DIB Converter

Convert DIB files online for free.



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How to Convert a DIB file?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button to select your DIB files.
  2. Then select a target format and click the "Convert" button
  3. Once the conversion finishes, click the "Download" button to save the file.

Convert Any File

FreeConvert supports 500+ file formats. Simply upload your DIB files and select a popular file format to convert them to. Easily share your DIB files (in a widely supported format) after conversion.

Best Quality

We use both open-source and custom software to make sure our conversions are of the highest quality. In most cases, you can fine-tune conversion parameters using “Advanced Settings” (optional).

Free & Secure

Our DIB converter is free and works on any web browser. We guarantee file security and privacy. Files are protected with 256-bit SSL encryption and automatically deleted after a few hours.


Device-Independent Bitmap (DIB) is a type of bitmap (BMP) that displays properly on any device. DIB accomplishes this through the use of a color table that translates pixels to RGB colors. There are two types of DIB, bottom-up and top-down. The main difference between the two is that bottom-up DIB cannot be compressed, while top-down can. For additional information, Microsoft published an excellent article that describes the more technical aspects of DIB.

How to open a DIB file?

As a device-independent file type, DIB opens in most image viewers across platforms. For example, on Microsoft Windows, it opens in Paint. On macOS, it opens in Apple Preview, Apple Photos, and ColorStrokes. DIB opens readily in all Adobe image-viewing and editing applications. Furthermore, on Linux/Unix, as well as all platforms, you can use XnView MP and the free program GIMP to open DIB files.


DIB files convert easily to many other common file formats, such as PNG, PDF, JPG, and TIF. To accomplish this, there are lots of free image converter programs to choose from, such as XNConvert. FreeConvert's free tool can also be used to convert DIB files: DIB to JPG, DIB to PNG, DIB to TIF. One cool fact about DIB is that you can open it with a free text editor, which might reveal text that offers useful information about the image. 


Developed by: Microsoft Corporation

Initial Release: 20 November 1985



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