What is BMP File Extension?

Overview

BMP stands for Bitmap which is an image file. It is loaded with multiple advanced features like two-dimensional digital imaging, display devices, data compression and many more. The image file format has various color depths which are stored in certain codes.

Category

The app falls in the category of Raster Graphics Image File Format.

Supportive Apps

The Bitmap image files support many applications such as Microsoft products. It supports almost all image viewers and default browsers.

File Format

Raster Graphic Image File Format

MIME Type

image/bmp

image/x-bmp

Organization

It is the tech giant Microsoft introduced the file format.

Signature

Hexadecimal Signature: F6 04 00 00

Location

A BMP file is stored in OS app or an image viewer. Its location is set by users.

How to Open the BMP File Extension

Any default image app or an image viewer can open BMP file.