BITMAP file format description

Many people share .bitmap files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bitmap file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bitmap files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.xbm - X Bitmap Image

The XBM graphic files are related to XnView. The XBM file is an X Bitmap image. XBM is an image format used by the X Window System. It can be created and manipulated using any text editor, and can be included in a C language source file.

Graphic files
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bitmap, bm
X Bitmap Image related extensions:
ZX Spectrum Hobetta Image
Pocket PC Bitmap Image
Amapi Image
Sony Mavica Picture
GoDot Image
TI-73 Bitmap

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bitmap file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bitmap files. Be especially cautious with .bitmap files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bitmap file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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