Need to Convert JPG to BMP? Easily convert many types of files with WinZip

Why convert .JPG files to .BMP files

A JPG file is a raster image file widely used across digital photography. JPG files are ideal for uploading and sharing online because of their small size and can be used and read by pretty much any program across computers and mobile devices. It’s the most widely used image compression format in the world and the default format for a lot of digital cameras and smartphone cameras. This is generally because they are very compressed without losing a huge amount of data. If you interact with any kind of digital photos, you’ll come across JPGs.

A BMP file, or bitmap, is a raster image file mainly designed by Microsoft for use on Windows systems. BMP files are widely supported by many applications across both Microsoft and Apple systems and are often used for digital photos. As they are raster files, they are based on pixels rather than formulas, so they cannot be scaled endlessly. But they are very high-quality image files, storing a lot of data, and can be compressed without losing that data or any color detail. This means the file sizes can end up being quite large.

While JPG images are compressed and mainly designed for digital photos online, BMP files contain much more data and are more suited for printing photos. BMP files are raster image files and were originally designed by Microsoft for Microsoft products, but today most systems, including Apple programs, have the ability to read BMP files. If you have one or even a whole selection of JPG files but would prefer to be using BMP files, you can convert JPG to BMP quickly and easily without losing much data by using WinZip.

How to convert JPG to BMP in WinZip

  • Step 1. Open the WinZip application.
  • Step 2. On the right-hand side, turn on “Convert Photos” then click on options and select “Convert Photo Settings” to choose the format you wish to convert to.
  • Step 3. Drag and drop the photo you would like to convert. The photo is automatically converted.

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