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How to Recover Lost BMP Files?

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Jan 27, 2024 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

Life has become a race since everything is more like a competition, and winning the race is everyone's number one aim. In the struggling process to win a race and live life in this world, people have forgotten to enjoy. But we should be thankful to Microsoft for creating the different formats to store images like BMP file, JPEG file, PNG, etc. so that we can view the photos anytime, anywhere and enjoy those moments again.

  • Part 1. What Is BMP File?
  • Part 2. Pros and Cons of BMP Files
  • Part 3. How Does BMP File Work?
  • Part 4. How to Recover Deleted BMP Files on Windows and Mac?

Part 1. What Is BMP File?

The short form for "Bitmap Image File" is BMP that Microsoft developed. This is an image file format that contains bitmap graphic data. The BMP file images are device-independent, and they also don't require any graphic adapter to support their display. For this reason, they are also known as Device Independent Bitmap (DIB) format.

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BMP files are uncompressed image files that Windows and other platforms exclusively use. It's a grid of pixels where each square (pixel) contains color information. This format supports the various color depths, color profiles, alpha channels, and optional data compression. A BMP file cannot be compressed either transferred via the web.

BMP files are used commonly for storing 2D digital images. The uncompressed nature of these files leads to a larger-sized file as compared to other formats. Images saved in BMP file format would not be distorted when viewed on different devices.

Part 2. Pros and Cons of BMP Files

Everything has a good and a wrong side. It's not necessary that if something is widely used, it is flawless and does not have any problem. Let's discuss and overview a few of the pros and cons of the BMP file;



Part 3. How does BMP File Work?

The name of the file "Bitmap Image" indicates that the BMP file stores the color data for an individual pixel in the image without compressing it. On the other hand, JPEG and GIF formats are also bitmaps, but they use compression that makes their file size less than BMP. Therefore, BMP files are used for printable documents, while JPEG and GIF images are used on the web and for the transfer of image files.

Nature wise uncompressed file is large. Its size is directly related to the number of colors used as the quality is increased using better and more colors. Also, using fewer colors decreases the result and rate of the image and thereby reduces its size.

As BMP files are device-independent, this independence serves to open the file on different platforms such as Microsoft Windows and Mac. The data storage in BMP files is done in 2D digital images as monochrome and color format with various color depths.

Part 4. How to Recover Deleted BMP Files on Windows and Mac?

The word "Global Village" now seems more like a 'Tech Village." Who would have thought that life will change this much? In the same way, it was near to impossible to recover a deleted or lost file, but since Wondershare Recoverit took things into its hands, the world to recover lost files wholly changed.

If any of your files is lost, deleted, or inaccessible, the master of solutions, Wondershare Recoverit, helps you retrieve it within no time and with minimal effort.

The fantastic recovery software has uncountable features that benefit the user in the best possible way. Following are a few of its features;

Though it's beneficial and has so many benefits, people might still be unaware of the recovery software. We are here to guide and satisfy you completely. The following steps will help in the recovery;

Step 1. Choose the Location you want to Scan

First download and install Wondershare Recoverit to your computer. Then start the recovery process, you are advised to select the drive that you want the software to scan. Once you have chosen the location that needs a scan, click on the "Start" button in the bottom right corner.

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Step 2. Let the Drive be Scanned

After clicking the start button, the software will commence the scanning process. It will scan the selected hard disk drive keenly to retrieve any lost, deleted or inaccessible content.

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The scanning speed is deeply affected by the amount of data stored in the drive. It can take hours if the device is loaded, but if not, then scanning takes just a few minutes.

Step 3. Restore Now

Once the scanning is done, the software will notify you. At this point, you have to view and select the files that you want to recover. A "Recover" button on the bottom right corner will do the remaining magic. Just click on it and save the retrieved files.

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Spreading the most information among the users will help them understand the actual nature and advantages of a BMP file. And also, letting them know about Wondershare Recoverit because it can recover any deleted, lost, or inaccessible file.

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