Open DDS files with File Viewer Plus

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Do you need to open a DDS file?

File Viewer Plus can open DDS (DirectDraw Surface) images and comes with various image editing features, such as effects and resizing and cropping tools. You can also convert DDS images to JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, BMP, and JPEG2000 formats.

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What is a .DDS file?

DDS files are raster images saved in the DirectDraw Surface (DDS) container format. The files may contain compressed or uncompressed image data and are typically created to store textures and mipmaps for video games. However, they may also be used to save digital photographs and Windows desktop backgrounds.

The DDS format was introduced with the release of Microsoft DirectX 7.0 API in March 2000 and is primarily utilized by 3D game developers. You will most likely encounter DDS files if you are a Windows gamer looking to modify game content. You may also receive a DDS image from a friend or co-worker. Regardless of how you acquire the DDS image, File Viewer Plus can open, edit, and convert the file.

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