Some specialized embroidery digitizing programs can create embroidery designs from bitmap images. It may not always be perfect, but simple images can be digitized pretty closely to the original and used to be sewn for example on t-shirts.
Convert Standard Windows bitmap image to Poe, Huskygram, Singer EU embroidery design file.
We have found 2 software records in our database eligible for .bmp to .csd file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert bmp to csd on Windows
An embroidery design tool from Janome
Convert from bmp file format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned bmp to csd. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
An embroidery designs manager