Converting files and images on the web

To show an image on a website, it’ll need to be in the correct file format.

Safe for web: JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, SVG, WEBP

Not for web: TIFF, RAW, HEIC, HEVC

Each of these has their own strengths and weaknesses. PNGs and GIFs are good for graphics and can include transparency. JPGs and JPEGs (which are practically the same) are the most common and suit anything taken by a camera.

There are a number of services online you can use, or if you want to use (and have access to) Adobe products you’ll have more control.

Convert a PDF to JPG

All these services work the same way but is the one I’ll suggest right now as it seems to be fast and has a decent UI.

  1. Go to the website
  2. Upload your PDF (not sure how multi-page PDFs function…)
  3. Download the zip and extract the contained JPG
  4. Most websites don’t need a website larger than 2400px in width so you might want to resize (not crop) the JPG. Perhaps using Pixlr or your preferred Photoshop equivalent.