One of the most common ways to share photos on an iPhone is to send them as a PDF file. This is especially useful when submitting photos to forms, printers or digitization handlers that require a PDF format.
Luckily, turning your photos into PDFs is pretty simple on the iPhone. In this article, we’ll show you how to do it without any third-party apps.
Go to the Photos app
One of the best ways to organize and manage your photos on an iPhone is through the Photos app. It presents all your photos in a single place, allows you to edit and share them with others, and lets you view them by day, month or year. It also includes a Memories feature and Shared Album activity, and can help you remember specific moments by creating memories with people or places.
Besides that, the Photos app has a variety of tools to help you make your pictures more beautiful. For example, you can select a frame for a Live Photo and add effects to the image. You can also create albums, which are organized by subject or image type.
You can create multiple albums, delete albums, and share them with other users. You can also see a list of all your albums by clicking on the Albums tab at the bottom of the screen.
When you share an image, video, or group of files, the Share Sheet now has a more prominent “Options” button. Tap that and you can disable geotags for privacy; force the file to be shared as a photo or iCloud link; and adjust the file’s date and time or location.
Another new option in the Share Sheet is a new ellipsis (***) that shows suggestions for editing or sharing the file, including copying it to your Photos library, sending it to a friend, starting a slideshow with it, saving it as a video, and featuring the person less. This can be useful if you’ve taken many different shots of the same person and want to find them all in one place.
If you’ve downloaded images or screenshots from an outside source, you can convert them to a PDF using the Files app. Unlike with the Photos app, the Files app doesn’t allow you to interact with any Share Sheets, so this is the easiest way to do it.
You can also use the Files app to merge several photos into a single PDF. To do that, open the Files app and locate the image(s) you want to convert. Long-press the photo and choose “Create PDF.” The converted file will automatically be saved to the same folder as the original.
Select the photos you want to convert
If you have a photo or collection of photos that you want to convert into a PDF, you can easily do it on iPhone. This process works for JPGs, PNGs, and HEIC files.
To get started, you need to know the types of images you have. Typically, iOS stores pictures in one of three file formats: JPG, PNG, or HEIC.
But if you don’t like one of these file formats or are looking for a way to share your photos with others, you may be wondering how to turn a photo into a PDF on iPhone. Whether you’re trying to upload files to a website or are sending photos to a friend, PDFs make a great choice because they can be shared with anyone, anywhere.
The process is surprisingly easy. First, you need to select the photos you want to combine into a PDF.
Once you’ve found the pictures that you want to create a PDF from, open up the Photos app on your iPhone. You can tap the three-dot menu in the top right corner or the Select button to choose multiple pictures.
Or you can select a single picture and long-press it to create a PDF. For a list of multiple images, tap More (the ellipsis icon inside a circle) and then Select.
When you’re done selecting your files, you can use the Share feature to convert them into a PDF on your iPhone. You can then print the PDF or save it to your Files app.
While images on iPhone are commonly saved as JPEGs, they can be a lot easier to share when a PDF format is used. This lets you keep things like image location tags and other metadata private, and it makes sharing photos easier on other devices and operating systems.
You can turn a photo into a PDF using the built-in apps on your phone, or you can use free online tools. Either way, you’ll want to convert a photo into a PDF on iPhone before sharing it.
First, you’ll need to open the Photos app on your iPhone and select the photos you want to convert. You can do this by long-pressing the thumbnail of a photo and tapping Share, or by selecting multiple photos by swiping right on them.
Once you’ve selected all the photos you want to convert, tap Print on the Share Sheet that shows up next. This will take you to the Printer Options screen where you can perform a Pinch Out gesture to convert each photo into a PDF file.
After the photo is converted, you’ll be able to select a location to save it to and change the file name. You can also choose to share the file by sending it via email or uploading it to iCloud.
You can also convert multiple images into a single PDF file by using the built-in Preview app on your phone. This app lets you convert a variety of image formats to PDF files, including images taken with the camera and screenshots.
4. Tap Save to Files
While images on your iPhone are typically saved as JPGs or PNGs, you can often share pictures more easily when you convert them to PDF files. This can be especially helpful when you want to group photos together for a digital photo album or file an insurance claim. You can also use PDFs to avoid compatibility issues that can arise when sharing with different devices and operating systems.
The Photos app has a built-in feature that lets you save a photo as a PDF for free. This is an excellent option for when you need to quickly share a photo, and it’s easy to use on iPhone.
Once you’ve selected the photos you’d like to save as a PDF, tap the Print icon in the lower-right corner of the screen. This will take you to the Printer Options screen.