How to edit color depth during converting PXL/PCL to image

The command line application EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line allows you to edit color depth during converting PXL/PCL to image.

Color depth, also called bit depth, is the number of bits that indicates the color of a single pixel in a bit-mapped image or video frame buffer. The higher color depth, the broader the range of distinct colors is. PXL and PCL are two formats of print files widely used in print jobs. However, it’s hard to open them with many common applications. To overcome this difficulty, you can convert PXL/PCL print files to images which can be opened by common applications.

EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line is powerful application that can convert PXL/PCL to PDF and images (JPEG, PostScript, TIFF, BMP, etc.). In addition, it allows you to make different settings for the converted PDF and set color depth, image size, image resolution, etc. for the created images.

Just by following the steps below, you can successfully convert PXL/PCL print files to images with a specific color depth.

1. Download and install

Please click the following button to download the installer of this software.

download  EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line

After the download, please double click the installer and follow the setup wizard to install it on the computer. After the installation, you will find an executable file named pcltool.exe which is the called program.

2. Input commands

Please open the MS-DOS command prompt window in which you can input command line at first. Then, please refer to the following command line template to input your commands.

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

In the above command line template:

  • pcltool: call the program
  • [options]: set options for the output PDF
  • <pcl-file>: specify the source PCL file
  • [<image-file >]: specify the target image

To set color depth for the output PDF file, you can use the optionbitcount <int>.

For example,

pcltool.exe –bitcount 24 C:\in.pcl C:\out.png

This example is to convert PCL to PNG image and set the color depth as 24 bits.

At last, please hit Enter button on the keyboard to run the commands.

Several seconds later, you can get your desired image file in the location you specify.

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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