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Free Online PBM Converter

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A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

Please note: Your PBM file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted PBM file before this time.

How to Convert your PBM file Online?

Here are 3 simple steps to convert your PBM file using our fast and free PBM file converter tool.

Upload your PBM file

Click the "Select File(s)" button, then select an PBM file to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Select file type

Select the file type to convert your PBM file to using the dropdown list of available types.

Download your file

Click the download link to receive your converted file.

PBM file format information

Full NamePortable bitmap
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream

A PBM file, short for Portable Bitmap, is a simple and straightforward image file format used to store monochrome (black and white) images. It's part of the Netpbm family of formats, which includes PGM (Portable Graymap) and PPM (Portable Pixmap). PBM files are incredibly basic, containing only two colors - black and white - represented as binary values, typically 0 for black and 1 for white. Due to their simplicity, PBM files are easy to create, manipulate, and read, making them an excellent choice for tasks where color or complex image structures are not necessary.

PBM files are often used in various applications, including simple graphics, text-to-image conversions, and basic image processing tasks. Their compact size and easy-to-parse structure make them suitable for situations where efficiency and simplicity are crucial. For example, PBM files are commonly used in computer programming to represent and manipulate bitmap images, especially when dealing with fonts, icons, or simple graphical elements in applications.

While PBM files are limited to black and white images, they can be converted into other formats like PNG or JPEG if color or grayscale is required. Additionally, because they are plain text files, PBM images can be edited manually using a text editor or generated and manipulated programmatically with ease, making them a versatile choice for certain image-related tasks.

PBM Converter Capabilities

Our PBM converter can both convert from and to PBM files and our developers are working to improve our PBM conversion tools in future versions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it free to use the PBM conversion tools?

Yes! Our PBM conversion tools are 100% free to use.

Are there any PBM conversion usage limits?

No, you can convert as many files as you wish. We do not impose any conversion limits on our PBM conversion tools.

How long does it take to convert my PBM?

We aim to process all PBM conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files and significantly longer for some larger file formats, so please be patient.

What does the PBM conversion process involve?

Once your PBM file has been uploaded and we know the file format you wish to convert it to our bespoke conversion software will convert your PBM and make it available for you to download with a unique download Url.

Is it safe to convert my PBM on FabConvert.com?

Yes, of course it is! Your PBM, once converted is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert my PBM on Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our PBM conversion tools will run on any system with a modern web browser.

Is there any support for me when using the PBM tool?

If you are having difficulty converting your PBM you can contact us and we will try to help where possible.