A bpg file extension related to Better Portable Graphics (BPG Image format) a picture image file format used to store bitmap picture images.

There are 2 other file types using
the BPG file extension!

empty icon.bpg - Delphi project group

bpg icon.bpg - Atari Jaguar BPEG graphic file

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Software that open bpg file

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BPG file extension - Better Portable Graphics picture image

What is bpg file? How to open bpg files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

The bpg file extension is associated with the BPG Image format (Better Portable Graphics) developed for replacing JPEG picture image format.

BPG is lossy and lossless picture compression format based on HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding).

It supports grayscale, YCbCr, RGB, YCgCo color spaces with an optional alpha channel. CMYK is supported by reusing the alpha channel to encode an additional white component.


  • High compression ratio
  • Supported by various web browsers with a small JavaScript decoder
  • Lossless compression
  • Native support of 8 to 14 bits per channel for a higher dynamic range
  • Various metadata (EXIF, ICC, XMP)
  • Animation support


Updated: April 17, 2024

The default software associated to open bpg file:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logoXnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

A free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats and also supports export to 70 different file formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS (OS X).

Help how to open:

Now is viewable in Web browsers with JavaScript decoder installed on web the page.

How to convert:

Web browser is able to save *.bpg files to *.png format.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .bpg file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open bpg file, edit bpg file, convert bpg file, view bpg file, play bpg file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

bpg file viewer - programs that view bpg file - Better Portable Graphics picture image

Programs supporting the exension bpg on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for view bpg file action.

Microsoft Windows:


Main software associated with bpg file by default:
XnView MP small icon XnView MP
Other suggested software:
Simple BPG Image viewer

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