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.
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.