BMP File Extension

Bitmap Image File Type

Extension .bmp
Developer Microsoft
Popularity 5.0 (315 Votes)
Mime Type image/bmp
Default Program Adobe Photoshop
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 9/1/2022

What is a BMP File Type?

Also known as the Device Independent Bitmap (DIB), the BMP format was developed by Microsoft to save images that would not be distorted when they are viewed on different devices. The format

The BMP format starts with a-file head, which includes the file identifier, file size, width, height, data compression method (optional), color options and starting point of the bitmap data. This is followed by the raw pixel images and optional ICC color profile data.

BMP files are not compressed, so they can be large. The d' JPEG and PNG images are therefore common alternatives to the BMP format for saving and transferring digital images.

BMP file extension is created by Microsoft, also known as Bitmap Image File. BMP has been classified as Common File Types. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open BMP files in Adobe Photoshop program.



Free online BMP Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .BMP (Bitmap Image File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to BMP, merge, split and compare the BMP files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

BMP Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Bitmap Image File .BMP File Extensions while opening the .BMP files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open BMP Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Bitmap Image File on your system such as Adobe Photoshop.
  2. Associate default Adobe Adobe Photoshop program for *.bmp (Bitmap Image File) files.

    Associate BMP Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.BMP (e.g example.bmp) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Adobe Adobe Photoshop program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .bmp files.

    Associate BMP Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.BMP (e.g example.bmp) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Adobe Adobe Photoshop program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Adobe Photoshop extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related BMP File Extensions

BMP default file extension is .BMP and other similer related extensions are:

.bmml file extension .bmq file extension .abr file extension .acb file extension .acf file extension .aco file extension .act file extension .acv file extension .ado file extension .ahs file extension .ahu file extension .ai file extension .alv file extension .amp file extension .ams file extension .api file extension .arw file extension .asl file extension .asr file extension .ast file extension .asv file extension .atf file extension .atn file extension .avs file extension .axt file extension .blw file extension .cha file extension .cin file extension .cr2 file extension .crw file extension .csf file extension .csh file extension .dcm file extension .dcp file extension .dcs file extension .dib file extension .dng file extension .dpx file extension .eap file extension .epr file extension .eps file extension .exr file extension .fff file extension .ffo file extension .fxg file extension .gif file extension .grd file extension .hdr file extension .hdt file extension .heic file extension .icc file extension .icm file extension .ico file extension .iiq file extension .img file extension .iros file extension .irs file extension .j2c file extension .jp2 file extension .jpg file extension .jps file extension .jxr file extension .kdc file extension .kmz file extension .kys file extension .md0 file extension .mnu file extension .mos file extension .mrw file extension .mtl file extension .nef file extension .orf file extension .p3e file extension .p3l file extension .p3m file extension .p3r file extension .pat file extension .pbm file extension .pct file extension .pcx file extension .pdd file extension .pdf file extension .pdp file extension .pef file extension .pgm file extension .pict file extension .plugin file extension .pmg file extension .png file extension .ppm file extension .ps file extension .psb file extension .psdc file extension .psf file extension .psp file extension .pxr file extension .raf file extension .raw file extension .rle file extension .sct file extension .shc file extension .shh file extension .srf file extension .sta file extension .tb0 file extension .tga file extension .tif file extension .tpl file extension .u3d file extension .w file extension .x3f file extension .zvt file extension

All Platform Software Programs for BMP File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the BMP files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open BMP File on Windows

Software License Developer
Autodesk 3ds Max image. Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 for Windows  Open autodesk website. Commercial Autodesk
CADSoftTools ABViewer image. CADSoftTools ABViewer 10 for Windows  Open cadsofttools website. Commercial CADSoftTools
Acclaim Entertainment Re-Volt image. Acclaim Entertainment Re-Volt 000 for Windows  Open acclaim entertainment re volt website. Free Acclaim Entertainment Re-Volt
ACD Systems ACDSee image. ACD Systems ACDSee 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET image. Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET 16.3.0 for Windows  Open aspose website. Commercial Aspose
ACD Systems Canvas image. ACD Systems Canvas X 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
CELSYS Clip Studio Paint Pro image. CELSYS Clip Studio Paint Pro 1 for Windows  Open celsys website. Commercial CELSYS
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Roxio Creator image. Roxio Creator NXT PRO 5 for Windows  Open roxio website. Commercial Roxio
IMSI DesignCAD image. IMSI DesignCAD 2019 for Windows  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
ACCA Edificius image. ACCA Edificius BIM 2 for Windows  Open acca website. Commercial ACCA
Psychology Software Tools E-Prime image. Psychology Software Tools E-Prime 2 for Windows  Open psychology software tools website. Commercial Psychology Software Tools
Microsoft Excel image. Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for Windows  Open wondershare website. Commercial Wondershare
Adobe Fireworks image. Adobe Fireworks CS6 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Flash image. Adobe Flash CC for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
AutoDesSys formZ image. AutoDesSys formZ 7 for Windows  Open autodessys website. Commercial AutoDesSys
Adobe FreeHand image. Adobe FreeHand 11 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Blackmagic Design Fusion image. Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 for Windows  Open blackmagic design website. Commercial Blackmagic Design
Newera Graphics Converter Pro image. Newera Graphics Converter Pro 3 for Windows  Open newera website. Commercial Newera
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
ImageMagick image. ImageMagick 7 for Windows  Open imagemagick website. Open Source ImageMagick
Adobe InDesign image. Adobe InDesign 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
IrfanView image. IrfanView 4 for Windows  Open irfanview website. Freeware IrfanView
Irrlicht image. Irrlicht 1 for Windows  Open irrlicht website. Open Source Irrlicht
Samsung Kies image. Samsung Kies 3 for Windows  Open samsung website. Freeware Samsung
XBMC Foundation Kodi image. XBMC Foundation Kodi 14 for Windows  Open xbmc foundation website. Open Source XBMC Foundation
JRiver Media Center image. JRiver Media Center 19 for Windows  Open jriver website. Freeware JRiver
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro image. MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2020 for Windows  Open magix website. Commercial MAGIX
Natron image. Natron 1 for Windows  Open natron website. Open Source Natron
Nero image. Nero 2019 for Windows  Open nero website. Commercial Nero
Kofax OmniPage image. Kofax OmniPage ULTIMATE 19 for Windows  Open kofax website. Commercial Kofax
Opera image. Opera 20 for Windows  Open opera website. Freeware Opera
Corel Painter image. Corel Painter 2021 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Nuance PaperPort image. Nuance PaperPort 14 for Windows  Open nuance website. Commercial Nuance
Chaos Group Pdplayer image. Chaos Group Pdplayer 1 for Windows  Open chaos group website. Commercial Chaos Group
Apowersoft Phone Manager image. Apowersoft Phone Manager 2 for Windows  Open apowersoft website. Freeware Apowersoft
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for Windows  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Elements image. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Corel Pinnacle Studio image. Corel Pinnacle Studio 24 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans image. Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans 5 for Windows  Open okino computer graphics website. Commercial Okino Computer Graphics
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Windows  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
CyberLink PowerDVD image. CyberLink PowerDVD 20 for Windows  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
CyberLink PowerProducer image. CyberLink PowerProducer 6 for Windows  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Quark QuarkXPress image. Quark QuarkXPress 2020 for Windows  Open quark website. Commercial Quark
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe image. Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010 for Windows  Open smith micro website. Commercial Smith Micro
Golden Software Surfer image. Golden Software Surfer 13 for Windows  Open golden software website. Commercial Golden Software
Synfig Studio Development Team Synfig Studio image. Synfig Studio Development Team Synfig Studio 1 for Windows  Open synfig studio development team website. Open Source Synfig Studio Development Team
IMSI TurboCAD image. IMSI TurboCAD PRO PLATINUM 2018 for Windows  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
IMSI TurboPDF image. IMSI TurboPDF 7 for Windows  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
MAGIX VEGAS image. MAGIX VEGAS 16 for Windows  Open magix website. Commercial MAGIX
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for Windows  Open xilisoft website. Commercial Xilisoft
Corel VideoStudio image. Corel VideoStudio 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Viewplot image. Viewplot 2 for Windows  Open viewplot website. Commercial Viewplot
Golden Software Voxler image. Golden Software Voxler 3 for Windows  Open golden software website. Commercial Golden Software
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer image. Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer WINDOWS 7 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Bundled Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Photos image. Microsoft Windows Photos 2020 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Bundled Microsoft
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for Windows  Open xnsoft website. Freeware XnSoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BMP File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Autodesk 3ds Max image. Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 for MacOs  Open autodesk website. Commercial Autodesk
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
CELSYS Clip Studio Paint Pro image. CELSYS Clip Studio Paint Pro 1 for MacOs  Open celsys website. Commercial CELSYS
MacPhun ColorStrokes image. MacPhun ColorStrokes 2 for MacOs  Open macphun website. Commercial MacPhun
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for MacOs  Open google website. Freeware Google
Microsoft Excel image. Microsoft Excel 365 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for MacOs  Open wondershare website. Commercial Wondershare
Apple Final Cut Pro image. Apple Final Cut Pro X for MacOs  Open apple website. Commercial Apple
Adobe Fireworks image. Adobe Fireworks CS6 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Flash image. Adobe Flash CC for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
AutoDesSys formZ image. AutoDesSys formZ 7 for MacOs  Open autodessys website. Commercial AutoDesSys
Adobe FreeHand image. Adobe FreeHand 11 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Blackmagic Design Fusion for Mac image. Blackmagic Design Fusion for Mac 8 for MacOs  Open blackmagic design website. Commercial Blackmagic Design
Newera Graphics Converter Pro image. Newera Graphics Converter Pro 3 for MacOs  Open newera website. Commercial Newera
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
ImageMagick image. ImageMagick 7 for MacOs  Open imagemagick website. Open Source ImageMagick
Adobe InDesign image. Adobe InDesign 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Apple iPhoto image. Apple iPhoto 9 for MacOs  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
Irrlicht image. Irrlicht 1 for MacOs  Open irrlicht website. Open Source Irrlicht
Samsung Kies image. Samsung Kies 3 for MacOs  Open samsung website. Freeware Samsung
XBMC Foundation Kodi image. XBMC Foundation Kodi 14 for MacOs  Open xbmc foundation website. Open Source XBMC Foundation
Macgo Mac Media Player image. Macgo Mac Media Player 2 for MacOs  Open macgo website. Freeware Macgo
JRiver Media Center image. JRiver Media Center 19 for MacOs  Open jriver website. Freeware JRiver
Natron image. Natron 1 for MacOs  Open natron website. Open Source Natron
Nuance OmniPage Pro X image. Nuance OmniPage Pro X 1 for MacOs  Open nuance website. Commercial Nuance
Opera image. Opera 20 for MacOs  Open opera website. Freeware Opera
Corel Painter image. Corel Painter 2021 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Chaos Group Pdplayer image. Chaos Group Pdplayer 1 for MacOs  Open chaos group website. Commercial Chaos Group
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for MacOs  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Apple Photos image. Apple Photos 1 for MacOs  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Elements image. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for MacOs  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac image. Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2019 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Apple Preview image. Apple Preview 10 for MacOs  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
Quark QuarkXPress image. Quark QuarkXPress 2020 for MacOs  Open quark website. Commercial Quark
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac image. Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac 16 for MacOs  Open smith micro website. Commercial Smith Micro
Synfig Studio Development Team Synfig Studio image. Synfig Studio Development Team Synfig Studio 1 for MacOs  Open synfig studio development team website. Open Source Synfig Studio Development Team
Roxio Toast image. Roxio Toast 18 for MacOs  Open roxio website. Commercial Roxio
IMSI TurboCAD for Mac image. IMSI TurboCAD for Mac DELUXE V10 for MacOs  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for MacOs  Open xilisoft website. Commercial Xilisoft
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft Word for Mac image. Microsoft Word for Mac 2019 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for MacOs  Open xnsoft website. Freeware XnSoft

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BMP file on Linux

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Linux  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
ImageMagick image. ImageMagick 7 for Linux  Open imagemagick website. Open Source ImageMagick
Irrlicht image. Irrlicht 1 for Linux  Open irrlicht website. Open Source Irrlicht
XBMC Foundation Kodi image. XBMC Foundation Kodi 14 for Linux  Open xbmc foundation website. Open Source XBMC Foundation
Natron image. Natron 1 for Linux  Open natron website. Open Source Natron
Opera image. Opera 20 for Linux  Open opera website. Freeware Opera
Chaos Group Pdplayer image. Chaos Group Pdplayer 1 for Linux  Open chaos group website. Commercial Chaos Group
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Linux  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Synfig Studio Development Team Synfig Studio image. Synfig Studio Development Team Synfig Studio 1 for Linux  Open synfig studio development team website. Open Source Synfig Studio Development Team
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for Linux  Open xnsoft website. Freeware XnSoft

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BMP file on Web

Software License Developer
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for Web  Open google website. Freeware Google
Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans image. Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans 5 for Web  Open okino computer graphics website. Commercial Okino Computer Graphics

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BMP file on iOS

Software License Developer
Google Drive for iOS image. Google Drive for iOS 4 for iOS  Open google website. Freeware Google
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for iOS  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Apple Photos image. Apple Photos 1 for iOS  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
Pixelmator Team Pixelmator for iOS image. Pixelmator Team Pixelmator for iOS 2 for iOS  Open pixelmator team website. Commercial Pixelmator Team

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen BMP file on Android

Software License Developer
Google Drive for Android image. Google Drive for Android 4 for Android  Open google website. Freeware Google
XBMC Foundation Kodi for Android image. XBMC Foundation Kodi for Android 16 for Android  Open xbmc foundation website. Open Source XBMC Foundation
Apowersoft Phone Manager image. Apowersoft Phone Manager 2 for Android  Open apowersoft website. Freeware Apowersoft
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for Android  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Android  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

BMP file extension icon image.About BMP - Bitmap Image File

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Updated 9/1/2022


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