Making the BMP images available for distribution over the Web
The image saved in the BMP format
can be compared with the computer monitor. In order to understand how the BMP image is displayed, one needs to understand how a computer monitor displays an image. It is a map of bits that form a particular picture when rendered to a display. The display is made up of rows and columns of tiny blocks, or pixels. In a bitmap image, each pixel is assigned at least one bit to indicate whether the pixel should reflect the background color, the foreground color, or some other color. When dealing with colored images, there exist several color and lighting gradations. Each pixel of the BMP image might have 16, 24, or 48 bits of information associated with it. The more bits, the greater resolution we have, and the larger the image file we get. The main advantage of the BMP image format is that each pixel within the image is independently available for any processing. It supports lossless compression algorithm, so no matter how much it’s amended, the image quality is not degraded. It definitely results in a huge file size. Although BMP is great for image manipulation, it should be converted to JPEG for further distribution. Converting BMP to JPEG
definitely results in a lower image quality, though the image size allows these images to be used in the web. When converting BMP to JPEG, ImageConverter Plus allows specifying the image quality in percentage. To take less space while producing high quality images is the main purpose the developers of ImageConverter Plus set for converting BMP images to JPEG.