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PBM file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .pbm file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .pbm file?
  • What program do I need to open a .pbm file?
  • How can the .pbm file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .pbm files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Portable Bitmap Image

PBM file is a Portable Bitmap Image. The Portable Bitmap image format is a lowest common denominator monochrome file format. It serves as the common language of a large family of bitmap image conversion filters.
PBM format description not yet available
Category: Graphic files
Application: XnView
Mime-type: image/x-portable-bitmap
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PBM aliases:
pbma, pbmb, pbmv, rpbm
PBM related links:
PBM related extensions:
Art Image

AT&T Group 4 Bitmap Image

Windows Bitmap Image

CALS Compressed Bitmap

CorelDraw Drawing

Computer Graphics Metafile

Corel Photo-Paint Image

Windows Custom Cursor

Dr. Halo Bitmap Image

Desktop Color Separation Image

Other types of files may also use the .pbm file extension.

🔄 .pbm converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .pbm files to other formats:

XnView, Gimp, IrfanView

For example, using the softwares above, a .pbm file can be converted into one of the following formats:

dat, rdc, fxm, fax, cal, map, csv, ipg, pd, q0, otb, jj, htm, skf, x11

🚫 The .pbm file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bm, bpm, lbm, obm, pb, pbh, pbj, pbk, pbl, pbn, pfm, pgm, phm, pm, pmb

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Sybase PowerDesigner Business Process Model
Bizagi Process Modeler File
Parallels Desktop Machine Bundle
HP Photo Album
Sybase PowerBuilder Source Code Library
PowerBASIC DOS Static Library
Perl Module
PM Bitmap Image
PowerBASIC Configuration Data
Payroll Mate Backup

🔴 Can't open a .pbm file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .pbm file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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