Convert pcl to jpg and rotate page via command line?

In computing, jpeg is a commonly used method of lossy compression for digital photography (image). The degree of compression can be adjusted, allowing a selectable tradeoff between storage size and image quality. JPEG typically achieves 10:1 compression with little perceptible loss in image quality. It is quite normal to view pictures in jpg file format, and if you convert pcl to jpg file, you can rotate page at your will or rotate page and convert pcl to jpg at the same time. The tool that is used to convert pcl to jpg is PCL Converter. See below part, you will see how helpful the PCL Converter command line is!

Below is a pcl file, you can’t open it at random, but after you convert pcl to jpg, you not only can view it but can rotate page.

pcl file contained in PCL Converter 2.0 folder

The command line to convert pcl to jpg and rotate page is as follows,

pcltool.exe –rotate 90 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,
  • -rotate 90 is to rotate page of jpg file by 90 degree.

    Now, please launch command prompt window, do as the picture indicates,

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

    way to launch MS-DOS command prompt window

    Press “enter”, you will have the command prompt window.

    command prompt

    You continue to input the above command line pcltool.exe –rotate 90 D:\in.pcl D:\out.jpg  to convert pcl to jpg and rotate page when finishing, press “enter”, you will find prompt information as displayed in the following screenshot in detail,

    detailed operation of command line displayed in  command prompt window

    Now, you could open the file to check the result

    jpg file

    jpg file

    The above picture represents the input file, the file before rotating page while the below one the output file, the file after rotating page. If you want to get more information, please visit to download and purchase PCL Converter command line.

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