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.DDS File Extension

File TypeDirectDraw Surface

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CategoryRaster Image Files


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

What is a DDS file?

A DDS file is an image file saved in a raster image format used by Microsoft DirectX to store textures and environments. It can store compressed and uncompressed pixel formats and is sometimes used for storing Windows desktop backgrounds or wallpapers. DDS files are also used for texturing video game unit models.

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Programs that open DDS files
Updated 11/14/2018

About DDS Files

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