Convert pcl to jpg and set resolution via command line?

Jpg is the most common image format used by digital cameras and other photographic image capture devices; it is the most common format for storing and transmitting photographic images on the World Wide Web. So, the following part of the article is going to show you how to convert pcl to jpg and set resolution using PCL Converter command line.

The first step—Downloading

Follow this link to download PCL Converter command line

After the downloading work is done,  you could find the VeryPDF PCL Converter v2.0 in your computer, like the picture suggests below,

VeryPDF PCL Converter v2.0

The second step—Launching

For inputting command line, you have to launch command prompt window and the way to launch it is easy, do as the follow picture indicates

1) Click “start”>choose “Run”>input “cmd”>press “ok”

way to launch MS-DOS command prompt window

2) Press “ok”, you will find command prompt window popping up

command prompt

The third step—Inputting

Input command line to convert pcl to jpg and set resolution, it goes below

pcltool.exe -xres 320 -yres 240 D:\in.pcl D:\out.jpg


  • D:\in.pcl is to specify a pcl filename or a directory for input,
  • D:\out.jpg is to specify the jpg file name for output,
  • xres 320 -yres 240 is to set X resolution 320 and Y resolution 240 to image file.

    Once the input is done, press “enter” key, you will see,

    detailed operation of command line displayed in  command prompt window

    The fourth step—Checking

    Open the folder to check if pcl  file has been converted to jpg, to show the contrast of the setting resolution, the does a comparison below.

    jpg file

                                                       Picture 1

    jpg file             

                                                          Picture 2

    From the pictures, you find pcl file has been converted to jpg file and the resolution has changed for good-looking purpose. There are plenty of functions about PCL Converter command line, if you are interested, you can try the related converting work by taking above steps as reference.

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