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.DIB File Extension

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File TypeDevice Independent Bitmap 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.

Definition

Generic Windows or OS/2 bitmap graphic; similar to a .BMP file, but has different header information; supports 1, 4, 8, and 24 bits per pixel if the image is uncompressed and 4 and 8 bits per pixel if the image uses RLE compression; a 24-bit DIB image contains 8 bits, or 1 byte for each RGB color.

More Information

Since DIB files are saved in a standard bitmap format, they can be opened by most image editors and image viewing applications.

Programs that open DIB files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
Adobe InDesign CC 2015
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
Newera Graphics Converter Pro
GIMP
Mac
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
Adobe InDesign CC 2015
GIMP
Linux
GIMP
Updated 12/7/2012