Convert pcl to pxl and set color depth via command line?

PCL Converter command line quickly converts PCL and PXL print files to Adobe Acrobat PDF files as well as PS, Postscript, TIF, TIFF, JPG, JPEG, BMP, PCX, PXL files. This is not a raster based conversion. PCL Converter can be used to create either bitmap files (PCX, TIF, JPEG, etc.) at various resolutions or searchable PDF, PS, Postscript files. PCL Converter is the fastest and most accurate converter of PCL, PXL, PX3 to PDF, TIFF and other distribution formats. Integrate high-volume batch conversion into your server-based application or workflow. The below part is going to show you how to convert pcl to pxl and set color depth by PCL Converter command line.

Downloading&Installing PCL Converter command line

  1. click the link to open
  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

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Launching  command prompt window

Click “start” and go to “Run”



Enter “cmd”


Press “ok” you will have the command prompt window.

command prompt

Inputting command line

Input the command line to convert pcl to pxl and set color depth, it goes below

pcltool.exe –bitcount 8  D:\in.pcl D:\out.pxl


  1. D:\in.pcl is to specify a pcl filename or a directory for input,
  2. D:\out.pxl is to specify the pxl file name for output,
  3. –bitcount 8 is to set color depth for image conversion.

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

detailed operation of command line displayed in  command prompt window

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

Checking file

Open the output file to check if pcl has been converted to pxl file and to check the image color depth, screenshots again.

pxl file contained in PCL Converter 2.0 folder

Its detailed properties


So far, you have successfully converted pcl to pxl so as to you can read your pcl file in pxl document format. Please open pxl file to check color depth.  For inquiry, please visit at

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