BMP (Bitmap) is very popular nowadays due
to the common use of Windows. That is because BMP is the
standard format used by Windows for saving image files. It
contains more image information than the JPEG, and there is
almost no compression of images. So it takes a larger disk
space. Presently, 24 bits per pixel BMP files are the most
common in all the 1, 4, 8, 15, 24, 32, 64 bits per pixel BMP
DIB is device-independent
bitmap, which exchanges DIB between devices and applications
with a lot of internal data.
RLE is Run Length Encoding, lossless
data compression in bmp format to decrease the file size.
2bp or 2bpp is also a kind of Windows
WMF (Windows Metafile) is a 16- bit
graphic format appearing on MS Windows systems. It became
commonly used since the wide use of graphics formats, like
GIF and JPEG. Windows graphic layers GDI can execute the WMF
format to store image. It contains the functions of
compressing files, editing images and so on. Generally, a
whole image is stored as a sequence of separated parts. The
images are often rough and can be edited only in Microsoft
WMZ is Compressed Windows Metafile.
TIF/TIFF (Tag Image File Format) is
widely and common used lossless image format in all
platforms, such as Mac, Windows, Unix. With the ability of
storing arbitrary number of bits per pixel and having
variety of compression algorithms, TIFF is favored by most
people, especially by graphic designers. TIFF supports CMYK,
RGB, Lab, indexed color and grayscale with alpha avenue and
Bitmap images without alpha avenue. When approving or adding
new tags, it can extend TIFF format by using tags. That is,
the image information can be stored and arranged.
bmp wmf wmz to tif file,
TIF Image Builder.
PBM, short for Portable Bit Map,
the lowest common denominator grayscale file format, which
is a part of Netpbm. It is easy to convert to any other
graphics format, or to manipulate the image. It's an
intermediary format to store a file or to transmit it to
someone between two other programs. And it contains a system
of one or more PBM images.