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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?
  • How can I convert .bmp files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Windows Bitmap Image

.bmp
Description:
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

Windows Custom Cursor

Dr. Halo Bitmap Image

Desktop Color Separation Image

Multipage PCX Image

Other types of files may also use the .bmp file extension.

🔄 .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:

gif, jpg, pcx, pgm, png, ppm, tga, tif, emf, eps, ico, pbm, psd, ras, svg

🚫 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:

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Mobipocket Reader Data
Modbus Poll Data File
Binary Picture TIFF Image
BHP Survey Tool Data
MatrixPlot Data
GEM Desktop Publisher Document
Commodore Amiga Multi-palette Image
BrainVoyager QX Value Map
Steinberg WaveLab Backup Plan
Monochrome Picture TIFF Image

🔴 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:

Windows cannot open this file:

example.bmp

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.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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