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How to Save Print Screen to PDF? (4 Methods)

Do you have a bunch of screenshots you want to share for collaboration? What could be a better way than a secure file format like PDF? By compiling all of the screenshots in one complete document, you can share them with ease while making sure the content remains untampered.

So, how can you possibly do it? Lucky for you, there are various ways! If you don't know how to save a print screen as a PDF, this article will offer 4 easy ways. We will also provide a step-by-step guide for all of these methods so you can save your print screen to PDF without any trouble.

Let's get started!

Part 1. How to Save a Print Screen As a PDF on Windows and Mac With UPDF?

When it comes to taking screenshots and saving them as PDFs, there is no better way than UPDF. Why? Well, UPDF is full of versatile tools to effectively manage all aspects of your documents. Saving your screenshots as PDFs is a given. But, you can also take screenshots directly with UPDF if you are using a Mac computer!

The best part? UPDF lets you edit all the elements of the screenshots including text, and images. If you want to hide any sensitive information in your snaps, you can use UPDF's redact tool to mask it. Plus, UPDF offers a snazzy annotation tool that lets you add comments, shapes, stickers, and highlights to upscale your collaboration.

Despite its versatile features, it is super easy to use. And we will show you how with a step-by-step guide. So, click the below button to download UPDF on your device if you want to know how to convert print screen to PDF effortlessly.

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Way 1. How to Save Print Screen as PDF on Windows 10/11?

Alright folks! Let's start with how to save the print screens as a PDF on Windows 10/11. If you don't know how to capture your screen on Windows 10 or 11, we will guide you on that as well. So, let's get started with the stepwise guide.

Step 1. Take Screenshots with Shortkeys

Open the page you want to screenshot. Press "Windows + Print Screen" to capture the full-screen view. Or, hold "Windows + Shift + S" to snip a specific part of your screen. Then drag the cursor over the area of your screen you want to capture.

print screen to pdf Press Windows + Print Screen to take a screenshot.

Step 2. Save and Access Your Screenshots

Once the snipping tool captures your screen, open the captured snap. Then click on "Save as" located near the top right corner. Select the destination folder and click "Save." To access the screenshots of the full-screen view, go to "This PC > Pictures > Screenshot."

print screen to pdf Click Save as to save your snap.

Step 3. Open the Screenshots with UPDF

Once your screenshots are saved, launch UPDF on your PC. Click on the "File" tab. Then, click on "Create" and select "PDF from Image" from the dropdown list. Now, select the screenshots to import and click "Open."

print screen to pdf  Go to File > Create > PDF from Image.

Step 4. Save Print Screen as PDF

With your screenshots imported into UPDF, you can make any changes you want. You may click on "Comment" from the left side panel to add comments, stickers, or shapes. Once done, click "File" and choose "Save" to save the print screen as a PDF.

print screen to pdf  Save your PDF file.

And that's how to save the print screens as a PDF on Windows 10/11 with UPDF. It was effortless, right? Now let's move forward and explore how to do it on Mac.

Way 2. How to Save Print Screen as PDF on Mac?

Mac users can enjoy the benefit of taking screenshots and saving them as PDFs directly with UPDF. This can save you all the time spent on capturing multiple snaps before being able to convert them to PDF. But for your convenience, we'll show you how to do both.

Let's first start with how to capture screenshots with UPDF.

Method 1. Screenshot and Save with UPDF

This method is especially useful if you want to take snaps from a PDF document. It lets you view your PDF, take screenshots and automatically convert it to a PDF all under one platform. Here's how to use this method in simple steps.

Step 1

Open UPDF on your Mac. Then, click on "Open File" to import your desired PDF document.

Step 2

Once your document is imported, click the "File" tab from the top left corner. Select "Create" and choose "PDF from Selection Capture." You can also capture the entire screen and the window.

print screen to pdf  Go to File > Create > PDF from Selection Capture.

Step 3

Now, you can capture the specific content from your screen. Simply, click and drag the cursor over the desired part of the document to capture a screenshot.

print screen to pdf  capture your screen with UPDF.

Step 4

UPDF will automatically open the screenshot in a new tab as a PDF file. Go to the tab and select the "File" tab. Then click on "Save as" to save the PPDF on your device

print screen to pdf  Save your PDF file.

That was easy, right? UPDF makes it a breeze to directly capture screenshots and convert them to a PDF file. Now, let's move forward to the next method to save the print screen as a PDF on Mac.

Method 2. Screenshot with Mac and Save with UPDF

Our second method involves taking screenshots directly with Mac's default screen capture tool. You can use this method to take several screenshots and then convert them all into one complete PDF document. Here's the step-by-step guide to do this.

Step 1

Open the page you want to screenshot. Press "Shift, Command, and 3" to capture the full-screen view. Or, press "Shift, Command, and 4" to capture a specific part of your screen. Then drag the crosshair over the area you want to capture.

print screen to pdf Shortkeys to press for a full-view screenshot.

Step 2

Once your screenshots are saved, open UPDF on your Mac. Click on the "File" tab and hover over the "Create" option. Then select "PDF from Image"

print screen to pdf Select PDF from Image.

Step 3

Select the screenshots you want to upload. UPDF will ask you if you want to merge them into a single document. Click "Yes" if you want to merge all files.

print screen to pdf Click on Yes to combine all images into one PDF file.

Step 4

You can edit and annotate all the screenshots once they are imported into UPDF. Then, go to the "File" tab and choose "Save" to save the print screens as a PDF on your device.

That's all about how to save print screens as a PDF on Mac in simple steps. But that's just a glimpse of UPDF's advanced capabilities! It has a lot of other nifty tricks under its belt. Let's find out what these are!

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Part 2. How to Save a Print Screen as a PDF on iPhone/iPad With UPDF?

Now, let's talk about how to turn the print screen into a PDF on iOS devices. We recommend using the UPDF iOS app for this purpose. It works fast and requires no intricate steps. Just click the below button to download UPDF on your iOS device. Then use our step-by-step guide to explore the iPad's print screen to PDF feature with UPDF.

Step 1

Open UPDF on your iPhone or iPad. Then tap on the "+" symbol found in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Select the screenshots you want to import from the Photos gallery.

print screen to pdf Tap on "+" to upload files.

Step 2

After your file is uploaded, find the three horizontal dots (...) below the image. Tap on them to open up several options for managing the image.

print screen to pdf Tap the three horizontal dots.

Step 3

Find the "Convert to PDF" option near the bottom of your screen. Tap on it to convert the print screen to PDF.

print screen to pdf Select Convert to PDF.

And that's how the iPhone print screen to PDF function works in three simple steps. Now, let's move forward and find out how to convert screenshots to PDF on Android.

Part 3. How to Turn Print Screen into PDF on Android via iLovePDF?

iLovePDF is a great app for managing your documents productively. It offers a rich variety of tools for a smarter PDF workflow. From creating documents to editing, converting, annotating and filling PDFs, you can find all the PDF solutions you need. But here is the catch! The app only allows you to carry out 4 free tasks in one day which can be quite limiting.

Keeping that in mind, let's find out how to use it to convert print screens to PDF.

Step 1

Install the iLovePDF app on your Android device and open it. On the main page, tap on "Tools" and select "Image to PDF."

print screen to pdf Tap on Image to PDF.

Step 2

Select the screenshots to convert to PDF from your phone's internal storage. Then tap on "Next" to proceed.

Step 3

Now, you can configure the settings for the PDF page such as the orientation and page size. Once you are done, tap on the "Image to PDF" button to start the process.

print screen to pdf Tap on the Image to PDF button.

That's all about using iLovePDF on Android to print screens to PDF. But if you are looking for an online solution, you try our next method.

Part 4. How to Save a Print Screen as a PDF Online Via SmallPDF?

While you can use Chrome to print screens to PDF online, SmallPDF is the hub of all the tools you need to effectively manage your documents. The platform covers a versatile range of PDF solutions including merging, eSigning, editing, and converting to and from PDFs.

You can use this platform to convert screenshots to PDFs online. But make sure you have a stable internet connection to process your files faster. Let's explore how to use SmallPDF to save screenshots as a PDF file.

Step 1

Go to SmallPDF's official website and scroll down to find the "JPG to PDF" tool. Click on it to access the interface for this tool.

Step 2

Click on "Choose Files" to upload your screenshots to the platform. You can select multiple files to import at once.

print screen to pdf Click on Choose Files.

Step 3

Click on the "Convert" button on the top right side of the screen once your files are uploaded. This will initiate the process of image-to-PDF conversion.

print screen to pdf Click on Convert.

Step 4

Click on the blue "Download" near the top right side after your files are converted. This will save the print screens as a PDF on your device.

print screen to pdf Click Download to save your file.

So there you have it! All four ways to save the print screens as a PDF! We hope you found the method that worked for you the best!

Final Words

PDFs are the most reliable way to compile screenshots and share them across any platform. We hope you're now smarter about how to print screens to PDF with our full guide. We have provided four simple yet effective ways to convert your screenshots to a PDF on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

While all the methods offer great solutions, UPDF stands tall with its AI-powered productive PDF tools. With UPDF, you can not only create PDFs from images but also edit, annotate, convert and chat with a powerful AI assistant. So, why wait? Click the below button to download UPDF and explore all the possibilities for productive document management!

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