How to Convert an Image to PDF in Adobe Bridge

Don’t have Adobe Acrobat X Pro and still need to convert an image or images into a PDF?  This tutorial will show you how to convert an image into a PDF and also how to put multiple images into one PDF file.

First, open Adobe Bridge and search for the image you wish to convert to PDF.  This is what your screen should look like (except with your images!)

Adobe Bridge

Next, click on Output at the top of the Adobe Bridge window:

Adobe Bridge Output

Make sure that the PDF button is highlight in the Output menu on the right side of the screen:

Adobe Bridge PDF

For the setting in the Output menu, you are able to choose what type of document the file is (paper, photo, web, custom).  You can choose a size, add a header/footer, choose a background color, have the file name show underneath the image, etc.  You can play around with these settings to customize the what you want to show and how you want to present your image in your PDF.  Here we have chosen to make the image 5×7 and the background black.  We chose not to show the file name or have a header or footer.  Once you have your settings the way you want them, make sure “View PDF after Save” is checked, then click “Save” at the bottom of the menu.

Adobe Bridge PDF

Save your PDF in the folder you wish it to be saved in and Adobe Bridge will generate the image and it will then pop up in Acrobat.  Easy right?!

Now to save more than one image into one PDF file:

Click back to the Essentials tab at the top of the Adobe Bridge Window.  Make sure all of the images you want to have in the PDF file are in the same folder.  Use SHIFT+Click to select the image you want to include in your PDF.

Adobe Bridge Mulitple image PDF

Click on “Output” at the top of the Adobe Acrobat Window and make sure the PDF button is highlighted.  Also, above the images in the middle of the Adobe Acrobat window, make sure tab “Preview” tab is selected so that you can view both images at the same time.  We used the same settings as the first example.  Make sure you set the settings how you want them, check the “View PDF after Save” and click “Save”.

Save in the folder you want as before, and Adobe Bridge will generate the PDF and Acrobat will pop up.  Make sure to scroll down in Acrobat to see both images.  WOW! So easy! Here is what our images look like in Adobe Acrobat: Flags

So that is it, practice with the settings to get the images exactly how you want them.  Designers: you can even add crop marks for those flyers!