BMP file format

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The BMP file format or bitmap, is a raster graphics image file format used to store bitmap digital images, independently of the display device (such as a graphics adapter), especially on Microsoft Windows[2] and OS/2[3] operating systems.

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Windows Bitmap
Filename extension
.bmp, .dib
Internet media typeimage/bmp[1]
image/x-bmp
Type code'BMP '
'BMPf'
'BMPp'
Uniform Type Identifier (UTI)com.microsoft.bmp
Developed byMicrosoft Corporation
Type of formatRaster graphics
Open format?OSP for WMF
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The BMP file format is capable of storing two-dimensional digital images in various color depths, and optionally with data compression, alpha channels, and color profiles. The Windows Metafile (WMF) specification covers the BMP file format.[4]

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