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Converting GBL to JXR

A GBL file contains the descriptions of the bottom copper layer of a printed circuit board (PCB) and generally functions as an input file for a photoplotter used in the fabrication of such boards. The GBL format is part of the Gerber group, which includes over 20 extensions that function as standards in the PCB industry. Similar formats include GTS, GTL and GBS.

JXR or JPEG XR (JPEG Extended Range) is the extension used to define high resolution and high color depth images that provide better quality than regular JPEGs. The JXR format was initially developed as an HD Photo format for Windows' media viewers and editors and can support lossy or lossless compression. Its 48-bit RGB color range allows for accuracy in rendering images and better graphic representation. Additionally, JXRs can include an alpha channel which facilitates the editing of transparent layers.

So, how to change GBL into JXR?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert GBLs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load GBL Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .gbl files you intend to convert into .jxr because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select GBLs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .jxr files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select JXR as Output Format

Then pick the JXR as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert GBL to JXR via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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