Saving Images in BMP (Windows Bitmap) Format

This section provides a tutorial example on how to save an image in BMP (Windows Bitmap) format with 24-bit colors.

To compare JPEG image file format with other formats, I want to save the same images in BMP (Windows Bitmap) format:

1. Click menu File > Open. The "Open Image" dialog box shows up.

2. Browse and select the GIMP-Red-Gradient-Spiral.xcf file mentioned in the previous section. The red gradient spiral image shows up.

3. Click menu File > Save As. The "Save Image" dialog box shows up.

4. Enter Name: GIMP_Red_Gradient_Spiral.bmp. Open the "Select File Type" list near the bottom of the dialog box and select the "Windows BMP image" option.

5. Click Save on the "Save Image" dialog box. The "Save as BMP" dialog box shows up.

6. Open the "Advanced Options" list. Make sure that the "24 bits (R8 G8 B8)" option is selected.
GIMP Save BMP Color Level

Last update: 2008.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 Saving Images in JPG/JPEG Format

Saving Images in BMP (Windows Bitmap) Format

 Comparing File Sizes of Image File Formats

 Comparing JPEG High Quality Levels

 Comparing JPEG Low Quality Levels

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version