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What are PFM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PFM 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 PFM files.

What is a PFM file?

PFM files have multiple uses, and Adobe Printer Font Metrics is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Adobe Printer Font Metrics File

Adobe Printer Font Metric Files, denoted by the ".PFM" extension, store data about the metrics of a typeface. This information is necessary for printers when printing text for accurate alignment and formatting. Within a ".PFM" file you'll find details like font height, width and character spacing, alongside other design specific parameters.

"PFM" files are frequently employed in desktop publishing and professional typesetting to guarantee accurate alignment and spacing of text, resulting in an even and attractive appearance.

In order to install a font on your computer, you typically need two files: the ".PFM" file and the corresponding ".PFB" file which contains the actual font outlines.

How to open PFM files

We have identified one PFM opener that is compatible with this specific type of PFM file.

Programs that open Adobe Printer Font Metrics files

Last updated: September 9, 2023

All known file formats using extension .PFM

While Adobe Printer Font Metrics File is a popular type of PFM-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .PFM file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Cimatron Drawing

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

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

Portable Float Map Bitmap

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
GIMPGIMPUser submitted
Adobe Type Manager Deluxe for NTAdobe Type Manager Deluxe for NTUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
BS PictureBS PictureUser submitted
Adobe Type Manager DeluxeAdobe Type Manager DeluxeUser submitted
Hanes T-ShirtMakerHanes T-ShirtMakerDiscontinued
SView5SView5User submitted
3D Photo Browser3D Photo BrowserUser submitted
3DBrowser3DBrowserUser submitted

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