This is a monochrome image format with a bitmap structure. It is used to store images of icons and cursors in the X Window System graphical user interface, which is used for remote connections. The structure of an XBM file consists of simple text written in the C programming language.
This format is used to compress TIFF images when sending them via fax machines. This format helps reduce the data transmission time. Group 3 eliminates redundant data during compression in order to reduce file size. The standard 10:1 compression ratio may be increased to the user's preferences, but it can lead to a significant loss of image quality.