How to convert PXL/PCL to color image and compress image

The command line application EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line allows you to convert PXL/PCL to color image and compress image on Windows platform.

As a multifunctional application, EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line can not only convert PXL and PCL to PDF and make different settings for the converted PDF documents, but also can convert PXL and PCL to images (JPEG, PostScript, BMP, TIFF, etc.) and set different settings for the created images. What’s more, it supports to convert PXL and PCL to color images and compress color image with different compression mode.

In the following contents, you will see how to use this application to convert PXL/PCL to compressed color image.

1. Download & setup

First of all, please free download EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line.

After the download, please double click the setup file and then follow the setup wizard to install it on the computer. In the setup package, you can see an executable file named pcltool.exe which is the called program in the MS-DOS command prompt window and other components.

2. Input commands

Since this application is a MS-DOS oriented one, you need to open MS-DOS interface to input your commands to fulfill the conversion. If you don’t know how to use this application, please input the file path of the executable file pcltool.exe which is the called program of the conversion and then hit Enter button on the keyboard to see the usage and options.

You can also refer to the command line template shown below to input your commands:

pcltool [options] <pcl-file> [<pdf-file>]

Where:

  • pcltool: call the program
  • [options]: set parameters
  • <pcl-file>: specify the source file
  • [<pdf-file >]: specify the target file

To compress the converted images, please use the following options:

-colorimg <int> :Set compression method for color image

  • -colorimg 0 : no change compression for color image file
  • -colorimg 1 :compress color image file with JPEG arithmetic
  • -colorimg 2 : compress color image file with JPEG2000 arithmetic

For example,

pcltool.exe -colorimg 2 C:\in.pcl C:\out.jpg

This example is to convert a PCL file to JPG image and compress the color image file with JPEG2000 arithmetic.

When hitting on Enter button on the keyboard, the commands will run and you will be able to get the target file in specified location.

This is the end of this article and you can get full version of EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line here.

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