PPM Converter

  1. Add your file.

  2. Choose the output format.

  3. Click Convert.

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Convert PPM files online for free

Do you want to know how to convert PPM into another image format for free? Change the format of your pictures with our online PPM converter. Upload the file, select the output format, click the button, and let the PPM image converter do the rest. For batch conversions without the size limit, use the desktop PPM file converter by Movavi.

What is PPM?

Full name

Portable Pixmap Format

Format type


Developed by

Jef Poskanzer


PPM, as well as other formats within the Netpbm project like PGM and PBM, was created to easily exchange graphic files between different platforms in the 1980s.

File extension


Technical details

The format supports over 16 mln colors. It uses 24 bits per pixel: 8 pixels for red, green, and blue each, unlike the other two formats in the bunch (PBM being a black and white one and PGM containing grayscale images).

Associated programs

Apple Preview, GIMP, ImageMagick, Canvas GFX Canvas X Pro, ACD Systems ACDSee Photo Studio, LibreOffice

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