Convert prn to bitmap and set resolution via command line?

Image resolution is an umbrella term that describes the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail. Therefore, if you convert prn to bitmap, a universal image file format, you’d better set resolution of bmp to make it clearer to view. Following the below part, you are allowed to experience how convenient it is to convert prn to bitmap and set resolution by using PCL Converter command line. PCL Converter 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.

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 prn to bitmap and set resolution, it goes below

pcltool.exe -xres 320 -yres 240 D:\in.prn D:\out.bmp


  • D:\in.prn is to specify a prn filename or a directory for input,
  • D:\out.bmp is to specify the bmp file name for output,
  • xres 320 -yres 240 is to set X resolution 320 and Y resolution 240 to image file.

    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 prn has been converted to bmp file and to check the image resolution, screenshots again.

    bmp file

    bmp file

    So far, you have successfully converted prn to bitmap so as to you can read your prn file in bmp document format. Surely, you have found that the set resolution of bmp is successful.  For inquiry, please visit at

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