.DIB File Extension

Device Independent Bitmap Graphic

Image File
The DIB (Device Independent Bitmap) file format was developed to allow free image transfer regardless of display device (hence the name of the format) or operating system. DIB files were first used with Microsoft Windows and IBM's OS/2.

DIB files are similar to bitmap files, the only thing differentiating them being the lack of a file header and the fact that they're not device dependent. The DIB file format contains all the information required for displaying a bitmap including color palette and metric resolution.

DIB files can store 2D images of various resolutions, widths or heights and with color depths of 1, 4, 8, 16, 24 or 32 bits per pixel. The DIB file format can also be compressed with various algorithms without affecting the quality of the image.

Rate Extension

Please rate how useful you found the information on this page:

(0 votes)

No visitors have left any information on the .DIB file extension.

Why not get the conversation started?

Simply leave a message in the box below, if you:

  • Know how to Open, Edit, Convert or Create these .DIB files
  • Know what software is associated with these files
  • Have any other information visitors may find useful