BMP Me Crazy

The first 14 bytes of a bitmap (BMP) image are the ‘file header’, which contains info about the file type, size and some other useful stuff.

The following 40 bytes are the ‘info header’, which consists of the width and height of the image, the size of the image, its compression, etc.

So the image itself doesn’t actually start until byte 54 — or after a string of 432 0’s and 1’s.