.DIB File Extension

Device Independent Bitmap

General Information

Title DIB File Extension
Extension .dib
Full Form Device Independent Bitmap
File Type Raster graphics file
Developer Microsoft Corporation
MIME Type image/bmp

File Function

Primary Function Store bitmap images
Additional Functions Compatibility with Windows
Features Device independent

File Characteristics

Quality Varies with resolution
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Image Editing Yes
Print Material Yes
Web Graphics Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low risk
Best Practices Regular updates, scanning

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1980s
Latest Update Continuously updated

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .bmp, .rle

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Paint Free Windows
Adobe Photoshop Paid Windows, Mac
GIMP Free Windows, Mac, Linux