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.

MIME types:
image/x-portable-bitmap

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 File-Extensions.org's database).

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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

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open pbm file action.

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