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How to Convert PDF to JPG on Mac with High Image Quality Retained?

We are all crazy about social media, spending lots of time to immerse ourselves in Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and so on.While, images cover a great part of our social media pages. Why? Because images are simple, we can get the information at a short glance; images are fascinating, adding entertaining elements to information obtaining; the most important is, images are web-friendly, especially those JPEG images, they are small in size which makes the circulation on internet easy and smooth.

While, the PDF files, the most frequently used format to save and share information, fill all aspects of our life. But it is not so web-friendly like JPEGs and cannot be previewed easily for a faster information filtering. So, very often, we need a PDF Converter for Mac to convert PDF to JPG on mac and post online or email, etc.

Knowledge about JPG and JPEG

What is JPEG?
JPEG, abbreviation of Joint Photographic Experts Group, is the most commonly used format among those image formats attributing to its high compatibility on Web. It is often used for colorful photos or images with various blends or gradients.

What is the difference between JPG and JPEG?
You may be also wondering why there is another extension JPG, which is so similar with JPEG. Actually, JPG and JPEG is the same thing. Back to those days Windows still dominates, Windows requires that all the files should come with a three letter file extension, so the Joint Photographic Experts Group, which should be originally abbreviated as "JPEG", was assigned with the extension of  ".jpg". However, there is no such a file extension limitations on Macintosh, Mac users took it as ".jpeg". Now such limitations on file extension disappear in Windows, ".jpeg" is also widely accepted. Both 2 terms ".jpg" ".jpeg", though essentially the same thing, coexist and become the most popular image format.

JPEG2000 is the new standard created by Joint Photographic Experts Group in the year of 2000 as the next generation of JPEG, designed to offer better compression performance with improved image quality. However, decades past, JPEG doesn't hit the mainstream as it was expected. The main reason seems to go to its entirely different format based on new code which causes lower compatibility and more memory to process. However, JPEG2000 has its own followers, also got support from many other sites or applications.

How to Convert PDF to JPG on Mac with High Image Quality Retained?

It is not difficult if you just want to convert PDF to JPG on mac,but if you ask high on keeping high image quality, what you should do is to find an expert.

Cisdem PDFConverter for Mac, is a simple yet effective PDF Converter for mac for batch converting PDF documents into best quality images including JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF and BMP. Not limited to image formats, Cisdem PDFConverter can also convert PDF files to ePub, Microsoft Word(.docx), PowerPoint(.pptx), , RTFD, Text, HTML, Keynote, Pages, etc. and is incredibly easy to use.

It can retain the image quality as the original, have a try to learn how to convert pdf to jpg on mac with high quality.

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  1. Add PDF file.
    Directly drag and drop PDF files to the program,this app allows you to add multiple PDF files to the program to save time.convert pdf to jpg on mac 01
  2. Set JPEG as output format.
    Choose to save as Image>JPEG, also you can choose to save in other image formats.Please select the page range to customize your PDF to JPG conversion on mac.convert pdf to jpg on mac 02
  3. Convert PDF to JPG on mac without quality loss.
    Click "Convert" to start pdf to jpg conversion, the status bar will inform you the conversion status, check the JPG file in output folder once the status bar indicate a sucessful conversion.convert pdf to jpg on mac 03

Other Tips on High Quality "PDF to Image Conversion

  1. Make sure the PDFs take clearer source images, once saved in JPEG format, do not repeat the work on editing and saving, each time you save it, more information will be discarded which will sacrifice the image quality.
  2. Save PDF as lossless graphics format such as TIFF, GIF, PNG, or a raw image format. Though it may take larger size and not compatible on Web like JPEG, it ensures a clear image.

How to Convert PDF to JPG on Mac with Adobe?

Now, I am going to show you how to convert PDF to JPG on mac using Adobe Arobat, basing on the fact that many of you using Adobe to create PDFs.

In Acrobat Pro, follow the steps below to change PDF to JPG on mac:

  1. Open the file with Adobe Acrobat Pro;
  2. Go to File>Export to>Image;
  3. Choose JPEG format, also you can choose to save as JPEG2000 as well.

convert pdf to jpeg/jpg with adobe acrobat

(If in Adobe Acrobat X, go to File>Save As>Image>JPEG)

Quite easy and convenient, but here are some points that may put you off to utilize Adobe Acrobat:

  • If you have a multi-pages PDF, you have to convert all the pages into individual images, you cannot specify the page or the page range as you want to;
  • You cannot perform batch conversion;
  • The biggest problem is: images become blurring, pixellated problems even loom large when zoom in.

It seems I am not alone when talking about the problems happen when using Adobe to convert PDF to image formats like JPEG/JPG. I found accompanies from Adobe forums:

Whenever I go to save my PDF file as a JPG/JPEG image file, the color of the file becomes inverted. I've done this before (possibly on an older version of adobe) and I didn't have any problems, but I can't figure out how to avoid this change---samanthamehr

When I export my photoshop file into a pdf or jpeg, the images become blurry and pixelated, does anyone know how to fix this?--- changy421 


So, if you want to convert PDF to JPG on mac without these annoying quality problems, a dedicated PDF Converter for Mac will be your best choice.

/ Posted by to OCR PDF Mac Follow @ Rosa

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6 Responses

  • Aeron

    Thanks for the knowledge about JPG and JPEG. Nice work, I mean the converter is good, I tried the free trial to convert one PDF, it kept the quality.

    6 months ago REPLY
  • Adam

    Yep, you got the point about image quality, will try and check out your Cisdem app.

    10 months ago REPLY
  • tom Jordan

    I had the same issue as Lisa. I had no "save to iPhoto" on the drop down menu.

    1 years ago REPLY
  • Rebecca

    I have the same problem as Lisa. I have no iPhoto option in my drop down box.

    1 years ago REPLY
  • Lisa

    i followed your directions as to how to convert PDF to JPG with Preview. Well, firstly in the file drop down there was not print highlighted so I could not select it. Secondly, I clicked the PDF button & there was NO place that said save to iPhotos. I don't know what Mac you used but mine is a 2015 Mac Air & I am sooo frustrated. Would you mind giving me instructions that work plz??? Thx

    1 years ago REPLY
  • DAwn Carson

    What is a key code? Needed to convert? !st time user in a free trial.

    1 years ago REPLY

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