WBMP (Wireless Bitmap Image File)

The WBMP Raster image file format

WBMP are known as wireless bitmap images and can most commonly be found on older mobile devices. When cell phones haven't been as developed as they were today, WBMP was the image format to send images from one phone to another using the SMS messaging service. Contrary to images sent in between smart phones, the WBMP files can only display black and white images.

Technical details of WBMP files

This by now widely replaced raster image format was very useful for older generations of mobile phones. WBMP files share many similarities with BMP files, the standard bitmap images. Yet, they only support 1-bit image data and are thus only displaying black and white (monochrome) colors. This means that any other color or gray scale are not supported by the WBMP.

More information about the WBMP file format

File extension .wbmp
File category Raster image
Example file Download example.wbmp file (117.19 KiB)
Associated programs ACD Systems ACDSee (Windows)
ACD Systems Canvas (Windows)
Adobe Photoshop (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Photoshop Elements (Windows & MAc)
Corel PaintShop (Windows)
File Viewer (Android)
Inkscape (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Useful links More information about WBMP here
File conversion Convert a file to WBMP
Developer N/A