PPM File Type

- The quick facts

What are PPM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PPM 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 PPM file?

PPM files have multiple uses, and Portable PixMap Image is one of them.

Portable PixMap Image

PPM is short for Portable PixMap and is a file format referred to as the lowest common denominator color image file format.

The Portable Pixmap (.ppm) format is easy to process, write and analyze. These files are considered efficient as an intermediary format when moving image data between incompatible systems.

The format is text-based, which is very uncommon for an image file format and also very inefficient concerning image size. Therefore, this is not an image format you will typically come across.

How to open PPM files

We have identified 2 PPM openers that are compatible with this specific type of PPM file.

Programs that open Portable PixMap Image files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
ACDSeeACDSeeVerified

Last updated: March 16, 2022

More file formats using the PPM extension

Through our research of PPM files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

Nintendo DSi Flipnote Studio Animation

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
fcheckfcheckUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Ulead Photo ExplorerUlead Photo ExplorerUser submitted
GIMPGIMPUser submitted
Ulead Instant ViewerUlead Instant ViewerUser submitted
Zoner Photo StudioZoner Photo StudioUser submitted