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PPM file format description

Many people share .ppm files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ppm file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ppm files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ppm - Portable Pixmap Image

The PPM graphic files are related to NetPBM. PPM file is a Portable Pixmap image.

Graphic files
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Portable Pixmap Image related extensions:
Portable Arbitrary Map
Portable Graymap Image
Portable Pixmap Image ASCII

Naturally, other applications may also use the .ppm file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ppm files. Be especially cautious with .ppm files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .ppm file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .ppm file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

lpm, ppl, ppj, pom, pm, opm, ppn, ppk, pp, pmp, plm

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

WonderBit Life Photo Maker Data
Pascal/Delphi Source Code
FreePascal Source Code
Portable Media Player Video
Quadrox Digital CCTV System Components Data
Adobe Premiere Project

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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