It is best to create embroideries from vector graphics sources, however it is also possible to use bitmap images (BMP, JPG, PNG etc.). This is done through a special digitizing function that tries to create vector design from a bitmap. The more complex bitmap the harder it is for the function to reliably process the data and create nice embroidery design. In most cases it requires more than a simple editing by human hands.
Convert Standard Windows bitmap image to Melco embroidery design.
We have found 2 software records in our database eligible for .bmp to .exp file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert bmp to exp 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 exp. 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