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Details of extension .bmp

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .bmp file extension. We'll explain what exactly a .bmp file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .bmp files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too. Let's see the 2 file formats associated with this file extension!


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bmp file - BPM Studio Skin Bitmap

BPM Studio Skin Bitmap

The BML file is a BPM Studio Skin Bitmap. Alcatech BPM studio is a next generation audio-player, providing all new ways of playing, editing, and archiving audio files.
Category: Data files
Application: BPM Studio
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.set BPM Studio Encrypted User Information
.mem BPM Studio Sampler Functions Data
.eqp BPM Studio Equalizer Presets Data
.gps BPM Studio Playlist Structure
bmp file - Windows Bitmap Image

Windows Bitmap Image

The BMP file is a Windows Bitmap Image. BMP or DIB (device-independent bitmap) is a bitmapped graphics format used internally by the Microsoft Windows graphics subsystem (GDI), and used commonly as a simple graphics file format on that platform.
Category: Graphic files
Application: XnView
Program name: -
Mime-type: image/bmp
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
bmpf, dib, rl4, rl8, vga
Related extensions:
.png Portable Network Graphics Image
.iso CALS ISO 8613 Bitmap
.wbz Webshots Image
.rsb Red Storm Bitmap Image

The .bmp file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .bmp extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .bmp file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.nmp NewsMaker Project
.bhp BHP Survey Tool Data
.mp MatrixPlot Data
.mbp Modbus Poll Data File
.bpm Battle Planner Module
.bnp Sony HD Camcorder Video Metadata

The .bmp extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .bmp filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

vmp (1), bhp (1), nmp (1), mp (1), fmp (1), bp (1), hmp (1), gmp (1), bml (1), bkp (1)

Having trouble opening a .bmp file?

If you want to open a .bmp file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .bmp association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.bmp

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program with which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android