How to Save Photo as Jpeg on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user looking to save your photos as JPEG files? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the simple steps to save your photos as JPEG on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Image in Preview

To begin, locate the photo you want to save as a JPEG file on your Mac. Right-click on the image file and select “Open With” from the dropdown menu. Choose “Preview” from the list of applications.

Step 2: Adjust Image Size and Orientation (Optional)

If needed, you can make adjustments to the image size or orientation before saving it as a JPEG. In Preview, click on “Tools” in the menu bar and select “Adjust Size” or “Rotate Left” / “Rotate Right” to modify the image according to your preferences.

Step 3: Save as JPEG

Once you are satisfied with the image adjustments, it’s time to save it as a JPEG file. Go to the “File” menu at the top left corner of your screen and choose “Export”.

  • Bold text: Within the export options window that appears, select a destination folder for saving your JPEG file.
  • Bold text: Enter a suitable name for your image in the “Save As” field.
  • Bold text: Below the filename field, click on the format dropdown menu and choose “JPEG”.
  • Bold text: Adjust any additional settings if required (e.g., quality, resolution).
  • Bold text: Finally, click on the “Save” button to save your photo as a JPEG file.

Step 4: Confirm JPEG File

After saving the image, navigate to the folder where you saved it. You should now see your photo with the .jpeg extension at the end of the filename.


In just a few simple steps, you have successfully saved your photo as a JPEG file on your Mac. By using Preview, you can easily adjust image size and orientation before exporting it as a JPEG. Remember to choose an appropriate destination folder and give your image a meaningful name.

Now that you know how to save photos as JPEG on Mac, you can easily share and transfer images in this widely compatible format. Enjoy organizing and sharing your favorite moments!

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