PGM File Extension

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Portable Gray Map Image
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What is PGM file?

The Portable Gray Map Image file is yet another raster image file, but this time around, the format supports both text and binary. The image that is saved using a .pgm format is usually a grayscale one which is being stored with its pixels represented through one or two bytes of information. While they are mostly stored in a binary format, they can also support ASCII representation. The information included in a .pgm file talks about the image header, dimensions, and the number of shades. The format has been developed by Jef Poskanzer and is used widely to represent portable gray map images.

Conversion of a PGM file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the PGM extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of PGM file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from PGM extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to PGM file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PGM file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PGM file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the PGM file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PGM file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PGM file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PGM file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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