This page contains information on the WBMP file extension (Wireless Bitmap File Format), a popular video file format


File extension .wbmp
Category Image File
Description The WBMP file format is a now obsolete file type that was used by early mobile phones to exchange and store images. WBMP files are black and white only. The WBMP format was succeeded by the PNG format for use by WAP mobile phones as this provided colour support. A requirement for a WAP specific image format has been rendered increasingly unnecessary due to the advent of smartphones and their support of a range of image formats.
Technical Details A .WBMP file is saved in bit format. This means that each pixel represents 1 bit. Each pixel can be black or white. Each WBMP file is comprised of a type field, a header field, a width value, a height value and the data for the image itself.
Associated programs
  • Microsoft Paint
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Developed by WAP Forum
MIME type
  • image/vnd.wap.wbmp
Useful links

WBMP Convert WBMP file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert WBMP files to a variety of other formats

  • wbmp to bmp (Windows bitmap)
  • wbmp to gif (Compuserve graphics interchange)
  • wbmp to ico (Windows Icon)
  • wbmp to jpg (JPEG compliant image)
  • wbmp to pcx (Paintbrush Bitmap Image)
  • wbmp to pdf (Portable Document Format)
  • wbmp to png (Portable Network Graphic)
  • wbmp to ps (PostScript)
  • wbmp to tga (Truevision Targa Graphic)
  • wbmp to thumbnail (Thumbnail image)
  • wbmp to tiff (Tagged image file format)
  • wbmp to webp (Lossily compressed image file)
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