How to Convert PNG to PDF

Freely convert PNG to PDF in Windows, Mac, and your web browser

What to Know

  • Windows: Right-click on the PNG file and select Print > Microsoft Print to PDF > Print > name the file > Save.
  • Mac: Open the image in the Preview app. Select File > Export as PDF > input a file name > Save.
  • Image editors and online file converters can convert, save, or export PNG files as PDF in a few clicks.

This article outlines how to convert PNG to PDF using tools readily available on Windows and Mac. It also looks at how you can do it in Photoshop or take advantage of online tools from anywhere. 

How to Convert PNG to PDF on a Windows Computer

Windows has a default virtual printer called Microsoft Print to PDF that makes it easy to convert PNG to PDF in a few clicks. The steps below work with any image file and any program that has a Print function. Alternatively, you can use it from the Print command in the context menu.

  1. Select the PNG file and right-click to choose Print from the context menu. 

    Print command in the Context Menu in Windows
  2. Select Microsoft Print to PDF as the printer and click Print.

    Microsoft Print to PDF Dialog
  3. Another dialog box will appear where you can enter the File name and select the file location. Once done, click Save.

  4. You can use Microsoft Print to PDF to even combine multiple PNG images into a single PDF. Pick a layout from the options on the right before you select Print

  5. Save the PDF to any location of your choice.


If you don’t see the Print option in the context menu, use any program which has a Print function. Select Microsoft Print to PDF in the list of printers.

How to Convert PNG to PDF on a Mac Computer

It’s easy to change PNG to PDF on a Mac computer too. Like Windows, macOS has an in-built feature in the Preview app to handle all PNG to PDF conversions. 

  1. Open the image you’d like to convert with the Preview app.

  2. Select File > Export as PDF.

    Export as PDF in macOS
  3. Type a file name or use the default and Save the file to a location of your choice.

How to Convert a PNG to PDF in Adobe Photoshop CC

The Photoshop PDF format can save Photoshop data, such as layers, alpha channels, notes, and spot color. You can open this PDF file in Photoshop and continue your edits.

Versions of Photoshop before CS2 will open this as a generic PDF file, and editing data won’t be preserved. 

  1. Open the PNG file in Photoshop. 

  2. Choose File > Save As. Opt to save the file in your Creative Cloud account or the desktop. If you choose the desktop, the standard Save As dialog box will open. Select Photoshop PDF from the Save as type dropdown menu. Select Save

    Photoshop Save As Dialog Box in Windows
  3. In the Save Adobe PDF dialog box, select an Adobe PDF preset. Printing presets help Photoshop decide how the final document will be used. Desktop printers, commercial printers, or email, etc. are some common printing presets. 

  4. Select Save PDF. Photoshop creates the PDF document file and saves it in a location of your choice.


    The Save Adobe PDF dialog has a few more optional settings. These are beyond the scope of this basic guide. Besides Adobe Photoshop, other image editors should also have similar PNG to PDF conversion features as part of their Save dialogs or Export options. 

    The Adobe PDF Presets and Save as PDF in the Save Adobe PDF dialog box.

Using Free PNG to PDF Converters Online

Free online PNG to PDF conversion tools are all around you if you don’t want to use the above options. Most of them work in the same way. You can upload a single image or a batch of PNG images and then select the conversion button. Some of them also allow you to drag and drop the images, which speeds up your work. Adobe has a fast online PDF conversion tool you can use, but it may require a subscription or free trial if you use it more than one time.

Adobe's online convert to PDF tool

Some of the other top web apps that convert PNG to PDF are:


Pick an online converter that gives you some measure of control, has no limitations on the PNG image's upload size, and generates PDF of the highest quality. 

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