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.BMP or .DIB (device-independent bitmap) is a bitmapped graphics format used internally by the Microsoft Windows graphics subsystem (GDI), and used commonly as a simple graphics file format on that platform.

BMP files are usually not compressed, so they are typically much larger than compressed image file formats for the same image.

BMP can also stand for the Basic Multilingual Plane, the 16-bit base of the Unicode character set.

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