PPMfile extension

Portable Pixmap Image

Have trouble opening the .ppm extension? Don't panic! This page explains ppm files and suggests programs you may use to open ppm files. You can download these programs through this page!

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What is PPM file?

A PPM file is an image saved in the Portable Pixmap format, an uncompressed raster graphics file format used by portable pixmap tools. It stores pixels that are typically 8 bits per color (red, green, and blue), which results in a 24-bit color depth total.

Additional information

PPM files are usually used for storing images to be edited, as the format supports a wide range of color depths. However, since it is uncompressed, PPM files can be large and unsuitable for use on websites or other places where file size is restricted. PPM files use either binary or ASCII encoding. Binary PPM files are smaller, but both file types can be viewed and edited with a text editor. To open a PPM file, you will need an image viewer or editor that supports the PPM file format. If you need to convert a PPM file to a more recognizable file format, there are online converters to help you.


How to open PPM file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the ppm extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Download Solution

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the ppm file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the ppm file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open PPM files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your ppm file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.