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What is a BMP file?

The BMP extension refers to the Bitmap Image format which is widely used to store raster graphics data. This device-independent image format doesn’t require any graphics adapter to display image data on various platforms like Windows and Mac. Having a lossless compression this format contains two-dimensional images, both monochrome and colored. Also, having the capacity of multiple color depths BMP image format has optional compression, alpha channels, and color profile features. This flexible format is ideal for use in different platforms and programs. Corel Painter is one of the finest software available for editing and enhancing BMP images.

How to open BMP files

  1. Know the location of the BMP file you want to open.
  2. Launch Painter and select File> Open. Or from the home menu select “Open Document”.
  3. When the file explorer opens select the file(s) you wish to open and select Open.
  4. Edit the BMP file using Painters many digital painting features, brushes, and tools.
  5. Before closing be sure to name and save the file. File> Save As. Then name the file as desired.

Open BMP on Windows with Corel Painter

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7

Open BMP on Mac with Corel Painter

  • macOS 10.15
  • macOS 10.14
  • macOS 10.13
  • with the latest revision

Corel Painter opens BMP files and many more formats

We designed Painter to open a wide range of file formats, including all of the following.

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