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.DDS File Extension

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File TypeDirectDraw Surface

DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Raster image format used by Microsoft DirectX to store textures and environments; can store compressed and uncompressed pixel formats; sometimes used for storing Windows desktop backgrounds or wallpapers; also used for texturing video game unit models.

Program(s) that open .DDS files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
File Viewer Lite
Windows Texture Viewer
NVIDIA Texture Tools
NVIDIA DDS Thumbnail Viewer
Microsoft DirectX Texture Editor
dotPDN paint.net
XnViewMP
DXTBmp
ideaMK DDS Viewer
IrfanView with IrfanView Formats plugin
Adobe Photoshop with NVIDIA DDS plugin
GIMP with DDS plugin
Crytek Crysis
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
XnViewMP
Linux LogoLinux
XnViewMP
Updated 12/29/2014