svgz The .svgz extension files are Scalable Vector Graphics files that have been compressed using the GZIP compression. These files support graphical elements that include transparency, animations, gradients and filters. They consist of graphics data that is put together in an XML format. Images, text and vector graphic shapes which are paths that comprise of curves and straight lines are the three kinds of graphic objects allowed by .svg extension format. Excellent dynamic and interactive images can be created using the Scalable Vector Graphics technology which has been developed by W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) SVG group in 1998 and launched in 1999. It has been used by many web designers since then for attractive graphical representation. As per W3C recommendation, SMIL is the right choice for SVG when it comes to animation. Onmouseover or Onclick assignments can also be configured for objects in the SVG graphics to handle specific animation events to make the image dynamic and interactive.
ppm The .ppm file extension is used for Portable PixMap format files and is intended to be an intermediate format that can be used in the development and conversion of other file formats. This format was specifically designed so that it could easily be exchanged between various platforms. It is very simple but not very storage efficient. Before the PPM format was introduced, Jef Poskanzer invented the PBM format in the year 1980 for transmission of monochrome bitmaps as ASCII text in email messages. He also developed a tool library for easy conversion of the PBM files to other graphical formats and vice versa. This library was called Pbmplus and was released in 1988. Later Poskanzer developed the PPM format along with the PGM format and the requisite tools that were added to Pbmplus.