Teh xbm file extension is related to the X Windows system bitmap image format an ASCII text monochrome image format, for storing cursor and icon bitmaps used in the X GUI.

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XBM file extension - X Windows system bitmap image

What is xbm file? How to open xbm files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

xbm file icon: xbm filetype icon

The xbm file extension is associated with the X Windows system bitmap image format.

In computer graphics, the X Window System uses X BitMap (XBM), an ASCII text monochrome image format, for storing cursor and icon bitmaps used in the X GUI.

The *.xbm files differ markedly from most image files in that they take the form of C language source files. This means that they can be compiled directly into an application without any preprocessing steps, but it also makes them far larger than their raw pixel data would be (each byte of image data takes 6 bytes in a XBM file).

MIME: image/xbm
MIME: image/x-xbm
MIME: image/x-xbitmap

The default software associated to xbm file type:

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 XBM files:

Use Nero PhotoSnap.

How to convert file with extension XBM:

Use OpenOffice.org Draw to convert xbm file in another format.

Find conversions from xbm file:

xbm to art

xbm to jpeg

xbm to jpg

Find converter to xbm file type:

fpx to xbm

List of software applications associated to the .xbm file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open xbm file, edit xbm file, convert xbm file, view xbm file, play xbm 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 ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting xbm files.

  • Open xbm file
  • View xbm file
  • Convert xbm file
  • Import xbm file
  • Export xbm file
  • Others xbm file

Software that open xbm file - X Windows system bitmap image

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