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Informations about the PGM filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .pgm filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .pgm file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

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.pgm - Portable Graymap Image

The PGM file is a Graphic file, which is connected to the Portable Graymap Image according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Portable Graymap Image (.pgm) files can be opened or converted with the help of NetPBM.

Format description:
PGM format description not yet available
Magic string:
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Related links:
Related extensions:
Portable Arbitrary Map
Portable Pixmap Image
Portable Pixmap Image ASCII

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .pgm file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .pgm extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .pgm files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .pgm file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .pgm file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .pgm file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .pgm file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .pgm extension

The .pgm filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .pgm files.

gm, pvm, prm, pmg, phm, pgl, pg, pbm, gpm, pym, ptm, pnm, pm, pgn, pgh

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .pgm file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .pgm extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

Adobe Pagemaker Group
Autologic Bitmap Image
Python Macro File
PowerGREP Library
Polytracker Module
Postscript Type1 Printer Font Metrics

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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