I’ve been working on a Rust library for reading and writing the BMP image format.

It’s called bmp-rs, it’s pretty good now, and you should use it instead of ImageMagick or whatever else you’re using to read .bmp files today.

The BMP file format is an old one that dates back to Windows 3.1 days (1991). It was designed as a replacement for the uncompressed bitmap (.PNG) format which had just come out in 1989 with version 1.0 of the PNG specification

Back to Main