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How to open .bmp file extension?

File Type : Image file type
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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What is .bmp file extension?

.bmp file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
BMP files: The BMP file type is primarily associated with 'Windows OS/2 Bitmap Graphics'. It is an uncompressed raster image comprised of a rectangular grid of pixels. The file contains a file header (bitmap identifier, file size, width, height, color options, and bitmap data starting point) and bitmap pixels, each with a different color.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .bmp files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • ACD Systems ACDSee 17
  • ACD Systems Canvas 15
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X7
  • Microsoft Paint
  • Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
  • Microsoft Windows Photos
  • Other image viewer
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
  • Nuance OmniPage Ultimate
  • Nuance PaperPort 14
  • Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
  • Run with an IBM or Apache server with BSF support
Apple Mac OS X:
  • ACD Systems ACDSee 2
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Other image viewer
  • Apple Preview
  • Roxio Toast 12
  • MacPhun ColorStrokes
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
  • Apple Photos