The most widely recognizable of all the existing image formats JPEG has a lot of advantages. Shooting in JPEG provides for relatively high quality images alongside with small size that makes them suitable for the web. No matter that JPEG files seem to be of high quality, this format practices lossy compression mode meaning that each time you save a file as JPEG there will be some information sacrificed. BMP seems to be completely different from JPEG. It’s an old image format developed by Microsoft to store bitmap images and make them device independent. Being device independent in this respect means that the color specified by a bitmap does not depend on the way this color is interpreted by a certain device representing it. BMP never sacrifices any file information and is uncompressed. There may be different reasons for converting JPEG images to BMP, but the main reason is that BMP is more compatible with DOS. Situations when JPEG files are not easily recognizable or not liable to be edited on some specific software are extremely rare – it’s not for nothing that JPEG is considered the most universally recognizable image format. Still, some very specific programs require BMP to be more appropriate for image processing. BMP images can be edited on a pixel by pixel basis – each pixel seems to be independent for any alteration, meaning that when one deals with logos, or small detailed images then BMP should be the preference. The file size of BMP is large, but BMP is not a bad choice for archival purposes because it preserves full image quality. Using ImageConverter Plus you can easily convert JPEG to BMP. Specify appropriate color depth from monochrome up to 24-bit true color. There are additional options for our advanced users enabling them to specify the row direction from bottom to top or vice versa. Please note that resolution of BMP images is fixed, so resizing them may cause distortion.