BMP - Microsoft Windows Bitmap

What is a BMP file

BMP, which stands for Bitmap is an image file format developed by Microsoft. It's known for its straightforward structure, which essentially represents a map of bits, or in simpler terms, a raster image

BMP files are primarily used in the Windows operating system and can be used for various purposes, such as storing images, textures, icons, and more. These files are widely supported and can be uncompressed or compressed without loss of quality.

What is a BMP file

When it comes to opening BMP files, you have several options at your disposal.

Whether you are looking for basic viewing or advanced editing capabilities, here is a list of software and applications that can help you seamlessly access BMP images:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • MS Paint
  • Microsoft Photo Editor
  • Paintbrush
  • GIMP
  • Web Browsers

If you need to convert BMP files to other formats or vice versa, online converter tools are available.