BMP files are native Windows raster images. BMPs can store pixel data at several bit depths and can be compressed using the lossless RLE method. BMP images are typically much larger than formats such as JPEG or PNG.
To export a BMP file, ensure that a map or layout view is active. On the Share tab, click Export Map or Export Layout , depending on the active view, to open the Export pane. Change the File Type to BMP. Set a name and location for the file, and any other properties, and click Export.
The following properties are available when exporting to a BMP file:
The resolution of the export file in dots per inch (dpi). DPI is only available when exporting a layout. When exporting a map, the dpi is calculated automatically. For map exports, increase the Width and Height values to add additional pixels and get a higher resolution output.
Write world file
In the same location as the exported map, generate a separate world file that contains georeference information. This allows the exported image to be used as raster data in ArcGIS Pro or other GIS applications.
When exporting a layout, set Map frame to the 2D map frame you want the world file georeferenced information to be based on.
This option is not available in 3D views.
The number of bits to describe color in a pixel. Choose from the following:
Embed color profile
Include the color profile set for the map or layout in the exported file. This helps create consistency in colors when the file is viewed on different devices. If the profile is not embedded, or a non-color-managed viewer is used, the colors may be significantly different than what is seen on-screen.
This option is only available when color management is enabled. If color management is not enabled and the colorspace is set to CMYK, the CMYK colorspace is still included in the export. This may cause some colors to appear differently when viewing the exported file.