How to convert images with Apple Preview

Step-by-step instructions

In macOS, you can use Apple Preview to convert an image to any of the following formats:

  • .JPG - JPEG Image
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .PDF - Portable Document Format
  • .TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
  • .HEIC - High Efficiency Image Format
  • .JP2 - JPEG 2000 Core Image
  • .EXR - OpenEXR Image

To convert an image with Apple Preview:

  1. Open the image in Apple Preview. (For a full list of the image formats Apple Preview supports, click here.)
  2. Select File → Export....
  3. In the Format: field, select your desired export format.
  4. Click Save.

After you click Save, Apple Preview saves a copy of your image in the format you selected.