What is a .DIB File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .dib extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .dib file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DIB file?

The file extension .DIB stands for Device Independent Bitmap File. It was developed by Microsoft. The format of this raster related file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .dib file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .DIB file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .DIB file on various operating systems.

How to open a .DIB file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .dib file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the GIMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, Corel PaintShop Pro and GIMP software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DIB file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GIMP software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DIB file on Mac

The .dib file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the GIMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 and GIMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DIB file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GIMP software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DIB file on Linux

To open the .dib file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GIMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is GIMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .DIB file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GIMP software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .DIB file?

If you cannot open the .DIB file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .DIB file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .dic – Dictionary File, .dic – NEMA, .dicom – NEMA, .dicproof – Microsoft, .dict – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DIB file with the GIMP, Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, Corel PaintShop Pro programs on Windows, GIMP, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 programs on Mac and GIMP software on Linux.