Details of the .bmp file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .bmp file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .bmp file?
- What program do I need to open a .bmp file?
- How can the .bmp file be opened, edited or printed?
- Where can I find the specifications for .bmp?
- Which MIME-type is associated with the .bmp extension?
- How can I convert .bmp files to another format?
- What are other, similar filename extensions to .bmp?
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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database
Windows Bitmap Image
BMP file is a Windows Bitmap Image. BMP or DIB (device-independent bitmap) is a bitmapped graphics format used internally by the Microsoft Windows graphics subsystem (GDI), and used commonly as a simple graphics file format on that platform.
Other types of files may also use the .bmp file extension.
The following softwares are capable of converting .bmp files to other formats:
For example, using the softwares above, a .bmp file can be converted into one of the following formats:
The .bmp file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
Can't open a .bmp file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
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Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .bmp file association, check the FAQ.
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