The code for reading *.wav files is available in the Miscellaneous`Audio` package, which comes standard with Mathematica (the documentation for it is in the _Guide to Standard Packages_). I'm not immediately aware of any code to read bitmaps, but the format is well-documented (almost any Windows programming book that covers graphics will have it) and not too difficult to parse. However, I will mention that binary reading under Mathematica for Windows is problematic--it's very slow and it sometimes does text-binary translation which is very bad. If you decide to code this routine yourself, I recommend reading in the bitmap file with FastBinaryFiles (0206-783 on MathSource).
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