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What are PBM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PBM file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your PBM files.

What is a PBM file?

PBM files have multiple uses, and IFF Packed Bitmap is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

IFF Packed Bitmap

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open PBM files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PBM file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PBM file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different PBM openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: February 20, 2024

All known file formats using extension .PBM

While IFF Packed Bitmap is a popular type of PBM-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .PBM file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Portable BitMap

We know that one PBM format is Portable BitMap. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

PBM opener for Windows

We have identified 3 PBM openers that are compatible with this specific type of PBM file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PBM files. Remember, different programs may use PBM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
GIMPGIMPUser submitted
Ulead Photo ExplorerUlead Photo ExplorerUser submitted

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