What are PGM files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a PGM 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 PGM file?
PGM files have multiple uses, and Portable GrayMap Bitmap is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Portable GrayMap Bitmap File
The Portable GrayMap Bitmap (.PGM) file format is the ideal choice for seamless exchange of grayscale images across various hardware and software platforms.
From 1-bit monochrome to 16-bit grayscale, it allows users to customize their images by selecting the most suitable resolution and depth for their application, be it image processing and manipulation or basic graphic display.
Offering high levels of image quality and lossless compression, PGM ensures optimal results when sharing or archiving digital images at a fraction of the cost.
When precision matters, choosing PGM can make all the difference in terms of data accuracy and fidelity so that every version looks sharp enough for printings as well as staying true to its source format with little degradation when taken from one device to another.
How to open PGM files
We have identified three PGM openers that are compatible with this specific type of PGM file.
Programs that open Portable GrayMap Bitmap files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
All known file formats using extension .PGM
While Portable GrayMap Bitmap File is a popular type of PGM-file, we know of 6 different uses of the .PGM file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Corum VIP Program
We know that one PGM format is Corum VIP Program. 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 PGM openers which you will find listed below.
HOT Pop-Up Program
We know that one PGM format is HOT Pop-Up Program. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Opentech Digital STB Main Software
We know that one PGM format is Opentech Digital STB Main Software. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
SwissMicros DM42 Programs Firmware
We know that one PGM format is SwissMicros DM42 Programs Firmware. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Yamaha RS7000 OS image
We know that one PGM format is Yamaha RS7000 OS image. 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 PGM files. Remember, different programs may use PGM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|PhotoPad Image Editor||User submitted|
|Corel PaintShop Pro||User submitted|
|Ashampoo Photo Commander||User submitted|
|Ulead Photo Explorer||User submitted|
|Zoner Photo Studio||User submitted|
|Photomania Deluxe||User submitted|
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