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PCL to TIFF Converter Shell

for Linux

  • Customize width and height of created TIFF.
  • Set resolution and color depth of TIFF.
  • Convert PCL files to faxable TIFF images.
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This guide page is given for showing you how to use the application PCL to TIFF Converter Shell for Linux. There are three sections in this page in total:

1. Download and install 2. How to use 3. Command line options and examples

Download and install

For downloading the application PCL to TIFF Converter Shell for Linux, please click here . There is no need to install the application on your computer at all. Just by uncompressing the downloaded ZIP file, you can run the application at once.

How to use

As PCL to TIFF Converter Shell for Linux is a Linux system oriented application, you need to open the term before making converter for inputting the commands into it.

In the commands to be inputted into the term, there are three necessary parts: called program which is the executable file pcl2tiff in uncompressed package, source file and target file. If you want to realize some functions, you need to add some extra commands. Please see the commands usage shown below:

./pcl2tiff -i <input file> -o <output file> [option]

There is a specific example to explain the usage:

./pcl2tiff –i ./PCL/owl.pcl –o ./TEST/owl.tiff –r 456x123 –gw 800 –gh 500 –b 1
./pcl2tiff is to call the called program file pcl2tiff.
–i ./PCL/owl.pcl stands for the path of source file.
–o ./TEST/owl.tiff specifies the path of target file.
–r 456x123 is to set TIFF resolution as 456x123 DPI.
–gw 800 is for setting TIFF width as 800 Pixel.
–gh 500 is to customize TIFF height as 500 Pixel.
–b 1 is to set TIFF color depth as 1-bit. 

Then please hit "Enter" button on your keyboard to run the conversion from PCL to TIFF.

Command line options and examples

-i <string>: Specify input file, mandatory
-o <string>: Specify output file name, mandatory
-gw <integer>: Set width in pixel, optional
-gh <integer>: Set height in pixel, optional
-r <h>x<v>: Set resolution in DPI, optional
-b <integer>: Set color depth with number 1, 8 or 24, optional
   -c <integer>: Set compression method for TIFF, optional
       -c 0: Create TIFF file without compression
       -c 1: Compress TIFF using packbits arithmetic
       -c 2: Compress TIFF using Lempel-Ziv-Welch-1
       -c 3: Compress TIFF using Lempel-Ziv-Welch-2
       -c 4: Compress TIFF using CCITT Group 3 (1 D)
       -c 5: Compress TIFF using CCITT Group 3 (2 D)
       -c 6: Compress TIFF using CCITT Group 4
       -c 7: Compress TIFF using ZIP
  -faxtif <integer>: Convert normal TIFF to fax TIFF, optional
       -faxtif 0: YResolution = 98.
       -faxtif 1: YResolution = 196.
  -$ <string>: Register this application

1. "-c 3" is invalid when "-b 1" is used.
2. "-c 4", "5" or "6" is invalid when "-b 8" is used.
3. only "-c 0", "1" or "-c 7" can be used when "-b 24" is used.
4. "-b 1" is invalid for JPEG output.


./pcl2tiff -i a.pcl -o b.tif
./pcl2tiff -i a.pcl -o b.tif  -gw 300
./pcl2tiff -i a.pcl -o b.tif  -r 300x400 -c 2 -b 8
./pcl2tiff -i a.pcl -o b.tif  -gw 240 -gh 320  -r 72x96
./pcl2tiff -i a.pcl -o b.tif  -r 300x400 -c 1 -faxtif 0

The above words are guides of usage of PCL Converter. If you have any question about this application, please contact us.

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