To print the document of PCL to BMP format image on Linux system, you can use the application PCL to BMP Shell for Linux as your tool because it can convert the printed documents including PCL, PXL, PRN, etc. to various kinds of image formats such as BMP, JPG, PNG, PCX and TIFF.
PCL to BMP Shell for Linux is developed for converting PCL to BMP images via commands operations. This application is free for evaluation, and you can download the trial version free of charge. This application is instantly workable after unzipping it into the hard disk.
The application supplies two kinds of licenses: server license and developer license. If you need to run PCL to BMP Shell for Linux on a server, please use the server license. With a developer license, you can redistribute PCL to BMP Shell for Linux within your developed application. To buy any one of these two licenses, please click here.
For this application is Linux system oriented, you have to open term for inputting commands at first. The commands you need to input are consisted of called program, source file and target file. You can take the following basic one for reference when you write your commands:
./pcl2image –i A.pcl –o B.bmp
This command calls "pcl2image" for converting "A.pcl" to "B.bmp". The following examples will be good explanations for the above sample.
(1) ./pcl2image –i ./TEST/fills.pcl –o ./TEST/fills.bmp (2) ./pcl2image -i ./TEST/fills.pcl -o /TEST/fills.bmp -gw 240 -gh 320 -r 72x96
./pcl2image indicates the path of called program pcl2image which is the executable file in PCL to BMP Shell for Linux.
–i ./TEST/fills.pcl is for specifying the path of source file.
–o ./TEST/fills.bmp is the path of the target file.
Options -gw 240 and -gh 320 are to customize image width and height as 240 and 320 Pixels.
-r 72x96 is to specify the BMP resolution as 72x96 DPI.
The first example is to convert PCL to BMP only with setting no parameters for the target file. The second example is for making the same conversion with several parameters in commands.
Please don't forget the options "-input" and "-output" before the paths of source file and target file.
PCL to BMP Shell for Linux supports these options: