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 files. 

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 bitmap.

ICO is a image file extension for small Windows icon. *.ICO can store more than one images with different sizes or colors. Normally it is 16*16 and 32*32 pixels square with 16 colors. Windows XP or VISTA supports bigger size like 48*48 or 256*256 and 32-bit color depth.

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a way to store images by compressing digital images, especially for natural or real scenes. However, it is not suite for online drawings and cartoons. When compressing images, some information will be lost. But human eyes wonít find the inconspicuous difference.

To convert bmp dib rle 2bp ico to jpg file, please download JPEG Photo Converter.



Other image format definition:

CDR is the extension of saving format of one kind of image used specially by CoreDraw, which is a powerful software to draw pictures and arrange the layout and itís been widely used in designing or making trademark, drawing the illustrates color output and so on. *.cdr image file could be only opened after setting up the relative software that relates to CoreDraw.

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