File Type Bitmap Image File IconBitmap Image File
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common

Uncompressed raster image made up of a rectangular grid of pixels; each pixel is a different color (or level of gray for grayscale images), which together form an image; zooming in on a bitmap image will make it appear blocky since the size of each pixel increases.

View the BMP definition.

Open With

IconAdobe Photoshop

IconAdobe Photoshop Elements for Windows

IconAdobe Illustrator


IconApple Preview

IconApple Photos

IconACD Systems ACDSee for Mac

Updated 2007