Creating single PDF by combining multiple image, pdf, png, jpg, jpeg files & documents using Preview on Mac OS X

Preview Macintosh OS X Application Image Editing Batch Processing

Here is simple solution to create single PDF by combining multiple files from various files types.


Assumption: I Assume you have 10 png files that you want to combine in to single PDF file.

Note: It really doesn’t matter if those 10 files have different height & width dimensions.

Here is how to do this:

Step 01: Locate & Open Preview in Applications folder on your Macintosh

Step 02: Select Preview now go to File > Open

Step 03: Select & Open all desired files in Preview

Step 04: Go to View > Select Thumbnails. Now you should be able to see thumbnail of all opened files in left sidebar of your preview.

Step 05: Select all thumbnails in left sidebar by clicking on first thumbnail & then pressing Command + A, Now Go to File > Export Selected Images to batch process to convert file type of all png files to PDF > Now click on Options > Under Format choose PDF > Click ‘Choose’ to choose destination of for saving files

Step 06: Now open that first newly created PDF file in Preview & Now go to Edit > Insert > Page From File… > Now locate & select those remaining files & insert it in current PDF file

Step 07: Now click on Save to save your PDF with changes you have done & page you have inserted.

You are done with creating single PDF by combining multiple files & documents using Preview on Mac OS X.

Hope it helps,

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

Mandar Apte

This website contains a design articles blog by Mandar Apte. He writes and shares his iOS development, graphic, web, & animation film design experience through articles. Mandar is Mumbai based multi-disciplinary designer with expertise in UI, UX, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design. He is an alumnus of Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai. He currently runs his studio in the heart of the city of Mumbai.

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