[X3D-Public] support for .bmp image format

Michalis Kamburelis michalis.kambi at gmail.com
Sat Aug 17 18:25:52 PDT 2013

Dave A wrote:
> I don't know if I would recommend it (I might recommend PNG), but I
> would expect all players to support all such common formats.

I would not include BMP in the X3D spec, recommending PNG and JPG is 
much better IMHO --- better formats, better specifications etc.

And note that *full* support for BMP is not really that common. Things 
like RLE-compressed BMPs, bottom-up DIB, BI_JPEG / BI_PNG compression 
inside (see 
) are not universally supported. These features are also very seldom 
used, so most people don't notice it.


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