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What are PXM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PXM 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 PXM files.

What is a PXM file?

PXM files have multiple uses, and Portable Pixmap Image is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Portable Pixmap Image File

Portable Pixmap (PXM) is a file format used to store grayscale or color images in a portable, device-independent manner.

PXM image files are used to store and share grayscale or color images, and they are often used in scientific and technical applications where accurate color representation is essential. PXM images support a range of pixel depths, from 1-bit black and white to 24-bit color, allowing them to be used for various images and applications.

One unique characteristic of PXM image files is that they are device-independent, meaning that they can be displayed and printed on a variety of different devices without losing quality. This makes them a valuable format for storing and sharing images that need to be displayed consistently across different platforms and devices.

How to open PXM files

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

Programs that open Portable Pixmap Image files

Last updated: July 31, 2023

All known file formats using extension .PXM

While Portable Pixmap Image File is a popular type of PXM-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .PXM file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

PCSX Movie Capture

We know that one PXM format is PCSX Movie Capture. 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 six different PXM openers which you will find listed below.

Pixelmator Image

We know that one PXM format is Pixelmator 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 PXM files. Remember, different programs may use PXM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Photo-LuxPhoto-LuxUser submitted
uFOCS FileOpeneruFOCS FileOpenerUser submitted
CodedColor PhotoStudioCodedColor PhotoStudioUser submitted
ForceVisionForceVisionUser submitted
PXmini SoundEditorPXmini SoundEditorUser submitted

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