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Windows Bitmap

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BMP File Format as been widely used on Windows platform. Although it supports data compression and alpha channels, these features were not widely used as it was not supported by all image editors.
Common image file formats
Name
Windows Bitmap
Short nameBMP
Developed byMicrosoft
Year1984 (version 1)
1998 (version 5)
ProsFast to encode
ConsLarge file size
Features
Vector graphicsNo
Raster imageYes
LosslessYes
Animation supportNo
Transparency supportYes
Layers supportNo
HDRNo
Maximum bit depth8-bit
CMYK support (for print)No
Maximum number of channels4 (RGBA)
Commonly used forImage editing
Browser support (without plugin)
Google ChromeNo
Microsoft EdgeNo
SafariNo
FirefoxNo
OperaNo
Internet ExplorerNo
Additional
File extensions.bmp .dib
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