BMP Wrap is a small and free windows application that allows you to disguise any file as an image.
If you have a common desktop / laptop in your house and if you wish hide your private files from other family members, I think you will put all these private files in a folder and use the ‘hide’ option or you will use special software such as Iobit protected folder to password protect your confidential files.
But, do you know that you can hide important files or confidential data as images, thanks to this tiny application called BMP Wrap. The file size is just 20 KB, it’s a standalone file and doesn’t have any interface (UI).
To hide a file, all you need to do is drag the file and drop it onto BMP Wrap icon, the program will generate a valid BMP file or bitmap image with the same name and you can store this image on your PC or share it with anybody you wish.
If you open this bitmap image, you will find nothing but a distorted image and if some one tries open this BMP file with a text editor, it will not be clear what has been stored in it.
Not just for hiding files as images, this tiny steganography software can be helpful in sending files such as .exe & dll’s through email, because email severs such as Gmail
doesn’t allow executable files as attachments.
The software can be used to hide files such as PDF, Word, Excel, Dlls or whatever file format, after hiding the bitmap image can be sent a friend or the person you wish.
For extracting the original file from the bitmap image that you shared, your friend or destination users must have BMP Wrap application. They need to drop the bitmap image on BMP Wrap icon to extract the original file without any loss.
My view about BMP Wrap :
This is the best and simple tool to hide your important or secret files from others, but if the developer has added password protection then there is nothing to beat this tiny and steganograph application.
Download the application from developer website HCI Design