Convert prn to pxl and set color depth via command line?

Jpeg, an image file document format, you must familiar with, is the most common image format used by digital cameras and other photographic image capture devices; it is the most common format for storing and transmitting photographic images on the World Wide Web. If you get many files that can not be read easily, you can convert them to jpeg file document and then set color depth. So, the following part of the article is going to show you how to convert prn to pxl and set color depth using PCL Converter command line.

Step1. Download&Install 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

There are two ways to experience PCL Converter command line: one is to press “try”, the other one to press “Buy now”. The former one means you are entitled 50times free of charge to experience this wonderful software. The latter one means you purchase it for permanent use.

Step2. Launch command prompt window

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”

press start

go for run

2) Input “cmd ” into the following

Input “cmd ”

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

command prompt

Step3. Input command line

Input the command line to convert prn to pxl and set color depth, it goes below

pcltool.exe –bitcount 8  D:\in.prn D:\out.pxl


  • D:\in.prn is to specify a prn filename or a directory for input,
  • D:\out.pxl is to specify the pxl file name for output,
  • –bitcount is to Set color depth for image conversion, 8 means that 8- bits color.

      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.  

      Step4. Check file

      Open the output file to check, if you have a pxl reader in your computer, you can check the image color depth.

      pxl file contained in PCL Converter 2.0 folder


      So far, you have successfully converted convert prn to pxl so as to you can read your prn file in pxl document format and the image color depth is set in line with the command line. If you have any further questions, please leave them below, the values them very much.

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