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hi. I'm trying to convert a .BIR file into a bitmap file.
What components does a bitmap file has? Anybody has an idea?
Is there any websites useful for converting files into .bmp files using C++?
02-24-2004, 09:08 AM
Wotsit (http://www.wotsit.org/) is a useful place when looking for information on file formats.
02-24-2004, 12:20 PM
File reading and writing is like my favourite programming exercise!! Bitmaps are really easy to use ( even easier using win32 api functions but I'm talking about raw reading with your own function ) ...
I used wotsit, the files there gave me a really good insight into the way bitmaps worked and how they were structured.
Reading and writing .bmp is a frequently asked question in many programming groups on the net. Google (http://www.google.com) is your friend here ;) ..
If you need any help once you get started I'll gladly help you. :)
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