How to Combine Images into One PDF File in Windows (2023)

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PDFs were designed to be a universal, easy-to-read document format, and they serve that purpose well. If you have a collection of images–say, documents you scanned into your computer as JPEGs–you can combine them into a PDF document for easy sharing.

Windows 10 now includes an option to print to a PDF file natively in File Explorer. You can simply select a bunch of image files and print them to a PDF file directly within File Explorer. If you’re using Windows 10, start with the first section below.

If you use Windows 7 or 8, the procedure is the same as in Windows 10, but you have to install a third-party tool to be able to accomplish the same task. We discuss this tool in the third section below.

How to Print to a PDF File in Windows 10

To combine a group of images into a PDF file in Windows 10, first you need to make sure your files are listed in File Explorer in the order you want them to appear in the PDF file. You might have to rename them so they get sorted the way you want.

Once you have your images in the right order, select them all and right-click on them. Select “Print” from the popup menu.

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The Print Pictures dialog box displays. Select “Microsoft Print to PDF” from the “Printer” drop-down list. If you don’t see that option in the list, see the next section for information on activating it. Then, continue with the process from here.

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Use the right and left arrow button below the image to scroll through the images that will be added to the PDF file. Click the “Options” link in the lower-right corner of the dialog box to access additional options for the PDF file.

NOTE: The images may look cut off, but don’t worry. We’ll show you how to fix that a bit later in this article.

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On the Print Settings dialog box, you can choose to sharpen the images for printing, if you know the PDF file will be printed. If you also know you will be printing the PDF file on your own printer most of the time, leave the “Only show options that are compatible with my printer” option selected to get the best results.

You can access properties for your printer from here by clicking the “Printer Properties” link.

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On the Microsoft Print to PDF Document Properties dialog box, you can select whether you want to the document to be “Landscape” or “Portrait” from the “Orientation” drop-down list. Click “OK” to accept the change or click “Cancel” if you don’t want to save the change or you didn’t change the orientation.

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NOTE: If you’re using Windows 7, the Printer Properties link opens the doPDF Properties dialog box displays, allowing you to change the page Orientation (as well as other settings). Again, click “OK” to accept your changes or click “Cancel” if you don’t want to save the changes you made or you didn’t make any changes.

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You are returned to the Print Pictures dialog box. If you noticed earlier that the sides of your images seem to be cut off, click the “Fit picture to frame” check box so there is nocheck mark in the box. You should see the entire image now. Enabling or disabling the Fit picture to frame option affects all the images you’re adding to the PDF file.

Click “Print” to create your PDF file.

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The Save Print Output As dialog box displays. Navigate to the location where you want to save the PDF file. The same directory where the images are stored is selected as the default location, but you can change that. Enter a file name for the PDF file in the “File name” edit box and click “Save”.

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You’re done! The PDF file is created in the selected folder and you can open it in the default PDF viewer in Windows, or in any other PDF reader you have installed.

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How to Activate the Microsoft Print to PDF Option in Windows 10

If the Microsoft Print to PDF option is not available in the Printer drop-down list on the Print Pictures dialog box, you can easily add it. To install the Microsoft Print to PDF printer driver, open the Print Pictures dialog box as we discussed in the previous section (if it’s not already open). Then, select “Install Printer” from the “Printer” drop-down list.

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The Add a device dialog box displays and a search for devices begins. You don’t need to wait for the search to finish. Click the “The printer that I want isn’t listed” link near the bottom of the dialog box.

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On the Add Printer dialog box, click the “Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings” option and click “Next”.

NOTE: You can also access this dialog box by opening PC Settings and clicking Devices > Printers & Scanners > Add a printer or scanner. Then, click the “The printer that I want isn’t listed” link that displays on that screen as Windows tries to search for devices. The Printers & Scanners screen also contains a list of all the printers and scanners available on your system and you can set any one device as the default and remove any of the devices.

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Then, make sure the “Use an existing port” option is selected (it’s the default). Select “FILE: (Print to File)” from the drop-down list to the right of that option and click “Next”.

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To select the PDF printer driver, select “Microsoft” in the list on the left and then “Microsoft Print To PDF” in the list on the right. Click “Next”.

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You may already have this printer driver installed, in which case the following screen displays on the Add Printer dialog box asking which version of the driver you want to use. Make sure the “Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended)” option, which is the default, is selected and click “Next”.

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By default, the printer driver is named “Microsoft Print To PDF”. This name displays in the Printer drop-down list on the Print Pictures dialog box and anywhere else in Windows or programs where you would choose a printer. However, you can change the name by entering a new one in the “Printer name” edit box. Click “Next”.

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You should get a message that the printer driver has successfully been added. If you print to PDF files more often than you actually print to your printer, you can set this driver as the default printer. To do so, click the “Set as the default printer” check box so there is a check mark in the box. Click “Finish”.

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You are returned to the Print Pictures dialog box where the Microsoft Print To PDF printer driver has been added to the Printer drop-down list and is automatically selected. Now you can continue with the process in the first section to create a PDF file from the selected images.

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How to Print to a PDF File in Windows 7 and 8

The procedure for creating a PDF file from multiple image files is the same in Windows 7 and 8 as it is in Windows 10 with one exception. When you right click on a group of selected image files and select “Print” from the popup menu to access the Print Pictures dialog box (as discussed in the first section above), you’ll notice the absence of the Microsoft Print To PDF option in the Printer drop-down list.

There are many PDF tools available that will add a PDF printer driver to Windows when you install the program and those drivers will be available in the Printer drop-down list. Here, we’ll show you how to install and use a tool called doPDF that will allow you to create a PDF file from multiple image files (among other useful features).

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Download doPDF and install it. The next time you open the Print Pictures dialog box, “doPDF 8” (that’s the version number as of the time this article was published) is an option in the Printer drop-down list. Select that option.

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Now, you can follow the same steps in the first section above for Windows 10 until you click “Print” to create the PDF file. Once you do that after selecting doPDF 8 from the Printer drop-down list, the doPDF 8 – Save PDF file dialog box displays. A default file name and location is automatically entered in the “File name” edit box. To change that, click “Browse”.

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The Browse dialog box displays. Navigate to the location where you want to save the PDF file. The same directory where the images are stored is selected as the default location, but you can change that. Enter a file name for the PDF file in the “File name” edit box and click “Save”.

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You are returned to the doPDF 8 – Save PDF file dialog box where you can select the quality and size of the PDF file and embed fonts under PDF options. If you want to always use the folder you just selected to save PDF files, click the “Always use this folder” check box so there is a check mark in the box. To open the PDF file in the default PDF reader program on your PC, make sure the “Open PDF in reader” check box is checked. Click “OK” to start creating the PDF file.

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The file is created and added to the folder you specified and it opens in the default PDF reader, if you selected that option.

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PDF printer drivers can also be used to create a PDF file from any document that can be sent to a physical printer. Simply select the PDF driver as the device on the Print dialog box, rather than your standard printer.

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FAQs

How do I combine multiple pictures into one PDF? ›

Simply visit the Acrobat Online website and upload the files you want to merge. Reorder the files however you like and then click Merge files. After that, just download the merged PDF. This will combine all the JPGs-turned-PDFs into a single PDF you can easily share or view.

How do I convert multiple images to PDF in Windows 11? ›

Or you can press and hold Ctrl to select multiple files. Right-click with the mouse and select Show more options. Then select the Print option on the classic context menu. Next, select Microsoft Print to PDF on the Printer drop-down menu.

How do I combine photos in Windows 10? ›

Open the Photo Gallery and locate the folder that contains photos you want to combine. Hold CTRL key to select multiple images and then click on the Photo Gallery's Create tab. Select the Photo Fuse feature and proceed to designate the area of the photo you want to replace.

How do I combine multiple pictures into one? ›

How to use the photo joiner.
  1. Launch Adobe Express. Open the app on web or mobile to merge pictures quickly, easily, and for free.
  2. Explore trending templates. Kickstart your project with a stunning template. ...
  3. Upload your photos. ...
  4. Combine your images. ...
  5. Share your design in seconds.

How can I combine photos into one? ›

The 6 Best Free Online Tools to Combine Two Photos Into One
  1. PineTools. PineTools lets you quickly and easily merge two photos into a single picture. ...
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  5. Make Photo Gallery. ...
  6. Photo Joiner.

How do I merge photos in Windows 11? ›

Click the down arrow below the Paste icon and choose Import from the drop-down menu. Select and insert the first of the images that you want to join together. Drag the image to the position you want on the white background. Then repeat the above steps to add extra pictures.

Does Windows 11 have a PDF converter? ›

Windows 11 has a built-in tool tool that lets you transform your images into portable document format in a flash. Check out the instructions below to become a PNG-to-PDF conversion master.

Is PDF Merge free? ›

PDF.online provides an online PDF merge tool for you to merge PDF files for free. Simply select the file you want to merge, and use the online merge tool to combine multiple PDFs into one PDF file.

Does Windows 10 have a collage maker? ›

Does Windows 10 have a collage maker? To create a collage, download PicCollage on your PC. It lets you design a collage using templates, stickers, captions, etc. For a more professional look, try Photo Collage Maker - change the background, make a text-shaped collage, use captions, add frames, apply filters, and so on.

How do you combine two screenshots on a PC? ›

How to Merge Multiple Screenshots Into One PDF
  1. Arrange the windows on your computer screen as you want them to appear in your first screenshot. ...
  2. Press the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard.
  3. Open a blank document in Microsoft Word.
  4. Click into the document and press "Ctrl" and "V" to paste the screenshot.

Does Windows 10 have Windows Photo Gallery? ›

The Photos app in Windows 10 gathers photos from your PC, phone, and other devices, and puts them in one place where you can more easily find what you're looking for. To get started, in the search box on the taskbar, type photos and then select the Photos app from the results. Or, press Open the Photos app in Windows.

How do I merge PNG to PDF? ›

It's easy — simply go to Adobe Acrobat online services from any web browser and navigate to the convert JPG to PDF page. Click the Select A File button or drag and drop the image file into the drop zone to upload. You can upload a variety of image types to convert to a PDF, including a: PNG.

How do I create a PDF with images? ›

Click the Select a file button above or drag and drop files into the drop zone. Select the image file you want to convert to PDF. After uploading, Acrobat automatically converts the file from image to PDF. Sign in to download or share your converted PDF.

How do I combine PNG files in Windows? ›

How to merge two images into one file
  1. You need to click on File > Open (Ctrl/⌘+O) and pick your first PNG image/logo.
  2. After that, it's File > Import (Ctrl/⌘+I) to paste your second PNG file.

How do I combine multiple files into one file? ›

Go to File > New Document. Choose the option to Combine Files into a Single PDF. Drag the files that you want to combine into a single PDF into the file-list box. You can add a variety of file types, including PDFs, text files, images, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

Is Pic merger free? ›

The best app to merge two photos together is our free iPhone app called PicMerger: Here's the link to the App Store.

How do I put multiple pictures into one PDF on my phone? ›

There are three ways to turn multiple pictures into a single PDF on Android.
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  1. Using Google Drive. Google Drive is the safest option to convert multiple images into a single PDF file on Android as it comes pre-installed on almost all Android phones. ...
  2. Using Microsoft Lens. ...
  3. Using Third-Party App.
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What is the best way to save multiple full size image into a single PDF? ›

Step 3: With images selected, perform a right-click and then click Print option. This will open the Print Pictures dialog. Step 4: Here, select the Printer as Microsoft Print to PDF, select the quality, and then select whether you want to add one image per page or want to include multiple images in one page of PDF.

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