Create an easy new bitmap image file on Windows 11’s Context menu and Windows Explorer

Windows 11 allows you creating Bitmap images using the context menu or the new options that come with the new Windows Explorer. To learn the complete process, please refer this article.

Bitmap (BMP) is an image file format containing dots in pattern. When it is viewed from afar, this creates an image.

Creating bitmap images require breaking the image into the smaller possible units called pixels. The color information of each pixel is stored in bits.

There is a row and column in the bitmap image where a specific cell is given a value that fills it in or leaves it blank and thus creating an image out of the data.

Earlier, for the whole process, the users had to go to Start Menu> Accessories> Paint and there they could edit the BMP files.

Not everyone was used to with that. This could be the reason there are two ways of doing the same are injected with Windows 11, these are using Context Menu and with Windows Explorer.

How to create a BMP file via Context Menu?

  • The steps to create a Bitmap file in a folder are as follows:
  • Open the folder where you want the File to be in,
  • Then, open the context menu by right-clicking to the empty space inside the folder,
  • You are seeing the “New item” button, just hover over it and click on option that reads Bitmap image,


  • The bitmap image is ready. Open it with your desired app.


How to create a bitmap file through Windows Explorer?

Alternatively, use the Windows Explorer to create a new bitmap file. Here are the complete steps of doing this:

  • Open the folder where you want your file to be in,
  • Now, click on the drop-down menu icon on New Folder button on the top options pane,
  • Click on the button that says “New Item”,


  • Select Bitmap image from the list appears,


  • This is all. The Bitmap file is created. You can open it using your desired application.