BMP File Extension

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Bitmap Image Format
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What is BMP file?

The .bmp stands for Windows bitmap image file type. Although this format was first introduced by Microsoft, nowadays all the major operating systems and image software support this image format. The structure of the file consists of the proprietary windows bitmap data structure which stores the pixel information to represent the image file.

The image format uses a simple RLE compression technique for Image storage which is fairly inefficient for large and complex image data. This is one of the most trivial Image formats and currently is in its 4th updated version. As its compression ratio is less, it is used less often than other popular formats like PNG and JPEG.

Conversion of a BMP file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the BMP extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of BMP file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from BMP extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to BMP file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the BMP file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the BMP file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the BMP file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the BMP file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the BMP file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the BMP file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the BMP file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on BMP file.

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