This file format is used as a canvas (background) in a variety of image editing software in order to set the main color of the image. It is used to fill the canvas with one solid color. It belongs to the group of 'pseudo-image' file formats. It can be used for the fill color, which is chosen from the selected area in a particular image.
This is a graphic file format that supports HDR. It is used for exchanging graphics data between applications. It is also used for development in the Netpbm suite of graphics editors. A PBM image has either a per-pixel RGB structure or instructions for representing grayscale tones.