.DIB File Extension

Device-Independent Bitmap Image

Developer Microsoft
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What is a DIB file?

A DIB file is a raster image saved in the Device-Independent Bitmap format. It is similar to a .BMP bitmap image but has different header information. DIB files may be compressed or uncompressed; most are uncompressed.

More Information

Microsoft developed the DIB format for use with the Windows and OS/2 (Operating System/2) operating systems. The format supports 1-, 4-, 8-, or 24-bit pixels for uncompressed images, and 4- or 8-bit pixels for RLE-compressed images. 24-bit DIB images use 8 bits for each RGB color.

How to open a DIB file

You can open a DIB file with most image viewers and editors, including Microsoft Photos (Windows), Apple Preview (Mac), XnViewMP (multiplatform), and Adobe Photoshop (Windows, Mac).

How to convert a DIB file

You can use Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, or XnViewMP to convert DIB files to other image formats. For example, XnViewMP can convert DIB images to the following formats (and many others):

  • .JPG - JPEG Image
  • .GIF - Graphical Interchange Format
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
  • .BMP - Bitmap Image
  • .PCX - Paintbrush Bitmap Image
  • .TGA - Targa Graphic
  • .JP2 - JPEG 2000 Core Image
  • .JXR - JPEG XR Image
  • .WEBP - WebP Image

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