Convert prn to bmp and set page size via command line?

If your daily work is converting document formats, you would like to choose a helpful tool that allows you both to save precious time and improve working efficiency. PCL Converter command line is a nice choice of you, because it makes directly changing the file extension to your desired one or ones in command prompt window (see Picture command prompt window) available. Moreover, you can use relative parameters to set page size and convert prn to bmp at once.

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

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

way to launch MS-DOS command prompt window

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

command prompt

Inputting command line

Input the command line to convert prn to bmp and set page size, it goes below

pcltool.exe  -width 500 -height 500 C:\in.prn C:\out.bmp


  • C:\in.prn is to specify a prn filename or a directory for input,
  • C:\out.bmp is to specify the bitmap file name for output.
  • width 500 -height 500 is to set page size width to 500 and height to 500.

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

detailed operation

                    Picture command prompt window

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

Checking file

Open the output file to check if prn has been converted to bmp file and to check the page size, screenshots again.

bmp file

bmp file

So far, you have successfully converted prn to bmp so as to you can read your prn file in bmp document format. For inquiry, please visit at

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