.ppm

File Type Portable Pixmap Image File IconPortable Pixmap Image File
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

24-bit color image that is formatted in text format; each pixel is assigned a number from 0 to 65536 that defines the color of the pixel; other information stored in a PPM file includes the image height and width, whitespace data, and the maximum color value.

Because the PPM format is uncompressed and is inefficient compared to other image formats, it is seldom used for saving large image files.

Open With
Windows

IconGIMP

IconCorel PaintShop Pro

IconAdobe Photoshop with CartaPGM plugin

macOS

IconGIMP

IconPlanamesa NeoOffice

IconAdobe Photoshop with CartaPGM plugin

Unix

IconGIMP

IconNetpbm

IconAny text editor

Updated June 9, 2009
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