Bitmap (DIB) Specification RRS feed

  • Question

  • Could you point me to the Windows Device-Independent Bitmap specification?

    I read on Wikipedia that the Bitmap specification is a part of the Windows Metafile Format specification, however I can't find a full and cohesive specification.

    I'm interested in implementing a bitmap encoder in C++ for the Linux platforms. I'm interested in implementing an encoder to encode Bitmaps with a BITMAPV5HEADER.

    Many Thanks,


    Sunday, October 9, 2016 10:00 PM

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  • Hello Duncan Gravill,
                                  Thank you for your inquiry about Microsoft Open Specifications. We have created an incident for investigating this issue. One of the Open specifications team member will contact you shortly.
    Sreekanth Nadendla
    Microsoft Windows Open specifications
    Monday, October 10, 2016 3:32 AM
  • Hi Duncan,

    Thank you for contacting the Microsoft Open Protocols forum.   For the Bitmap structures, these are indeed documented in the MS-EMF specification.

    Here is the link that we can offer for the structure itself in MS-EMF:

    Thank you,

    Nathan Manis

    Microsoft Windows Open specifications

    Monday, October 10, 2016 8:09 PM