BMP file extension

Below you'll find information on
known file type that uses the .BMP file extension.

Bitmap Image file
Extension Added: July, 21st 2013
Last Updated: July, 21st 2013

Category:Raster Image Files
Popularity: (Very common)

The BMP file format is used for storing raster graphics image files and for displaying them on any device regardless of the operating system used. Over the years it has become one of the most popular formats for saving uncompressed raster images.

Bitmap files contain a rectangular grid of pixels of different colors and a header with the file size, height, width, identifier, color settings, etc. Bitmap pictures can have various color depths depending on the bits per pixel ratio.

The Bitmap format can be used for storing both monochrome and color images and may also include data compression and alpha channels.