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Informations about the BMP filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .bmp filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .bmp file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.bmp - Windows Bitmap Image

The BMP file is a Graphic file, which is connected to the Windows Bitmap Image according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Windows Bitmap Image (.bmp) files can be opened or converted with the help of XnView.

Format description:
BMP format
Magic string:
- / -
bmpf, dib, rl4, rl8, vga
Related links:
Adobe PhotoShop
Related extensions:
ZX Spectrum Hobetta Image
Pocket PC Bitmap Image
Amapi Image
Sony Mavica Picture
GoDot Image
TI-73 Bitmap

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .bmp file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .bmp extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .bmp files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .bmp file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .bmp file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .bmp file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .bmp file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .bmp extension

The .bmp filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .bmp files.

bkp, vmp, mp, hmp, fmp, bp, bmo, blp, nmp, mbp, gmp, bpm, bnp, bml

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .bmp file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .bmp extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

Steinberg WaveLab Backup Plan
Monochrome Picture TIFF Image
Worms Height Map
Sybase PowerDesigner Business Process Model
X Bitmap Image
Blizzard Texture Data

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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