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.PPM File Extension

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File Type 1Portable Pixmap Image File

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Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

24-bit color image formatted using a text format; stores each pixel with a number from 0 to 65536, which specifies the color of the pixel; also stores the image height and width, whitespace data, and the maximum color value.

More Information

The Portable Pixmap format uses an uncompressed and inefficient format compared to other bitmap image formats. Therefore, it is seldom used for storing large images.

Programs that open PPM files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
GIMP
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
Adobe Photoshop with CartaPGM plugin
ACD Systems Canvas 15
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
Netpbm
Any text editor
Mac OS X LogoMac
GIMP
Planamesa NeoOffice
Adobe Photoshop with CartaPGM plugin
Netpbm
Any text editor
Linux LogoLinux
GIMP
Netpbm
Any text editor
Android LogoAndroid
File Viewer for Android
Updated 10/19/2010

File Type 2Post Programmable Memory File

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Popularity
1.3 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategorySystem Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Data file used to "flash" some Nokia mobile phones; sometimes used to change the language pack on a phone to support a different language; may also use the .PPM_B, PPM_C, or PPM_D file extensions.

Programs that open PPM files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
BB5 FLS Editor
Updated 10/17/2011