How to Convert your Party Invitations For Email

Have you purchased a printable party invitation from The Digi Dame Party Shoppe and you want to email it? Or perhaps share it on social media?

Sadly, there is no direct way to do this, as editable PDF files cannot be emailed out. Via email, the fonts tend to work incorrectly and appear different, depending on which program the viewer uses to open the email.

In the same way, editable PDF files cannot be used with mobile devices or social media. This is because files in Adobe Reader cannot be saved as JPEG files, which is the format required to email or upload an invitation to social media.

But, here at The Digi Dame Party Shoppe we've got you covered.

Firstly, if you opt to purchase personalisation with your invitation, it will be sent to you in JPEG format, which can easily be emailed out and/or posted to social media.

If you do not wish to purchase personalisation, then read on.

It is not a simple process, but below we list step-by-step instructions on how you can send out your invitations to family and friends via email, and also post on social media.

There are four steps to cover. So let's go!

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Step 1: Edit your Invitation

Firstly, your invitation file needs to be personalized with your own information. So, if you have not already done so, open your PDF invitation file using the latest version of Adobe Reader and make your edits.

You can find instructions on how to edit your invitation here.

To save the PDF file as a JPEG, you will need to ensure that the blue highlighted fields are turned OFF. To do this, find Preferences (under Adobe Reader for MAC and under Edit for Windows).

Click on Forms > Highlight Color and untick the box that reads Show border hover color for fields.

Then, save your edited invitation as a PDF.


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Step 2: Take a Screenshot of your Invitation


To send out your invitation via email or share to social media, you must first take a screenshot of it. This will save your file as a JPEG in Windows, or a PNG format in a MAC. These file formats are image files that can be sent via email or uploaded to social media.


To save your screenshot, you will need to use the default graphics editing software on your computer. This is usually Paint in Windows, and Preview in MAC.



Look for the Print Screen key on your keyboard, which might be labelled PrtScn

  • To capture the entire screen, press the PrtScn button. This screenshot will be placed in your clipboard. Alternatively, to capture just the active or foremost window, press Alt+PrtScn.
  • Next, open an image editing program like Microsoft Paint.
  • Go to the Edit menu then select Paste OR for a faster method, hit Ctrl+V to paste the image into the program.
  • Go to the File menu then choose Save As and save the image to a folder so you can later attach it to your email.



  1. Click the desktop in the onscreen controls. Your pointer changes to a camera icon.
  2. Click any screen to capture that screen, click a window to capture that window, or click Capture in the onscreen controls. To exclude the window's shadow from the screenshot, press and hold the Option (⌥) key while you click.
  3. To capture a selected area, click the selection box icon in the onscreen controls.
  4. Drag to select an area of the screen to capture. To move the entire selection, drag from within the selection.
  5. Click Capture in the onscreen controls.

Then open and save your file as a JPEG in Preview.



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Step 3: Crop your Screenshot

Okay, so now you should have a JPEG or PNG image of your invitation. But if it contains an image of the full computer screen, and not just the invitation itself, you will want to remove all the excess, right?


You can use the default photo editing software on your computer (which is most likely Paint or Preview as mentioned above), to crop your image.


Using the crop function in your software, remove any unwanted areas by cropping the image to show just the invitation.



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Step 4: Share your Invitation

Now that you are left with a beautiful image of your invitation, it can be sent out for you to spread the word! You can now send your file via email from your computer, or upload the file to your social media networks.

But you can also send and upload the image via your mobile phone, even via SMS.
To do this, you need to transfer the image from your desktop to your mobile.

To get the invitation to your phone, you can sync your phone/computer, email it, or Dropbox it to yourself. Doing this will provide you with much more flexibility on spreading the word about your event!

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Please Note: Files saved via screenshot are not suitable for printing. A computer screenshot is very low resolution, and is suitable only for web viewing.

We hope these instructions have been helpful to you.

If you require any further assistance with any of our products, please Contact Us
and we will do all we can to help.

You can find more tutorials on using our party printables by searching our blog.

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