Convert pcl to tif and set page size via command line?

How about finishing one operation you could achieve two results, that’s to say, you convert pcl to tif and at the same time set page size of tif image. This function may be fresh to you, follow the four below steps, you are allowed to testify.

The uses leak.pcl as example to set its width to 800 and height to 600 by using PCL Converter command line.

First step—Downloading

Follow this link to download PCL Converter command line

The whole package is just of 6.04 MB, making the download swiftly.

Second step—Launching

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.

1) Click “start” and then go to “Run”

click start

click run

2) Input cmd into the following

run dialog

3) Press “ok”, you will find MS-DOS command prompt window popping up

command prompt

Third step—Inputting

Input command line to convert pcl to tif and set page size, it goes below

pcltool.exe -width 800 -height 600 C:\in.pcl C:\out.tif


  • C:\in.pcl is to specify a pcl filename or a directory for input,
  • C:\out.tif is to specify the tif file name for output.
  • width 800 -height 600 is to set page size width to 800 and height to 600.

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

detailed operation on command line displayed in command prompt

Fourth step—Checking

Open the file to check, screenshot again

TIF  file

From the picture, you can find pcl file has been converted to tif file successfully.  please open it in your computer with tif reader to check the page size.

If you have any questions, you can leave them below.

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