View Full Version : what is bitmap made up of?

02-24-2004, 04:17 AM
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++?

Thanks alot.

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. :)