Files with pbm file suffix can be mostly found as pictures in Portable bitmap graphic format.

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

pbm file icon.pbm - Xlib bitmap graphics file

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Software that works with pbm file extension

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PBM file extension - Portable bitmap picture

What is pbm file? How to open pbm files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

pbm file icon: pbm filetype icon

The pbm file extension is mainly related to a Portable bitmap graphic format from Netpbm project.

The portable bitmap format is used to store picture images in 1-bit black and white colors (monochrome). It was originally designed to make it reasonable to mail bitmaps between different types of machines and platforms.

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The default software associated to pbm file type:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logo XnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS.

Help how to open PBM files:

You can view or edit these files in most modern image editors.

How to convert file with extension PBM:

Much like any other graphics files, even .pbm pictures can be saved to other formats, such as PNG or JPG.

Find conversions from pbm file:

pbm to img

pbm to png

Related links:

PBM file format specifications

List of software applications associated to the .pbm file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open pbm file, edit pbm file, convert pbm file, view pbm file, play pbm file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in'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 of the pbm files.

  • Open pbm file
  • Save pbm file
  • Edit pbm file
  • View pbm file
  • Convert pbm file
  • Create pbm file
  • Import pbm file
  • Export pbm file
  • Print pbm file
  • Others pbm file

Software that open pbm file - Portable bitmap picture

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