|Filename extension||.bmp .dib .rle|
|MIME||image/bmp image/x-bmp image/x-ms-bmp|
|Type code||'BMP ' 'BMPf' 'BMPp'|
|Uniform Type Identifier (UTI)||com.microsoft.bmp|
The BMP (Bitmap Picture) file format, also known as bitmap image file or device independent bitmap (DIB) file format or simply a 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 operating system.
The BMP file format is capable of storing two-dimensional digital images both monochrome and color, in various color depths, and optionally with data compression, alpha channels, and color profiles. The Windows Metafile (WMF) specification covers the BMP file format.