BMP file extension - Standard Windows bitmap image
What is bmp file? How to open bmp files?
File type specification:
bmp file icon:
The bmp file extension is commonly used for bitmap files - standard, non-compressed bit-mapped graphics format used in the Windows (and also OS/2).
The *.bmp files store graphics in a format called device-independent bitmap (DIB).
Bitmap images, also called raster images, use a grid (the bitmap or raster) of small squares known as pixels to represent images. Each pixel is assigned a specific location and color value.
Also Award BIOS versions have the ability to display a full-screen boot logo instead of the usual POST screen. The logo itself is embedded in the BIOS image, and although its file name has the extension .BMP, it is not a BMP file - it's a simplistic format referred to AWBM.
MIME-types used for .bmp files:
The default software associated to bmp file type:
Company or developer:
IrfanView is a freeware image viewer for Microsoft Windows with support for many graphic formats and easy to use user interface, first released in 1996. Since then it grew to a very popular software with millions of users that is available in almost 30 languages.
Company or developer:
XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS.
List of software applications associated to the .bmp file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open bmp file, edit bmp file, convert bmp file, view bmp file, play bmp file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the bmp files.
- Open bmp file
- Save bmp file
- Edit bmp file
- View bmp file
- Convert bmp file
- Create bmp file
- Import bmp file
- Export bmp file
- Print bmp file
- Others bmp file
Software that open bmp file - Standard Windows bitmap image
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