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BMP file: How can I open a .BMP file?

The table below provides useful information about the .bmp file extension. It answers questions such as:

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✅ Windows Bitmap Image

Windows Bitmap Image .bmp file icon
The 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.
Category: Graphic files
Application: XnView
Mime-type: image/bmp
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
BMP aliases:
bmpf, dib, rl4, rl8, vga
BMP related links:
BMP related extensions:
Art Image

AT&T Group 4 Bitmap Image

CALS Compressed Bitmap

CorelDraw Drawing

Computer Graphics Metafile

Corel Photo-Paint Image

✅ BPM Studio Skin Bitmap

BPM Studio Skin Bitmap .bmp file icon
The BML file is a BPM Studio Skin Bitmap. Alcatech BPM studio is a next generation audio-player, providing all new ways of playing, editing, and archiving audio files.
The BMP format description is not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: BPM Studio
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
BMP aliases:
BMP related links:
BMP related extensions:
BPM Studio Playlist Structure

BPM Studio Cue Points Data

BPM Studio Scan Data

BPM Studio Equalizer Presets Data

BPM Studio Playlist Archive

BPM Studio Editor Peak Data

⚠ Be careful with .bmp files.

It's important to know that the .bmp file extension can be used by various programs, not just the ones you expect. This includes potentially harmful software or malware that might create .bmp files. Be cautious when dealing with .bmp files from unknown sources.

🔄 .bmp converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .bmp files to other formats:

XnView, Gimp, IrfanView, OpenOffice.org

For example, using the softwares above, a .bmp file can be converted into one of the following formats:

emz, wmz, rsrc, lbm, sxw, emf, jpe, syj, dxf, atk, fxd, wzl, pax, ps1, mng

🚫 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:

bhp, bkp, blp, bm, bml, bmo, bnp, bp, bpm, fmp, gmp, hmp, mbp, mp, nmp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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🔴 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:

Select an app to open this .bmp file

It means that the operating system does not have a default app associated with the .bmp file type. To resolve this issue and open the file, you can take the following steps:

If you don't know how to change the default app for the .bmp file, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. The extension of a file serves as a hint to the operating system and various software programs about the type of data contained within the file. When you alter a file's extension, you essentially modify how software applications interpret and handle that file. Every file has a specific format, also known as its file type or file format. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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