DIB Graphics File Format

Subject: DIB Graphics File Format
From: "Kirshenbaum, Margery" <mkirshenbaum -at- KPMG -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 16:36:06 -0500

Hi,

We've been given a Help file to modify that has many referenced graphics
files with the .DIB extension. We've never encountered this file format
before, but did determine that it's a Windows bitmap type of file. The Help
file was created with Microsoft Help Workshop I think, and we are using
RoboHELP 6.0 to modify it.

Can anyone provide any relevant information about why this format might have
been used and/or what the benefits or disadvantages are of using this format
instead of .BMP? Also, which capture and editing tools are recommended for
working with .DIB files?

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another one, please do so to me off list.

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valuable information and interesting points of view.

Thanks,

Marge
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