This file format is used to transmit image data. It contains a set of images that can be linked to form an animation. It is used to store non-compressed bitmap images in 24-bit color created using MTV ray tracer.
PPM is a simple format for storing images portable pixmap: color (PPM), grayscale (PGM) and black and white (PBM). These formats can provide an intermediate representation of the data when converting raster image files listed three types between different platforms. PPM format was developed by Jeff Poskanzerom.