Bitmap .BMP Files


The Bitmap filter imports and exports Windows bitmap images. When loading bitmap files with coordinates, the coordinate information comes from a geotiff (internal information) or external files.


File Description

In computer graphics, a bitmap is a type of memory organization or image file format used to store digital images. The term bitmap comes from the computer programming terminology, meaning a map of bits, a spatially mapped array of bits.


Used as the standard bitmap storage format in the Microsoft Windows environment. Although it is based on Windows internal bitmap data structures, it is supported by many non-Windows and non-PC applications.


File Name Extensions



Format(s) Supported for Import

device-independent bitmap; 1, 4, 8, 24 bit per pixel


Format(s) Supported for Export

device-independent bitmap; 8, 24 bit per pixel


Import Method

Choose the File | Import command.


Export Method

Choose the File | Export command or select an image module and choose the File | Save Data command.


Export Options

Specify the export options in the Export Options dialog, Size and Color page.



See Also

File Format Chart

File | Import

File | Export

File | Save Data