XBM File Format
The format is not compressed (it in fact, it is extremely verbose), and is unusual in that as well as being a graphics file format, it is also valid C programming source code. In typical uses, the verbosity is not a major disadvantage, in that this format is normally used to store only very small images.
For color images, a similar format to XBM, namely XPM, has devised.
A technical discussion of this format can be found in Chapter 15 of Graphics File Formats† by David C. Kay and John R. Levine.
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