How to Combine Images into One PDF File on a Mac

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2024 by

If you have a collection of photos or images that you want to combine into one PDF file, you may be wondering how to do it on a Mac. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can follow to easily combine your images into one PDF file. In this article, we will guide you through the process of combining images into one PDF file on a Mac.

Step 1: Open Preview

The first step is to open the Preview application on your Mac. You can do this by clicking on the Preview icon in your dock or by searching for it in Spotlight.

Step 2: Select Your Images

Next, you will need to select the images you want to combine into one PDF file. You can do this by either dragging and dropping the images into the Preview window or by clicking on “File” and then “Open” and selecting the images from your computer.

Step 3: Rearrange the Images

Once your images are open in Preview, you can rearrange them in the order you want them to appear in your PDF file. Simply click and drag the images to the desired position.

Step 4: Select All Images

To select all of the images at once, you can click on the first image and then hold down the “Command” key while clicking on the remaining images.

Step 5: Print to PDF

With all of your images selected, click on “File” and then “Print”. In the bottom left corner of the print window, click on the drop-down menu next to “PDF” and select “Save as PDF”.

Step 6: Save Your PDF File

A new window will appear where you can choose the location and name for your PDF file. Once you have selected the desired options, click on “Save” to create your combined PDF file.

Step 7: Verify Your PDF File

To make sure your images were combined successfully, open the PDF file you just created in Preview. You should see all of your images in the order you selected them.

Tips for Combining Images

  • Make sure all of your images are the same size and orientation for a more professional-looking PDF file.
  • You can also add text or annotations to your PDF file in Preview before saving it.
  • If you want to combine images from different folders, you can use the “Command” key to select multiple images from different locations.


Combining images into one PDF file on a Mac is a simple process that can save you time and effort. By following these steps, you can easily create a professional-looking PDF file with all of your images in one place. Have you tried combining images into a PDF file on your Mac? Let us know in the comments.

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