PCL Conversion Capabilities Table | PCLTool SDK

Question:  What conversion formats other than PDF can your products convert PCL into?

Answer:  Here is a table documenting all the different PCL conversion formats that are currently available.

Format

  Description

Bitmap

Vector/Text

Option(s)

PCL to Non-PDF Formats (using PTC32.dll or PTCNET.dll - or any .EXE that calls them)

  BMP

PCL or ASCII to BMP (Windows Bitmap)

Y

N

I, IV or V

  DCX

PCL or ASCII to DCX (Multi-Page PCX)

Y

N

I, IV or V

  DIB

PCL or ASCII to DIB (Device Independent Bitmap in memory)

Y

N

Only I

  EMF

PCL or ASCII to EMF (Enhanced Metafile) with BASE14 Set Fonts Only

Y

Y

I, IV or V

  EMF

PCL or ASCII to EMF (Enhanced Metafile) with support for all typefaces

Y

Y

I, IV or V

  HDC

PCL or ASCII to HDC (Device Bitmap in memory)

Y

N

Only I

  GDI

PCL or ASCII to GDI (Graphics Device Interface in memory)

Y

Y

Only I

  PCX

PCL or ASCII to PCX (Zsoft/Paintbrush)

Y

N

I, IV or V

PMF

PCL or ASCII to PMF (PageTech Metafile) - supports all installed TrueType fonts

Y

Y

I, IV or V

  PNG

PCL or ASCII to PNG (Portable Network Graphicsp>

Y

N

I, IV or V

  RAW

PCL or ASCII to EMF (Enhanced Metafile) with Multiple Page File option
that creates an EMF file. RAW

Y

Y

I, IV or V

  TIFF

PCL or ASCII to TIFF (Tagged Image Format)

Y

N

I, IV or V

  JPG

PCL or ASCII to JPG/ JPEG

Y

N

I, IV or V

  WMF

PCL or ASCII to WMF (Windows Metafile) with BASE14 Set Fonts Only

Y

Y

I, IV or V

  WMF

PCL or ASCII to WMF (Windows Metafile) with support for all typefaces

Y

Y

I, IV or V

  WMF

Not Supported in the WMF Format.

N/A

N/A

I, IV or V

  XPS

PCL or ASCII to XPS (Microsoft XML Paper Specification)

Y

N

I, III, IV or V

PCL to PDF Formats (using PTC32.dll or PTCNET.dll - or any .EXE that calls them)

  PDF

PCL or ASCII to PDF (Adobe Acrobat) in Flate/TIFF Grp 4 Raster

Y

N

III & V

  PDF

PCL or ASCII to PDF (Adobe Acrobat) in JBIG2 Raster (monochrome only)

Y

N

III & V

  PDF

PCL or ASCII to PDF (Adobe Acrobat) without embedded fonts

N

Y

III & V

  PDF

PCL or ASCII to PDF (Adobe Acrobat) with embedded fonts

N

Y

III & V

  PDF

PCL or ASCII to PDF (Adobe Acrobat) with converted & embedded download bitmap fonts

N

Y

III & V

JPEG And TIFF to PCL (using IMGCVT.dll or IMGCVTNET.dll or any .EXE that calls them.)

  PCL

JPEG to PCL for logos, macros or in-stream PCL

Y

N

see (1)

  PCL

TIFF to PCL for logos, macros or in-stream PCL

Y

N

see (1)

JPEG and TIFF to PDF (using IMGCVT.dll or IMGCVTNET.dl or any .EXE that calls them.)

  PDF

JPEG to PDF raster

Y

N

see (1)

  PDF

TIFF to PDF raster

Y

N

see (1)

JPEG and TIFF to XPS (using IMGCVT.dll or IMGCVT_NET.dll or any .EXE that calls them)

  XPS

JPEG to XPS raster

Y

N

see (1)

  XPS

TIFF to XPS raster

Y

N

see (1)

(1) IMG2PCL.exe/IMG2PDF.exe are included with all PCLTool SDK Options and with the PCLWorks Windows console.  IMGCVT.exe/IMGCVTNET.exe are included only with Options I, III, IV & V.  Custom programs using IMGCVT.dll or IMGCVTNET.dll are only in Option I.

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