How to convert prn to jpg via command line?

This article is going to demonstrate that how to convert prn to jpg via PCL Converter command line. The PCL Converter command line is a pretty useful tool designed for converting document formats, because it makes directly changing the file extension to your desired one or ones in command prompt window (see Picture command prompt window) available. Its advent, to some extent, greatly releases you from onerous converting job. More importantly, the operation is easy and simple, and the rest part of the article will show you how to convert prn to jpg via PCL Converter command line.

Step1, Downloading&Installing PCL Converter command line

  1. click the link to open http://www.verypdf.com/pcltools/index.html
  2. go to  VeryPDF PCL Converter command line
  3. press “Download” and save file

During the installing process, you are bound to see below window box.

installing interface of PCL Converter command line

There are two ways to experience PCL Converter command line: one is to press “try”, the other one to press “Buy now”. The former one means you are entitled 50times free of charge to experience this wonderful software. The latter one means you purchase it for permanent use.

Step2, Launching the MS-DOS command prompt window

You are bound to launch MS-DOS command prompt window. Because the command line is bound to be operated under the MS-DOS environment. The procedure is easy, and the following pictures will guide you.

Press  “start”>choose “Run”>input “cmd”>press “ok”

way to launch MS-DOS command prompt window

When the following appears, you will have the MS-DOS command prompt window.

command prompt

Step3, Inputting command line

Input the command line to convert prn to jpg, it goes below

pcltool.exe C:\in.prn C:\out.jpg

where

  • C:\in.prn is to specify a pcl filename or a directory for input,
  • C:\out.jpg is to specify the jpg file name for output.

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

detailed operation on command line displayed in command prompt

                    Picture command prompt window

When you see “result=ok”, it means the program has gone through.  

Step4, Checking file

Open the output file to check if prn has been converted to jpg file, screenshots again.

jpg file

So far, you have successfully converted prn to jpg so as to you can read your prn file in jpg document format. If you have any further questions, please leave them below, the VeryPDF.com values them very much.

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