How to Convert JPG to Word on Windows/Mac (2021)


JPG to Word refers to converting a picture into an editable Word document. That is to say, when the picture is converted into Word document, the layout and format will not be changed, but you can freely delete the illustration in the picture and modify its contents. The source file is no longer in JPG format, but in Word .doc format.

But now we can complete our vision in multiple ways. We can use OCR to transform and integrate the technology into other programs through file conversion to achieve the goal of rapid and easy manipulation. Fortunately, we found some tools and hope they can help you a lot.

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Method 1 - Convert JPG to PDF Online with EasePDF

EasePDF Online JPG to PDF Converter may help you. If you can't find the most suitable feature at once, just take it easy. You can first go EasePDF, which is the most powerful online PDF Converter to convert the JPG file into a PDF file, and then convert the PDF file into a Word file. This seems a bit complicated, but it is actually the easiest way.

Step 1. Go and visit EasePDF, first enter JPG to PDF.

Step 2. Now upload your JPG images. To upload your JPG images, click Add File(s), or drag and drop all your JPG images into the table. Moreover, you can upload your JPG images from Google Drive or Dropbox and by pasting the Url link. You can upload more than one JPG image at a time.


Step 3. After that, the tool will start to convert automatically. When it's complete, click download to save your PDF file.

Step 4. Now click PDF Converter > PDF to Word in the toolbar above. Upload the PDF file that you just downloaded. Then this powerful converter will change your PDF file into Word document and complete in seconds.

EasePDF PDF Converter PDF to Word


"PDF files are not easy to be edited and it can also guarantee the output quality. It's a good idea to maximize the output quality of the JPG image by converting it to a PDF file than directly convert it to a Word document."

Method 2 - Convert JPG to Word with Zamzar

If you are looking for a faster way to convert JPG, then you can consider using Zamzar, an online and free file conversion tool. It can directly convert JPG into Word online without installing any plug-ins. Not only can you easily convert JPG to Word document, but also support the rare image formats, such as 3fr, raf, tga, etc. You only need a few clicks to get the file format that you want.

Step 1. Launch Zamzar JPG to DOC Online file converter. Here is a tip that is on the page for you to learn more about this converter, so you can read it before converting.

Step 2. Now start to upload your JPG images. Click on Add Files to select images, or to drag and drop them into the page. You can also paste the Urk link of your file to upload it.

Zamzar JPG to DOC

Step 3. Select the formats that you want to convert to. If you don't make a selection, the converter defaults to the DOC format. Finally click on Convert Now.

Method 3 - Using PDFelement Pro to save JPG as Word

The advantage of PDFelement Pro is that it can convert JPG to Word through its efficient OCR technology. With PDFelement, you have two ways to convert JPG images to a Word document. The first option is to convert in the order of JPG-PDF-WORD as described in Method 1, and the second option is to convert through OCR technology. Here, we recommend that you have a try on PDFelement OCR.

Step 1. First of all, you should download and install PDFelement Pro. Run it, and start to upload your JPG images.

Step 2. Click on Create PDF to load your selected JPG image. Then go to the menu bar, click Convert OCR to run OCR and then select the language of your image content.

PDFelement OCR PDF

Step 3. Click Convert > To Word to convert the content of your JPG image to word. Now you will receive a pop-out window, click Settings > Only scanned PDF to start the conversion.

Step 4. Finally, save your Word document, rename it and select a location.


"1. Though PDFelement is a paid program, you can go to their website to apply for a free trial to experience its services whether it is worth purchasing.

2. OCR technology isn't so perfect as you think, so if you use PDFelement to convert JPG to Word, you may need to make some adjustments to your Word document."

Method 4 - Using Photos to quickly get a Word Document in Windows

The Photos app in Windows 10 is an app to collect photos from your PC, mobile phone, and other devices, and then places them together in one place where you can easily find what you're looking for. It is a software for browsing pictures configured on Windows 10. You can also quickly convert JPG into Word files without installing other software.

Step 1. Open the JPEG image that you want to convert to a Word document. Right-click your JPG image and select to open it via Photos.

Step 2. Click the Print icon on the top right corner. Then you will see a new window popped out. Don't worry, as you are not going to print the image. This is a way to change the format.

Open with Photos

Step 3. Select Microsoft Print to PDF from the Printer, and then click Print.

Photos Print

Step 4. Now select a location for your file and rename your file. Then remember to select PDF Document (*.pdf) in Save as type, which is under File name. Then click Save.

Step 5. Go to the location of your PDF file. Right-click your file and select Open with Microsoft Word. Then your file will be open by Microsoft Word.

Step 6. Click OK if you see a prompt. Now Word will start to convert your PDF file into a Word document and display it. This process may cost you minutes.

Step 7. View and have a check of your converted Word document. If nothing's wrong, click File > Save.

Method 5 - Using Preview to Convert JPG/JPEG to Word in Mac

Preview is software that Mac specifically installs in advance to help users simply edit files. Do you know that it can also convert your JPG images into a Word document? Let's have a look at how to do it step by step.

Step 1. Select your JPG/JPEG file, click on it to make a selection. Then click File > Open with Preview.

Step 2. Now in Preview, click File > Export as PDF. Name your PDF file and select a location for it.

Preview Export as PDF

Step 3. Select your new PDF file, and go to File > Open with Microsoft Word. Or you can open Word at first, and then load your PDF file.

Mac Open with

Step 4. Finally, click OK if you see a prompt. Then Microsoft Word will start to load your PDF file as a Word document.

Step 5. When it's finished, have a check of your Word document and save it.

FAQs - Further Learning

How can I convert JPG to word without any software?

You can convert JPG to Word file through the built-in tools which are installed in our computer. For the specific steps, please refer to Method 4 and Method 5 above.

How can I convert JPG to text for free?

Extracting the text in the picture requires OCR technology, you can go to the tutorial How to Convert Image to Text by OCR Software, which will provide some OCR software to convert JPG to Text.


We provide five ways to convert JPG images into Word documents. There are two online converters - EasePDF and Zamzar, three offline tools - PDFelement, Mac Preview and Window Photos, which can help convert image to Word easily. You can pick any of them to finish the conversion

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