File Formats: Portable Bitmap Utilities (PBM/PGM/PPM/PNM)

The Portable Bitmap Utilities consists of Portable Greymap Utilities (PGM), Portable Pixmap Utilities (PPM), and Portable Anymap Utilities (PNM). Their source is the UNIX environment.

File constants associated with this file format are:

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
PbmBinary 1 BPP 1 BPP Portable Bitmap - Binary File.
PbmAscii 1 BPP 1 BPP Portable Bitmap - ASCII File.
PgmBinary 8, 16 BPP (Grayscale) 8 BPP (Grayscale) Portable Greymap - Binary File.
PgmAscii 8, 16 BPP (Grayscale) 8 BPP (Grayscale) Portable Greymap - ASCII File.
PpmBinary 24 BPP 24 BPP Portable Pixelmap - Binary File.
PpmAscii 24 BPP 24 BPP Portable Pixelmap - ASCII File.

Required DLL: Leadtools.Codecs.Pbm.Dll. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application .

Related Formats: BMP - Windows Bitmap Formats.

Platform Support

Extension Module Value Win32 Win64 Net32 Net64 Linux Android Apple UWP MimeType Friendly Name
PbmAscii PBM 102 image/x-portable-anymap PBM ASCII
PbmBinary PBM 103 image/x-portable-anymap PBM Binary
PgmAscii PGM 104 image/x-portable-anymap PGM ASCII
PgmBinary PGM 105 image/x-portable-anymap PGM Binary
PpmAscii PPM 106 image/x-portable-anymap PPM ASCII
PpmBinary PPM 107 image/x-portable-anymap PPM Binary

For a complete list for supported file formats, see Summary of All Supported File Formats.

For details of the file formats supported across products and platforms, refer to File Format Comparison Chart.

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