PBM File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PBM file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PBM files.

What is a PBM file?

A .PBM file is a Portable BitMap file. Through our analysis of PBM files, we know that one use of the format is Portable BitMap. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open PBM files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PBM for different purposes. We have identified 1 PBM opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of PBM file.

Programs that open these files

ACDSeeACDSeeVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension PBM

While we know of one file format using the .PBM file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .PBM file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
Paint Shop ProPaint Shop ProUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Ulead Photo ExplorerUlead Photo ExplorerUser submitted
GIMPGIMPUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PBM-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PBM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!