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Review: Convert JPG images to PDFs with Free JPG to PDF

Convert your JPGs into PDFs with this efficient, easy-to-use freeware.

Free JPG to PDF probably tells you all you need to know about this utility from Free PDF Solutions: It's freeware that converts JPG files into PDFs. It can convert individual files, batches, or whole folders and save the output to the destination folder of your choice. Pretty basic, right? We'd add that Free JPG to PDF is also ultra-fast and easy to use, in part because it places all the controls you need right where you need them. It offers few options beyond paper size and orientation, but that seems to be in keeping with an overall design focused on speed and ease of use. There's no lack of tools that can do what Free JPG to PDF does (and more, too) but that's not the point: For quickly converting JPG images to PDFs you can save or print and then getting back to work, a tool like Free JPG to PDF is often your best choice. Free JPG to PDF runs in a wide range of Windows versions, from NT to 8, including Server.

Free JPG to PDF's blue and green highlighting gives its compact user interface a "business software" look, and an efficient layout reinforces the impression: All the controls and data fields you need to do the job are right there on the interface. We added and selected some JPGs, selected a Destination, and selected our Paper Size and Orientation (Portrait or Landscape). We pressed "Start," and the job finished almost instantly. Our finished PDFs opened normally and looked great.

Yes, more sophisticated tools are available, and maybe you even have one on your PC. But we've often found it quicker and easier to download and run an easy, single-purpose utility like Free JPG to PDF than to open a full-featured PDF program and learn how to do what the freeware does more or less, exclusively. And it's also true that Free JPG to PDF faces competition from similar freeware offering much the same performance and features. Your choice in such matters often comes down to intangibles, and our overall impression of Free JPG to PDF is of businesslike efficiency.

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