BMP and PNG are two of the most common image file formats that you’ll encounter while working with images. Both have been frequently used in desktop and web applications until replaced by other modern image file formats such as WebP. But what’s the difference between them? Our previous blog post, BMP vs APNG, compared BMP and APNG file formats. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the characteristics of BMP and PNG file formats, and discuss the difference between these two.