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.DDS File Extension

File TypeDirectDraw Surface

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
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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.

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
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Windows Texture Viewer
XnViewMP
IrfanView with IrfanView Formats plugin
Adobe Photoshop with NVIDIA DDS plugin
GIMP with DDS plugin
Mac
XnViewMP
Linux
XnViewMP
Android
File Viewer for Android
Updated 8/18/2016

About the file extension dds

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