BMP Files
Microsoft Bitmap files

BMP is a data directory which contains examples of BMP files. The BMP file is a bitmap image format developed by Microsoft and commonly used in the Windows operating system for storing icons.

BMP File Characteristics:


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.


  1. Microsoft Corporation,
    Microsoft Windows Programmer's Reference,
    Volume 5; Messages, Structures, and Macros,
    Microsoft Press, 1993.

Sample files:

ALL_GRAY is a (tiny) monochrome image.

BLACKBUCK is an image of a deer.

BMP_08 a small monochrome image created by BMP_IO;

BMP_24 a small three-color image created by BMP_IO;


GREENLAND_GRID_VELO is a map of ice sheet velocity over Greenland.

LENA is a 512x512 grayscale image.

SNAIL is an image of a snail.

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Last revised on 16 January 2011.