The File Extensions Database


.PAM File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Category: Bitmap image Files

What is an .PAM file?

.PAM is Portable arbitrary map

The pam file extension is most likely best know for its use for a common bitmap format on UNIX platform.

The PAM format is designed to be used for any of myriad kinds of graphics, but can theoretically be used for any kind of data that is arranged as a two dimensional rectangular array.

Actually, from another perspective, it can be seen as a format for data arranged as a three dimensional array.


How to open:

You can open these files in Adobe Photoshop or any other graphics editor and view that work with *.pam files.

How to convert:

Possibly can be exported or converted to other graphics formats in programs that have support for PAM graphics.

How to solve problems with PAM files

  • Associate the PAM file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any PAM file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.PAM files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the PAM file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .PAM is Portable arbitrary map. Because only the current version supports the latest PAM file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems Incorporated manufacturer website after an available .PAM is Portable arbitrary map update.
  • To make sure that your PAM file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.