PFM File

What are PFM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PFM file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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

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 PFM files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PFM file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PFM 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 PFM openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 22, 2023

More file formats using the PFM extension

Through our research of PFM files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Cimatron Drawing
  • Portable Float Map Bitmap

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.

Adobe Type ManagerAdobe Type ManagerUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Adobe Type Manager for NTAdobe Type Manager for NTUser submitted
Adobe Type Manager Deluxe for NTAdobe Type Manager Deluxe for NTUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo Commander FREEAshampoo Photo Commander FREEUser submitted
GIMPGIMPUser submitted
BS PictureBS PictureUser submitted
Hanes T-ShirtMakerHanes T-ShirtMakerDiscontinued
Adobe Type Manager DeluxeAdobe Type Manager DeluxeUser submitted

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