Convert pxl to tiff and set page size via command line?

Supposing that you are assigned to fix the following situation---HELP! I am an idiot. I dropped my pda, and the screen broke. I have the SD card where I stored my document in, but how do I open one of my .pxl docs??? The pda is out for service and I really, really need to open this file! Help!---what’s you solution to the emergent question? You will use PCL Converter command line to convert the pxl to tiff document format and set page size. The procedure is extremely simple, see below!

Below is a pxl file, you can not open it arbitrarily, however, after you convert it to tiff, you not only view it but set page size.

pxl file contained in PCL Converter2.0 folder

The command line to convert pxl to tiff and set page size is as follows,

pcltool.exe -width 800 -height 600 C:\in.pxl C:\out.tiff


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

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

Press  “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 to convert pxl to tiff  and set page size, when finishing, press “enter”, you will find

detailed operation in command line  

Till now, you could open the file to check the page size, to achieve sound effect, the makes a comparison below

Snap68                                                  Picture page size before setting

Snap67                                                   Picture page size after setting

If you want to get more information, please visit at to download and purchase PCL Converter command line.

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