A pcl file extension is associated with the HP Printer Control Language and used for its vector graphics format.

There is one other file type using
the PCL file extension!

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Software that open pcl file

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PCL file extension - HP vector graphics

What is pcl file? How to open pcl files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

Vector graphic file type icon Vector graphic file type

pcl file icon: pcl filetype icon

The pcl file extension is related to HP Printer Control Language, a language (essentially, a set of command codes) that enables application s to control HP DeskJet, LaserJet, and other HP printers.

Many personal computer users find themselves in need of PCL driver s (small programs that interface between the operating system and the printer) after purchasing a new HP or HP-compatible printer and attaching it to their existing PC and operating system.

A pcl file contains text or vector graphics data.

MIME types:

This pcl file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open pcl file:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logoXnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

A free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats and also supports export to 70 different file formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS (OS X).

Help how to open:

You can view *.pcl files in XnView.

How to convert:

Some programs, like PCLTool SKD can convert PCL format to a bitmap format or PDF.

Find conversions from pcl file:

pcl to pdf

Find converter to pcl file type:

pdf to pcl

List of software applications associated to the .pcl file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pcl file, edit pcl file, convert pcl file, view pcl file, play pcl file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting pcl files.

pcl file viewer - programs that view pcl file - HP vector graphics

Programs supporting the exension pcl on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for view pcl file action.

Microsoft Windows:


Main software associated with pcl file by default:
XnView MP small icon XnView MP
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