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BMP file format

File extension
.bmp
File category
Description
BMP – is a popular format for storing the scan-line files, presented by Microsoft experts. It is designed exclusively for single-layered scan-lines. Such files are able to have several extensions: .rle, .dib, .bmp. With the built-in support in Windows OS / 2, the extension is seamlessly opened by a variety of applications.
Technical details
The image is placed with the DIB extension, which implies the ability to determine the hue of the pixel in a form that is not related to the method used by the color display. As a result, Windows OS can display a scan-line image on any kind of display device. The BMP files are larger in size because they contain an uncompressed image.
Programs
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Photo Editor
Paintbrush
Main program
MS Paint
Developer
Microsoft
MIME type
Image/x-ms-bmp
image/bmp