How to open .dds file format?

The probably reason why you are at this website is a problem with opening .dds file. The full name of the file is DirectDraw Surface. If the double-click on the file’s icon shows you a message that additional programs are needed to open the file, you’ll find the list of helpful programs in the bottom of the page.The developer of this format is Microsoft.

.dds file extension (DirectDraw Surface)

Category Developer/Producer File description Popularity
Raster Image Files Microsoft DirectDraw Surface
Programs using this file extension: .dds
ADS OS Software
  • Windows Texture Viewer
  • NVIDIA Texture Tools
  • NVIDIA DDS Thumbnail Viewer
  • Microsoft DirectX Texture Editor
  • DotPDN Paint.NET
  • XnView
  • DXTBmp
  • ideaMK DDS Viewer
  • IrfanView with IrfanView Formats plugin
  • Adobe Photoshop CC with NVIDIA DDS plugin
  • GIMP with DDS plugin
  • XnView
  • XnView

The file extension .dds can be used by another programs. If you have some useful information about .dds file type that may help other users, please send them to us and we’ll update our database.

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