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

The jpeg image file format is much easier to edit compare with prn file, if you want to set prn page size, you can first convert prn to jpeg and then set page size. The converting progress is simple if you choose PCL Converter command line to assist you. The article use 116.prn as an example as well set its page size width to 500, height to 500 to illustrate.

PCL Converter command line can quickly convert PCL,PRN 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. VeryPDF PCL Converter can be used to create either bitmap files (PCX, TIF, JPEG, etc.) at various resolutions or searchable PDF, PS, Postscript files.VeryPDF 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 first step—Downloading

Follow this link to download PCL Converter command line

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

The second step—Launching

You have to launch  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” and then go to “Run”

2) Input cmd into the following


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

command prompt

The third step—Inputting

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

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


  • C:\in.prn is to specify a prn filename or a directory for input,
  • C:\out.jpeg is to specify the jpeg 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

The fourth step—Checking

Open the file to check, screenshot again



From the picture, you can find prn file has been converted to jpeg file successfully and the page size has been set in line with the command line.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them below.

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