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BMP file

This page contains information on the BMP file extension (Windows bitmap file)

File extension.BMP, .RLE, .DIB
CategoryImage File
DescriptionMay be the simplest file format, BMP was developed jointly by Microsoft and IBM. That is why it is widespread on Windows platform. This extension is characterized a raster graphic format which is recognized by many programs today. In comparison with other bitmap formats, JPEG and GIF, BMP keeps color data for each pixel in the image and doesn't compress images to decrease a file size. That is what makes it perfect file format for printable images.
Associated programsAdobe Photoshop
MS Paint
Microsoft Photo Editor
Paintbrush
Developed byMicrosoft
MIME typeimage/bmp
Image/x-ms-bmp
Useful linksMore detailed information on BMP files

Convert BMP files

Using CoolUtils Online BMP Converter it is possible to convert BMP files to a variety of other formats:

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