An xpm file extension is related to the X Pixmap (XPM), an ASCII-text-based image format used by the X Window System.

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

xpm file icon.xpm - DESQview macro file

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Software that works with xpm file extension

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XPM file extension - Image file

What is xpm file? How to open xpm files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

xpm file icon: xpm filetype icon

The xpm file extension is used for X Pixmap (XPM), an ASCII-text-based image format used by the X Window System. It was created in 1989 by Daniel Dardailler and Colas Nahaboo working at the INRIA, France, and was later enhanced by Arnaud Le Hors.

It is intended primarily for creating icon pixmaps, and supports transparent color. It has a simple structure, deriving from the earlier XBM syntax. It can be created and manipulated using any text editor and can be included in a C language file.

Unix-X11 PixMap (256 color image for X Windows) (8bit text).

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The default software associated to xpm 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 XPM files:

Use Nero PhotoSnap, IrfanView, Draw.

How to convert file with extension XPM:

Use Draw to save xpm file to another format.

Find conversions from xpm file:

xpm to jpeg

Find converter to xpm file type:

jpg to xpm

File identification strings:

HEX code: 2F 2A 20 58 50 4D 20 2A 2F 0A
ASCII code: /*.XPM.*/.

List of software applications associated to the .xpm 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 xpm file, edit xpm file, convert xpm file, view xpm file, play xpm 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 xpm files.

  • Open xpm file
  • Save xpm file
  • Edit xpm file
  • View xpm file
  • Convert xpm file
  • Import xpm file
  • Export xpm file
  • Print xpm file
  • Others xpm file

Software that open xpm file - Image file

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