This is a format for editing, storing, and transmitting images with metadata for scientific purposes. The main application is astronomy. The main emphasis is on the metadata, which contain information about spatial and photometric calibrations. FTS is often used for storing data without including the actual associated images. It supports the storage of databases, matrices, etc.
PBM is a Portable image in black and white. Can be opened with programs: Adobe Photoshop CS, ACD Systems Canvas 15, ACD Systems ACDSee 17, Newera Graphics Converter Pro, Corel PaintShop Pro X6. File contains 1 bit per pixel. PBM is a kind of file format PPM. And can be readable or binary.