I have a program that writes a bitmap file with the extension .fbm. They really write it for their own use but it would be very useful if Windows (and Lightroom / Photoshop) knew it was really just a bitmap image and treated it accordingly. Anyone have any suggestions on how to do this? Corel Photo Paint at least opens it so that program must try to find out what is in the file rather than relying on the extension. Photoshop gives me an error saying that it could not fill the request because it isn't the right kind of document. Any way to tell Photoshop that it is just a bitmap since it doesn't seem to look.
Open it in Corel Photo Paint and save it back out as a TIFF or JPG. What program created this file originally?
Oh it's a long story but the short answer is that it's an obscure embroidery program font preview file used internally by the program. I have a bunch of these files and mainly wanted to be able to browse them without converting them all. Since it is just a bitmap with a different extension, I thought it might be easy to set up like I used to do for html files in dreamweaver that had been renamed to .inc. I was surprised that PhotoShop didn't at least try to recognize the file?