PNM File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PNM file?

The PNM file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the PNM file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the PNM file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about PNM files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open PNM 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 PNM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 30 different PNM openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of PNM files. Remember, different programs may use PNM 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
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
GIMPGIMPUser submitted
Zoner Photo StudioZoner Photo StudioUser submitted
Photomania DeluxePhotomania DeluxeUser submitted
PixillionPixillionUser submitted
PicosmosToolsPicosmosToolsUser submitted
Hornil StylePixHornil StylePixUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
Pixillion BildkonverterPixillion BildkonverterUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo Commander FREEAshampoo Photo Commander FREEUser submitted
Hornil StylePix ProHornil StylePix ProUser submitted
PhotoPadPhotoPadUser submitted
PagisPagisUser submitted
ThumbsPlusThumbsPlusUser submitted
Visual Photo++ ApplicationVisual Photo++ ApplicationUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
Movavi Photo EditorMovavi Photo EditorUser submitted
John Paul Chacha's Chasys Draw IESJohn Paul Chacha's Chasys Draw IESUser submitted
Image AnalyzerImage AnalyzerUser submitted
3D Photo Browser3D Photo BrowserUser submitted
SView5SView5User submitted
ixla Artistixla ArtistUser submitted
3DBrowser3DBrowserUser submitted
Teamcenter VisualizationTeamcenter VisualizationUser submitted
My ViewPadMy ViewPadUser submitted
Movavi Slideshow CreatorMovavi Slideshow CreatorUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

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!