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.BMP File Extension

File TypeBitmap Image File

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CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a BMP file?

A BMP file is an uncompressed raster image comprised of a rectangular grid of pixels. It contains a file header (bitmap identifier, file size, width, height, color options, and bitmap data starting point) and bitmap pixels, each with a different color.

More Information

BMP files may contain different levels of color depths per pixel, depending on the number of bits per pixel specified in the file header. They may also be stored using a grayscale color scheme.

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Programs that open BMP files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
Corel PaintShop Pro X9
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8
ACD Systems Canvas X 16
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Other image viewer
Mac
Apple Preview
Apple Photos
ACD Systems ACDSee Mac Pro 3
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Other image viewer
Web
Google Drive
iOS
Google Drive
Android
Google Drive
Updated 7/28/2016

.BMP Extension Information

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