To use a bitmap, or not to use a bitmap? For many website owners, this question comes up frequently while choosing resources to use for their site. Bitmaps were once one of the most popular image types, but their use in websites has waned — W3Techs reports that today only .03 percent of websites use BMP files in their site design. There are some instances in which a BMP might be the right file type to use, however. Let’s look at the difference between bitmaps and other file types, as well as when you should choose one over the other.
Bitmap and Vector are the two main formats that imagery can be read, understood and displayed by computers. It isn’t easy to tell which is which unless you try and do something with the image, and both have their advantages and disadvantages.