Open XBM file

X Windows system bitmap image

How to open xbm files?

xbm file icon Have you had trouble opening the xbm file on your computer? What are xbm files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is xbm file?

Teh xbm file extension is related to the X Windows system bitmap image format an ASCII text monochrome image format, for storing cursor and icon bitmaps used in the X GUI.

More information about xbm files: X Windows system bitmap image

The xbm file extension is associated with the X Windows system bitmap image format.

In computer graphics, the X Window System uses X BitMap (XBM), an ASCII text monochrome image format, for storing cursor and icon bitmaps used in the X GUI.

The xbm files differ markedly from most image files in that they take the form of C language source files. This means that they can be compiled directly into an application without any preprocessing steps, but it also makes them far larger than their raw pixel data would be (each byte of image data takes 6 bytes in a XBM file).

MIME types:
image/xbm
image/x-xbm
image/x-xbitmap

Suggested software to open xbm file

XnView MP

A popular utility for viewing and converting graphic files

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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