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BMP file format

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Description.bmp (Bitmap Image File) The .bmp format, also known as bitmap, is a raster graphics image file format used to store digital images. This format was developed by Microsoft for use on Windows, and it is widely supported on both Windows and macOS systems. BMP files are typically large because they contain a detailed, uncompressed representation of the image data. This format is suitable for storing high-quality digital photos, though it's not as commonly used for web or email due to its large file size compared to formats like JPEG or PNG.
Technical detailsThe `.bmp` format, Bitmap, is a simple raster graphics format developed by Microsoft. Here are the key technical details: - Pixel Storage: No compression, resulting in large file sizes. - Color Depth: Supports various depths, 24-bit offers truecolor. - Uncompressed: Mostly used uncompressed. - Palette: Uses color palette for lower depths. - Header Information: Contains image details. - Alpha Channels: Some support transparency. - Device Independence: Consistent appearance across devices. - Simplicity: Easy to read/write but lacks modern features. - Compatibility: Widely supported but has larger file sizes. - No Metadata: Doesn't support extensive metadata. - Rare for Web: Rarely used due to large size. - Applications: Common in Windows for wallpaper and basic editing. `.bmp` is simple and compatible but not optimized for file size or web use, declining in favor of more efficient formats.
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