How to convert JPG to PDF - FREEWARE?

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    What is wrong with Print to PDF?

    EDIT: fondacio's click is quicker than mine. :)
     
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    A photo finish: save as PDF :)
     
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    Actually there's also "export" in Preview in the File menu with which you can save it in PDF format, which is probably what skinny*k meant with save to PDF.
     
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    If you don't mind my prying, why would you want to make that conversion? The JPEG is already in a lossy format, so any further conversion will likely degrade the image.
     
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    Actually, the images wouldn't really be "converted", the PDF file acts as something more like a wrapper that leaves the original jpg data untouched. Of course, you could then compress the resulting PDF, which would typically involve compressing the images contained in the file.
     
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    That still leaves the question of why convert to PDF at all.
     
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    I haven't done it that often, but when I have done it, it is because I have a collection of pictures and I need to point things out in an order. Thus I throw them into a PDF (using Preview) and then add arrows, text and other callouts that way. Then just distribute the PDF and it stays the way I wanted it to look.

    But that's not all that common. Oddly enough, I had to do it earlier this week.
     
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    You can put multiple PDF pages into a single document, for example. So stack of JPG photos becomes a single document.
    I do this too.
     
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    Good tip. Thanks!
     

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