searchable, making it easy to find information.
  • Mac Ready: DjVu is not widely distributed, and not allows you to view its files on Mac. But we can open PDF files on Mac with built-in application Preview and even edit it with Preview. Besides, there are tons of programs that can view PDF files on Mac in App Store. 


Best DjVu to PDF Converter for Mac (Keep Quality)

Though there are online and offline free DjVu to PDF converters designed for this purpose, a number of mac users are still looking for a professional assistant to do the job. Cisdem Document Reader is a specialist in this field to view and convert DjVu files into best quality PDF with original layout and quality preserved. 

  • Support for Different Formats: Besides DjVu Document Reader also supports viewing and converting multiple windows-based file formats, like WordPerfect, WPS, XPS, OXPS, Visio, WPD, VSD, VSDX, VDX, Winmail.dat, etc. 
  • Batch Processing: Can process multiple files at a time and you can also partially convert a single page or page range.
  • Convert to DjVu to PDF, Text and Images: Support convert DjVu to PDF, text, image (PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF).
  • Print Files: Print DjVu or converted PDF files with a connected printer easily.
  • Safe: With the rising attention to gadget security, individuals connect extraordinary significance to individual information. 
  • No Limit: Convert DjVu to PDF without limit on file size or file number.
  • Fast Conversion: Quickly turns DjVu files into PDF files, saving you time.
  • High-Quality Output: We ensure that the output PDF files are of high quality, providing you with an excellent viewing experience.
  • Great Compatibility: Support the latest macOS Sonoma and M1 Mac. 

Testimonials: By using Cisdem DocumentReader, macOS users can easily extract images, print images, and convert images and documents into several reading formats i.e. GIF, BMP, TIFF, PNG, JPEG, RTFD, Text, and PDF. This useful software tool can also read various documents, formats and files i.e. Winmail.dat, AT&T Labs DjVu, Microsoft Works, WPS, Adobe PDF, Microsoft VISIO, Open XML Paper XPS and OXPS and Corel WordPerfect WPD files efficiently. It has a lot of more features and functionalities for users, some core functions are; Zooming and Rotation, Page Navigation, Two Angle Viewing Modes, Full Screen Reading, Preserve Original Layout, Multiple Files Viewing, and a lot more. - TechGlobeX

Steps to Convert DjVu to PDF on Mac with Good Quality

  • Step 1. Free download and launch Cisdem DocumentReader on your Mac.
    First of all, you should click the "Free Download" button or the hyperlink to download. After finishing this, you need to install it on your Mac and run it.
    Free Download
  • Step 2. Import DjVu file on Mac.
    Click "Open File" or drag and drop DjVu file directly to the window. Afterwards, DjVu file will be opened for a second.djvu to pdf mac cisdem 01
  • Step 3. Export DjVu file on Mac.
    Click "Export" button as following.djvu to pdf mac cisdem 02
  • Step 4. Convert DjVu to PDF on Mac.
    Choose output format as PDF, also rename the file or specify the conversion pages. Then click Save and start converting your DjVu to PDF on mac.convert djvu to pdf with cisdem03

Also, you can choose to print DjVu to PDF on mac with Cisdem Document Reader: Import file by drag & drop>Click Print>Choose Save as PDF>Click Print.

print djvu to pdf mac

Check out the video tutorial as following:


Convert DjVu to PDF Online Free without Software

And we have to admit, free online converter is very handy solution to convert simple DjVu file to PDF on Mac. Djvu2pdf is what I recommend as this online site supports processing 20 files at a time, and requires no email address to download the converted file. It's an online converter, which can convert PDF to DOC, DOCX, Text, JPG, PNG formats and so on. Likewise, it can convert text documents, presentations, spreadsheets, images and DjVu to PDF format. 

Note that, although this option requires no software downloading it requires one to upload the file and in it’s website it says that it will keep a version of original file, so be careful for any potential security risks when uploading private files. 

Steps to Convert DjVu to PDF Mac Online Free without Software

  1. Go to djvu2pdf.
  2. Once the uploading finishes, the DjVu to PDF conversion starts automatically, then click "Download All" and save the PDF files to your mac. 



  • Web-based converter, no need to download software or register
  • Convert 20 files at once


  • Take time to upload and convert
  • Internet connection required
  • Common issues with quality after conversion
  • Potential risk of information leakage
  • The upload limit is 20 files
  • Will download all the converted file in a zip


Free DjVu to PDF Converter for Mac (2 Tools)

Some software developers are generous, they give out professional programs for free. And there are 2 free DjVu to PDF converters for mac deserve a try, if you haven’t decided to pay for a high-quality one.

#1 Calibre

Latest Version: 7.2

Update Time: 15 Dec, 2023

Calibre is one of the most popular open source to manage ebooks, it allows users to view, download, share and edit virtually all kinds of ebooks. The good news is, it also helps view and convert DjVu files, and batch conversion is supported.

Steps to Convert DjVu to PDF on Mac Free with Calibre

  1. Download and install Calibre to your mac.
  2. Drag and drop DjVu files to the program.calibre djvu to pdf mac 01
  3. Click Convert books, choose convert individually or convert bulk.calibre djvu to pdf mac02
  4. Choose output as PDF or customize the output settings as needed.calibre djvu to pdf mac03
  5. Then find the PDF output in your Calibre Library or other selected path.calibre djvu to pdf mac 04


  • Slow to convert DjVu files
  • Need manually adjust the conversion errors
  • No formatting is retainedcalibre result

#2 DjVuLibre

Latest Version: 3.5.28

Update Time: 2020-11-20

Another mac free DjVu to PDF converter is DjVuLibre from SourceForge, it combines a DjVu viewer and a converter to make DjVu files can be easily accessed to.

Steps to Convert DjVu to PDF on Mac Free with DjVuLibre

  1. Download and install DjVuLibre on SourceForge.
  2. Drag and drop DjVu file to the program.djvulibre djvu to pdf mac01
  3. Go to File>Export As.djvulibre djvu to pdf mac02
  4. Choose output as PDF and adjust the options.djvulibre djvu to pdf mac03
  5. Then click OK to convert DjVu to PDF on mac for free.


  • Take time to load DjVu files
  • Fail to load DjVu files by drag and drop sometimes
  • Quality is scarified in PDF output


Can We Convert DjVu to PDF with Mac Terminal?

No, you cannot directly convert DjVu to PDF on mac with Terminal, also, you are not recommended to do so.

You may have noticed that there is a solution to convert DjVu to PDF on mac with the aid of Terminal in some forums. In fact, Terminal doesn’t support directly convert DjVu to PDF on mac, you will have to utilize extra program and Terminal to finish such a conversion, which is time-consuming and requires command basics. So, why not turn to a professional converter for easy job?

So, which Mac DjVu to PDF converter you will pick in your case, and what your idea about convert DjVu to PDF with OCR on mac, have you tried to OCR before?


Extended: Convert DjVu to Searchable PDF with OCR Mac

As we mentioned in the first part, DjVu are basically scanned files and image-based, what if you want to make your DjVu files to searchable/editable PDF on mac? In this situation you need the help of an OCR software.

OCR (Optical Character Recognition) refers to the process of analyzing and recognizing text and layout information from images. It is a widely used technology that digitize text from images into text format which can then be further edited and processed by text processing software. The field of OCR is relatively mature, there are many successful commercial projects based on it.

The OCR tool we recommend to using is Cisdem PDF Converter OCR, it allows users to OCR PDF and image to searchable PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, ePub, Text etc. with high accuracy. The batch support will help OCR multiple documents fast. It works on native PDFs too, saving them as 16 formats. Here we will guide you how to convert DjVu to searchable PDF on Mac by using OCR tool.

Steps to Convert DjVu to PDF with OCR on Mac

  1. Convert DjVu to PDF with any one DjVu to PDF converters listed as above.
  2. Download and install Cisdem PDF Converter OCR.
    Free Download
  3. Drag and drop PDF files exported from your DjVu files to the program.  
    conver scanned document to pdf
  4. Free download the OCR module if you are new to this app. Choose output format from the drop-down list as PDF. If you just want to convert one page or several pages, choose the page range.convert scanned document to pdf on mac 02
  5. Click “Convert” to start convert DjVu to searchable PDF on mac.


Final Thoughts

So, which DjVu to PDF converter are you planning to use? The online converters don’t take up space and can convert DjVu to PDF without any software. The offline DjVu to PDF converter do a good job of batch converting and preserve the layout, also, They are more secure and stable than online converters.

Though a free tool is more than sufficient if you only need to convert DjVu to PDF occasionally. If you need to work on DjVu or PDF files on a regular basis, a tool like Cisdem Document Reader would be a wise investment, it not only lets you read and convert DjVu files, but also supports several other windows-based formats (XPS, OXPS, Winmail.dat, Visio, WordPerfect, WPS). Try it now to make your DjVu viewing and converting experience more convenient!

Free Download macOS 10.11 or later

Bianca Huang
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Bianca is a senior tech editor and strategist at Cisdem with Over 10 years of experience on PDF related solutions which covers all document editing, annotating, converting and managing etc.

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  • Rasmus

    Perfect application! It has saved me lots of time. THANK YOU!

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  • Chasingcarz

    Wow! After installation, it's able to convert djvu to pdf easily. Worked very well and quickly. So impressive!

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  • Morgan

    This app is great. Has a lot of the small features other file converter don't. Very useful when saving djvu file to pdf on my Mac.

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  • Kenneth

    Brilliant! This is exactly what I was looking for.

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