Portable Bit Map Format is an actively used text data format created in 1986. The PBM format is a lowest common denominator monochrome file format. It serves as the common language of a large family of bitmap image conversion filters. Because the format pays no heed to efficiency, it is simple and general enough that one can easily develop programs to convert to and from just about any other graphics format, or to manipulate the image. The name "PBM" is an acronym derived from "Portable Bit Map."

34Years Old ?Users ?Jobs
  • Portable Bit Map Format first appeared in 1986
  • Have a question about Portable Bit Map Format not answered here? Email me and let me know how I can help.

Example code from the web:

P1
# This is an example bitmap of the letter "J"
6 10
0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 1 0
1 0 0 0 1 0
0 1 1 1 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated June 22nd, 2020

Edit Portable Bit Map Format on GitHub