I mean they are a part of graphics, but if there is png, there should also be Bitmap.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I removed "feature-request" since the creation of a tag is possible without intervention from the SE team. You just need 300 reputation. \$\endgroup\$
    – user1430
    Commented Aug 10, 2013 at 16:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ Tags exist to make questions more searchable; can you edit your post to include questions that you think would be made more visible or easier to find with this tag applied? \$\endgroup\$
    – user1430
    Commented Aug 10, 2013 at 16:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok, Thanks. I wasn't sure which of the must-have-tags would fit best. I had a question here, where I wanted to know something about performance comparison between png and bitmaps. So I wanted to tag it with bitmap, so that guys who know sth about bitmaps would find it and tell me something about it. Just an idea. \$\endgroup\$
    – andy
    Commented Aug 10, 2013 at 17:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ Bitmap would be ambiguous, as it is also used as a data structure. \$\endgroup\$
    – Weckar E.
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 14:55

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We don't really have a lot of tags for image file formats in use. png is really the only one, and it only has eight questions, and glancing through those questions, the png tag is either noise or not all that useful. So, I don't really see the need for the tag you are proposing (I'm not even sure png is worth keeping around, honestly).

That said, because you are talking about a file format and not 'bitmaps in general' I would suggest that you use the tag bmp for this, if you were to tag it at all.

  • \$\begingroup\$ but there is no bmp tag? I was about to use it, but it doesn't exist too. \$\endgroup\$
    – andy
    Commented Aug 10, 2013 at 18:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ No, it doesn't (and I'm not convinced it would be useful to add). \$\endgroup\$
    – user1430
    Commented Aug 10, 2013 at 18:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ just saying. okay. \$\endgroup\$
    – andy
    Commented Aug 10, 2013 at 18:40

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