PDF documents overcome the disadvantages of JPG by making it easier to re-purpose digital images.
Converting images from JPG, PNG or BMP formats to PDF offers several advantages over saving them in their native formats. First of all, PDF takes up a lot less room on your hard disk than JPEG. JPEG file size can vary widely depending on the resolution of the image. The scalability of JPEG images also creates issues in printing. The print quality of JPG image depends on the resolution, and the printout may have a different form factor than the on screen image. Last but not least, JPG images do not scale down to small size well. This creates problem if the image contains icons, symbols or text (e.g., labels, slogans and other non-graphical content).
JPEG format, released in 1992, became very popular with Web 2.0 because of its efficient compression, leading to small file size. It is also very popular in digital cameras. But note that the compression used is lossy — which means images cannot be expanded, or scaled up without looking fuzzy. JPEG takes the compromise between quality and file size in favor of file size. However with the expansion in bandwidths, this is no longer an issue.
The idea behind Portable Document Format, or PDF, is to present a document (formatted text and images or graphics combined together) independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. The content looks the same everywhere: same styles, same format and same quality. PDF has become the industry standard as the best format for the display and printing of data. It has a wide range of capabilities, such as non-lossy compression, interactive elements, multiple layers usage, encryption, digital signatures and much more.
Thus when image quality is a top priority, professionals prefer converting JPG files to PDF to get more veracity and integration-capability.
A few years ago converting JPG to PDF was a challenging task. It required high-end professional software to be installed on the desktop. Now converting any image like TIFF, BMP, PNG or JPG to PDF is as easy as opening and saving a Word document. Multiple online conversion services allow generating high-quality PDFs from JPGs with a few mouse clicks. I did a search on Google, and found a hundred online converters on the internet. I chose the converter at JPG2PDF.org for its simplicity and security. This web based service is known to be the fastest and the most secure way to convert any image to PDF in seconds on any device. To convert your JPG file to PDF, go to jpg2pdf.org and simply drag your image file to the blue square. You will get a PDF file in a few seconds, ready for download. Unlike other online converters, JPG2PDF.org works instantly — it doesn’t redirect a user to another website; it has no advertisements that slow you down, no annoying click baits, and no references to other third-party tools . The data privacy is protected — the service deletes the JPG input after the conversion process is complete and stores the PDF for only one hour. And of course, JPG2PDF.org is absolutely free. Its creators showcase this converter as an enterprise-level solution.
As a conclusion, modern technologies and online converters allow us to manage images by converting them to PDF for free. Converting JPG to PDF is not a challenge anymore; it can be easily done on any device (including smartphone). But with a service like JPG2PDF.org it can be done faster and safer.