DIBs, or device independent bitmaps, were created by Microsoft with the goal of creating an image format which can be displayed regardless of the display device used, thus the device independent portion of its name. DIBs were created for use in the first Microsoft Windows operating systems, but are still widely used today.
Additional details on the DIB file format structure and history are available from the link below:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau … _dibs2.asp
If the above link does not work, check the Microsoft Developers Network (MSDN) for DIBs.
Black Ice Software’s imaging toolkits utilize the DIB as the focal point for all of the toolkits. Any supported image file format can be loaded from a file into a DIB, which can then be displayed, manipulated, printed or saved into a different file format.
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