EML to JPG: How To Bulk Convert .EML Into .JPG Files

People need to do all kinds of different things with email. In this article, we are continuing our series on converting .EML email files into different formats.  Today’s target format is the venerable .JPG or .JPEG file, which has existed in one form or another since 1987.

JPG is the most widely used format on the internet for encoding pictures. JPG image files are widely accessible and may be displayed on virtually any computer, tablet or smart phone. Because they are so accessible, JPG format is handy for a variety of reasons, including archiving image files for long term storage.

Eml Viewer Pro (also known as Pst Viewer Pro) is a multi-format email viewing tool that has strong export abilities.  One of the little known features of EML Viewer Pro is its ability to bulk convert email (both .msg and .eml files) into JPG files.

The image file below shows the entire process. Download a free 15 day trial of Eml Viewer Pro for your Windows computer and follow along.

Animated image shows user selecting JPG export profile in  EmlViewer Pro software s
Converting .eml files to .jpg format

The first step is to use the file explorer on the left side of the Eml Viewer Pro window to navigate to the location where your files are stored.  They will be read into Eml Viewer Pro and displayed in an organized mail list.  Your list may contain one, hundreds, or even thousands of .eml files.

Select the email(s) from the list that you want to export to JPG format.  To select all of the emails in your list, type Ctrol-A on your key board.  To select only one, just click on it.  You can select a range of emails by holding down the shift key.

The next step is to locate the drop down list on the Eml Viewer Pro main menu.  Choose the JPG export profile.  This simply indicates to Eml Viewer Pro that the target format for it’s next export operation will be JPG.

Lastly, click the Export button.  You may be asked to select the folder where Eml Viewer Pro will save the JPG files.  Select a folder and continue.  The export operation will continue until the .eml files you selected have been converted into .jpg format.

This is an image of an image that has been converted into a .jpg file by Eml Viewer Pro.
An email converted into .jpg format

 The image shown above is an actual html email file that has been converted into a jpg image. The border was not part of the original email, which was actually very long and so we cropped it so that it would fit in this article.  The actual dimensions of the resulting jpg image will depend upon the length of the message within the email file.

EML Viewer Pro will append the header information to the top of the jpg file, including From, Sender, To, and Subject line. The email message will follow. The message will be rendered as a html or rich text document first, or a text file.

Currently, file attachments are not converted to jpg format, and are ignored during the processing. If you need to convert emails into a format that supports converting file attachments, we recommend this article about how to use Eml Viewer Pro to convert your .eml files into pdf. 

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Eml Reader: Using Eml Viewer Pro .eml File Viewer

Files with the .eml extension are individual email files created by a Windows email client such as Mozilla Thunderbird or Outlook Express. .Eml files are formatted according to a published standard known as RFC-822.  Opening these files is as easy as  installing email client software; this will allow you to open them individually by clicking on the files.

If you have thousands of .eml files, and you want to search them, or convert them to a different format (.pdf, .mbox, etc), then a more powerful and specialized software application like EML Viewer Pro (also known as PstViewer Pro) can be a big help to your project.

Image shows the main page of Eml Viewer Pro software, with emails in a list.
Eml Viewer Pro opens .eml files

Eml Viewer Capabilities

Eml Viewer Pro provides quick view or full screen viewing capabilities.  Paging through the emails in the mail list will preview the message.  You will be able to view the .eml files in their full html or text formatting.  Hosted graphics are downloaded and displayed in the message.  Double clicking on an email in the list will open it in full screen view for easy reading. You can have multiple emails open in full screen view.

Email Search

Eml Viewer Pro can search all of the messages in your list. You may have dozens or thousands of .eml files, and Eml Viewer Pro will search across them all for your criteria.

Image shows the advanced search screen in Eml Viewer Pro software.
Searching .eml files

You can set a date range for the search, or search across common email fields such as To, From, CC, or find specific words or phrases in the text of the email.

The results are displayed in the mail list, so that you can export them or otherwise manage them according your project requirements.

Exporting .EML Files

Dozens of export profiles are included in Eml Viewer Pro. These profiles are instruction sets that help you accomplish specific tasks, such as exporting your selected .eml fiels into pdf format.  Many different formats are included, such as HTML, MHT, Text, MBOX, PNG, TIF, GIF, PDF, etc.

To export messages, first select the .eml files you want to convert from EML Viewer Pro’s mail list.  Next, choose the export profile from the drop down list (see below).  To convert to PNG image format, for example, select PNG from the drop down list.

Start the export process by clicking the “Start button” (see the pointer in the image below).

Image shows Eml Viewer Pro export profile menu, with PNG export profile selected.
Eml Viewer Pro export profile drop down list

.EML to PDF Conversion

 PDF is a highly popular format for preserving email messages.  Because of this, the software developers have given  Eml Viewer Pro special functionality for eml to pdf export.

Eml Viewer Pro can select export .eml files into the PDF/A email archival standard, which embeds the html fonts directly into the PDF file for accurate rendering, preserving the original look of the email.

.Eml files can be converted into separate pdf files, or you can export multiple .eml files into a single large pdf file.

File attachments are always an important consideration when exporting email to pdf.  Eml Viewer Pro has the ability to extract file attachments and save them to a folder on your hard drive, or you can embed the file attachments within the PDF file so they can be extracted later.  You can also tell Eml Viewer Pro to attempt to convert the attachment into an image so it is visible inside of the PDF. If the attachment is not convertible, then it will be converted.

Download an Eml Reader Free Trial

You can try Eml Viewer Pro free for 15 days. Download a free trial, and see how Eml Viewer Pro can help you manage your .eml email content.