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How to Make a Screenshot a PDF on Windows/Mac/Mobile Devices

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Screenshots are a commonly used method for recording and sharing screen content, capturing any image on a computer or mobile phone. However, screenshots have a drawback – they are typically saved in image formats such as JPG or PNG, resulting in large file sizes and difficulty in editing or printing. Therefore, there are times when it is necessary to save screenshots in PDF format to reduce file size, improve quality, protect content, and facilitate file transfer and printing.

So, how can screenshots be converted to PDF on different devices? This article will introduce several common methods, including on a computer, on a mobile phone, and using online tools to convert screenshots to PDF, helping you quickly accomplish the task of converting screenshots to PDF.

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Part 1. How to Make Multiple Screenshots into One PDF

Coolmuster Creator Pro is a versatile PDF creator program that easily converts various file formats like MS Word, text, image, MOBI, ePub, CHM, and HTML into high-quality PDF files. It features:

  • Offline tool to protect sensitive documents.
  • Supports creating PDF files from several major file formats, including image to PDF, Word to PDF, ePub to PDF, DOCX to PDF, HTML to PDF, MOBI to PDF, CHM to PDF, TEXT to PDF.
  • Retains original text content, layout, and formatting, including text, images, fonts, hyperlinks, etc., ensuring lossless output PDF files.
  • Customizable PDF options such as page size, document margins, and even merging PDF files.
  • Batch conversion of multiple files to PDF format, saving time and effort.
  • Reliable, fast, and secure conversion process, offering excellent support services and the latest features and optimizations.

To use Coolmuster Creator Pro to convert multiple screenshots into a PDF file, follow these steps:

01Download, install, and launch Coolmuster Creator Pro. From the "Convert:" menu in the upper right corner, select "Image to PDF".

02In the PDF Creator Pro interface, click the "Add File" button to import images, or drag and drop the screenshots you want to merge into the interface.

how can you make a screenshot a pdf on computer

03Adjust the options for the output PDF file, such as page size, document margins, output folder, etc. Then click the "Start" button to start converting screenshots to a PDF file.

customize preferences

04Once the conversion is complete, you can find the converted PDF file in the specified folder.

the conversion is complete

Part 2. How to Make Screenshot into PDF on Computer

There are several methods to convert screenshots to PDF on a computer. Here, we'll discuss the two most common methods on Windows and Mac.

2.1 How to Make Screenshots into PDF on Windows 10/11

The method to convert screenshots to PDF on Windows 10/11 involves using the built-in Snipping Tool and the "Print" feature. The Snipping Tool allows you to easily capture any area on the screen, while the Print feature converts any printable file, including screenshots, to PDF format. Follow these steps:

1. Open the content you want to screenshot, press Windows key + Shift + S to launch the Snipping Tool. Select the area you want to capture or the entire screen/window.

2. After capturing, the screenshot will appear in the bottom right corner. Click on it to open the preview window, where you can edit the screenshot, such as cropping or rotating.

how can i make a screenshot a pdf on windows

3. After editing, click the 3-dot menu button in the window, select "Print", and choose "Microsoft Print to PDF" as the printer. Set the print properties as needed, then click "Print" to save the screenshot as a PDF.

print picture to pdf

Note:If you already have a screenshot image and don't need to capture one, right-click the image and choose "Print" to proceed to Step 3 directly.

2.2 How to Make a Screenshot a PDF on Mac

The method of converting screenshots to PDF on Mac is similar to that on Windows. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the content you want to capture, press Command + Shift + 4 to launch the screenshot tool. Select the area or window you want to capture.
  2. After capturing, the screenshot is saved on the desktop. Double-click the file to open it with Preview, where you can edit the screenshot.
  3. After editing, click "File" in the menu bar, choose "Export as PDF", and select the location and filename to convert the screenshot to PDF.

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Part 3. How to Make PDF of Screenshot in Mobile

Next, we'll discuss two common methods to convert screenshots to PDF on mobile devices, on iPhone and Android.

3.1 How to Make a Screenshot a PDF on iPhone

Converting your screenshot to a PDF on iPhone is straightforward. Here are the steps for one method:

1. Open your screenshot and choose the "Save to Files" option from the menu.

save to files

2. In the Files app, locate the saved image, long-press, and select "Create PDF".

create pdf

3. You have successfully converted the screenshot to PDF.

For more methods about converting pictures to PDFs on iPhone, read:

How to Make a Picture a PDF on iPhone in 5 Quick Methods

How to Convert Image to PDF with Ease: 7 Methods Unveiled

3.2 How to Make a Screenshot into a PDF on Android

To convert a screenshot to PDF on Android, you can easily use the built-in "Print" feature. Follow these steps:

1. Open your screenshot, click the "Share" icon, and select your phone's "Default Printer" (if your phone doesn't have this feature, you can use Adobe Acrobat's Create PDF feature to save the image as PDF).

share to default printer

2. In the Printer's Preview window, click the "Save as PDF" option in the top right corner and choose a saving path.

save as pdf

3. Find your PDF file in the saved PDF path.

Part 4. How Do I Make a Screenshot a PDF via Online Tools

You can also use online tools to export merged screenshots as PDF files without installing any software. These tools allow you to upload image files to the website and convert and merge them into a PDF file. Here are the steps to convert screenshots to PDF files on the www.freepdfconvert.com website:

  1. Open the www.freepdfconvert.com website, click the "Choose file" button, select the image files you want to convert, or drag and drop them onto the webpage.
  2. After uploading, you can preview the images on the webpage, where you can choose page orientation and set PDF properties such as margin and page size.
  3. Once selected, click the "Create PDF" button to convert the images to a PDF file. Then click "Download" to save the PDF file to your device or send it to Google Drive or Dropbox.

Conclusion

In the above sections, we have discussed how to convert screenshots to PDF on different devices, including on a computer, on a mobile phone, and using online tools. These methods are user-friendly, allowing you to quickly convert screenshots to PDF format, saving space, improving quality, protecting content, and facilitating transfer and printing. We hope this article has been helpful!

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