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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.
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
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a resolution-independent, open-standard file format. It is based on Extensible Markup Language (XML), uses vector graphics, and supports limited animation. The main benefit of using an SVG file is, as the name implies, its scalability. This file type can be resized without a loss in image quality. In addition, SVG is unique in that it is not an image format. Instead, it is an XML-based standard that provides information for creating two-dimensional vector images.
SVG files open readily in most web browsers, such as Firefox or Microsoft Edge. In addition, since SVG is an XML file, you can view the XML-associated text in any common text editor, such as Windows Notepad or Brackets for macOS.
It is possible to use Adobe programs for opening and editing SVG files. Just be sure to install the SVG Kit for Adobe Creative Suite plug-in first. Converting SVG files is possible with the aid of a few online tools. For conversion to non-vector file types, try our SVG to GIF or SVG to PDF tools. To convert to vector files like SVG into JPG, try our SVG to JPG or SVG to PNG tools.
Developed by: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Initial Release: 4 September 2001
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